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Is anxiety and depression more common nowadays or just more ''out there'' and discussed than it used to be?

A: Lifetime prevalence doesn''t seem to have changed between DSM III and DSM IV. No. People just like to think they can diagnose each other. I think its a mixed bag of reasons. Too many pressures from expectations, Doctors having more resources (medicines), more research being done meaning types of depression being understood better. More willingness to accept help (because you might have to, as you hold down a demanding job). Lack of family support as the family disintegrates. The triggers that cause anxiety and depression are more prevalent now than ever before in history of modern world. Lack of natural beauty, lack of emotional expression in...


Do natural supplements/herbs for anxiety and depression really work?

A: They didn''t work for me, they just gave me really horrible side effects. I went to the doctor and got put on the real stuff. Its definitely worth it. I don''t know about herbs/supplements, but for me personally, changing my diet and things like that work. I eat more white meat and green veggies. It helps my mood so much. Vitmain D is good too. There are many herbs (fiber for example!) and natural supplements may work, but I would only consider ones that are approved by the FDA or have considerable research supporting success. I have also had family that continue to move from one supplement to another claiming they work. I question the actual effectiveness because they never stick to...


How do I begin to hynotize myself to sleep better and cure anxiety and depression

A: anxiety and depression can cause insomnia and chronic insomnia can cause anxiety and depression. Try these techniques to help in getting to sleep: self-distraction, progressive muscle relaxation and better sleep habits. Mediating twice a day helps to reduce anxiety levels and also acts as a self distraction method to get to sleep....

Advice to fight anxiety and depression

A: You would like to know whether there is any advice that you can suggest to her in order to help her fight with the anxiety and depression. Molesting is abusing somebody sexually. It is rather common in different families. Women who have been molested while they were children may suffer from psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, fear from being hurt or may have difficulties in relationships and communication with people. If you tell your girlfriend that she needs counseling, she may get upset and start believing that you want to make it look as if she is crazy. The best way to help her is to convince...

Is anxiety and depression the same?

A: anxiety usually describes an elevated emotional response, like fight-or-flight, to a specific situation, thought, memory, etc. depression describes the condition in which the mind literally closes down and is characterized by fatigue and lethargy reactions which may not be associated with specific stressors. They will benefit from good psychotherapy, which can be done outside of a facility, and even online. Peter Strong, PhD specializes in Mindfulness-based Transformational Therapy. He is also a Teacher and Author of ''The Path of Mindfulness Therapy'' (Amazon.com). Besides office sessions Dr. Strong provides a very popular Online Therapy...


How can you overcome anxiety and depression?

A: The following links provide basic information about depression and anxiety and how to manage and treat them. Your health care provider is best able to guide your treatment decisions based on your specific circumstances. For more specific information, consult your physician or health care provider. Please see http://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/anxiety/index.aspx and http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/understanding.aspx....


Why is gabapentin 300mg prescribed for anxiety and depression, I thought it was for seizures?

A: Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anti-seizure medication, which is also sometimes utilized to relieve ''sharp-shooting'' nerve pain, associated with the herpes virus or shingles. It is not specifically indicated for anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder, but a small number of studies have shown some favorable results in patients who have not received adequate relief from traditional medications. Neurontin (gabapentin) needs further research in use for psychiatric purposes, but it may prove to be a useful alternative. It may also be a good choice if the patient is also experiencing pain, as studies have also shown a link between pain and depression. The main side effect associated with...


Why are the European cures of anxiety and depression being ignored under USA medical standards?

A: As far as depression and anxiety, or GAD is concerned, I totally disagree with the statement of "there is no cure, European or otherwise". All of our woes and troubles have basically been a product of 3 things, but after time and maybe some good strong belief and faith, these illnesses can be at least bettered. First off, our diets nowadays SUCK; in america, it is considered "SAD"- Standard American Diet- not enough essential fatty acids for instance for the brain''s proper nutrition. Second, we are generally predisposed for things like anxiety, and...


5-HTP for anxiety and depression?

A: I apologize I never heard of 5-HTP, but i''m actually on Lexapro as well and on top of depression, I have severe A.D.H.D... and to put the icing on the cake G.A.D runs on my mothers side of the family so I''ve had severe anