Anxiety therapy techniques

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1683916 tn?1305186014 One was taking medication (called concerta) one was taking group therapy and one was doing both. The group therapy was with people that did not have ADD, it was a group of people that where hospitalized because of severe Depression problems, Schizophrenic disorders, Borderline, Drug addiction etc. Many things. I was not hospitalized, never have been.., I am living my own life in my own house and I feel ok.
Avatar m tn What are some coping techniques I can employ? I sometimes want to die because of this stuff and already have a serious mental illness I'm having to deal with alongside the PTSD and I'm supposed to be receiving therapy for this but I don't know when I will and need to know some things I can do to cope better until then.
209987 tn?1451939065 Has anyone else ever seen this? If so, what techniques seem to work? If it were a matter of just learning to read, I could help, but... I have tried holding his hand and guiding it while printing out the alphabet etc, but this does not seem to help. My family seems to suffer from "literacy problems" brother learned to read by looking at comic books...he was 16 when he finally figured it all out. Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn I have moderate anxiety issues. I feel it most often after a night that I drink alcohol. I've been taking Vitamin B and C, fish oil, drinking tea, and exercising. They all help somewhat but, I tried something today that was amazing. I bought these Cd's from Dr. Andrew Weil ( and the breathing techniques really helped relax me. I woke up anxious this morning and played this cd. I was completely relaxed afterward and have remained relaxed.
1944234 tn?1331101553 I'm proud of the fact that I can sort of control that compulsion) and the resulting scabs, which is painful and uncomfortable. It doesn't relax me or ease any anxiety, I just feel as though I have to do it. I fixate on little social faux pas that others would just forget about entirely. My obsessions and compulsions aren't disturbing my life too much yet, but I'm trying to find ways to diminish the symptoms without medication or psychotherapy.
Avatar f tn I was hoping some people on here had some natural techniques to help me fall asleep. Are there any?
Avatar f tn I am a believer in therapy, don't get me wrong, but if it is creating more issues surrounding anxiety post therapy, then I'd question if that therapist was going down a good path with you. There are good and bad therapists out there. Start tracking in a journal with how you feel. This info will help you decide if you need a new therapist, if this therapy is helping or if you should talk to your GP about the addition of medication.
620923 tn?1452919248 As an added bonus, spinach contains magnesium, a mineral with relaxing and calming effects. Salmon A deficiency of selenium can cause anxiety and irritability. A serving of salmon will give you about three-fourths of your daily allowance. Also, salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which plays a role in brain function and is said to regulate mood and alleviate depression.
Avatar f tn I will practice these techniques and see about light therapy.
Avatar f tn There are a lot of techniques to relieve anxiety. You can google stress relief, anxiety techniques, etc. The trick is to not give up. Too often I have those I work with use these techniques and they give up on the technique. I wish you the best.
1644823 tn?1330059575 Dear members, i want to ask that is anxiety curable with the help of only medicines?
Avatar m tn The important thing to do is to address the anxiety, usually with a therapist. Therapy will help teach you coping techniques to deal with anxiety when it rears it's ugly head. The medication you're on is a pretty good option for long term treatment of anxiety, because it doesn't come with as many tolerance issues, like the shorter acting benzodiazepines, like Xanax and Ativan.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Anxiety therapy Cognitive behavioral therapy Exposure therapy Making therapy work for you Treating anxiety disorders with therapy When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy–unlike anxiety medication–treats more than just the symptoms of the problem.
Avatar n tn panic attacks at 15 and learned how to deal with them thru therapy and certain breathing techniques. Fast forward to 34 and they have come back with a vengeance. So now I'm in therapy again, trying meds, exercise ect. . Next step my doc wants me to try group therapy for people with anxiety and depression. I also suffer from agoraphobia so it will have to be a small group. We will see.. I will try anything at this point to not feel like this everyday. @New help please ...
4046749 tn?1357107596 See a doc. Try looking up cognitive behavior therapy and breathing techniques for anxiety online.
Avatar f tn There are natural ways of dealing with this, including natural remedies, meditation and other relaxation techniques, exercise and therapy and dietary changes. It may be that only medication will help you, but there's a lot else out there to try. Start with a book called Natural Highs by Hyla Cass, a psychiatrist at UCLA who uses natural methods in her treatment.
1747084 tn?1311826673 The therapy will help you from doing the OCD habits but if for whatever reason you are able to do that if you go into google and type either relaxation techniques to get rid of anxiety or getting rid of anxiety naturally you may find some things. Some great sites are http://relaxationtechniquesforanxiety.
Avatar m tn Therapy is a wonderful tool for anxiety and would highly recommend it.
Avatar n tn You need to get into therapy to get to the root of your anxiety, learn coping and relaxation techiques. You need to be with friends and having some fun, socializing. You're young and should not be spending all your time alone and fearful. Fear brought on by anxiety can become very bad, so it's important that you seek therapy. I think it's great that you've developed your own relaxation techniques to calm yourself while walking the road, this is good.
Avatar n tn Try relaxation techniques like meditation and yoga.You can also try cognitive behaviour therapy after consulting a psychiatrist or psychologist. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing. .
Avatar n tn So the long and short of it is that you need to learn some techniques to alleviate your anxiety and you can be successful with the right help. All my best.
Avatar m tn So, dont worry about it, but get it checked just in-case for ease of mind and so you can take the next steps to treat it if it is anxiety. Anyway, excersize is proven to help anxiety. So is healthy eating. Chamomile tea helps ease anxiety, meditation, deep breathing (like, close your eye and lay down, breathe in slowly as much air as you can, hold it for like 3 seconds, then slowly let it all that 3 times or more...whatever you want). Those are just a couple techniques...
Avatar f tn I went to a doctor and the doctor said it was just anxiety and I should try doing some breathing techniques. After being reassured that I wasn't going to die, I pretty much stopped having them or I was able to calm myself down if I felt one coming. All of a sudden after two years I started having them again. I got one about a month ago after dealing with a lot of stress and again just a few days ago also after dealing with a lot of stress.
Avatar m tn A specific kind of therapy that is very helpful for anxiety sufferers is CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT uses techniques to help the patient retrain the way they think, and work towards diminishing that anxiety response. Ask your doc if he/she can recommend someone well versed in CBT. You'll get the benefits of the traditional "talk therapy" along with some of the newer CBT based approaches. Good luck, keep us posted!!
1694901 tn?1317009564 My own opinion is that medication is absolutely necessary when you can't function to a point where you'd be fully able to invest the effort and energy in therapy to treat your issues. Our lives don't stop when we suffer from anxiety and panic disorder, and the pressures our daily lives impose on us have to be our 'new normal' in order to function without medication.
1844300 tn?1318869731 Psychotherapy (talking things out), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (controlling your spontaneous thoughts), and stress management techniques are available- you can pick and choose what you want to try, based on experimentation... basically whatever works for you. All of these, however, require the experience and guidance of a professional. It's a pretty easy and very helpful process. Success is based on how hard you work at it.
Avatar f tn I have had anxiety for 9 years now im 25 and im on zoloft,i dont want to leave the house cause im so worried bout have one i dont like being in cars and i dont drive and i cant be in stores for along time i do go to the doctors but they dont do nothing but keep me on the same meds,i could be watchin a movie or cleanin house and will have one i just dont no what to do any more about my anixety i dont no if its stress or worrying all the time
3133784 tn?1345261450 I've always had anxiety but it's never been this bad before. A couple days before my daughter's 5th birthday I got this feeling in the middle of the night like my throat was closing up and I had an instant panic attack. Now ever since then I get this feeling that my throat is going to close up and then on comes a panic attack. My husband keeps telling me that it's not going to close up and that if it truly was it wouldn't "go away and come back".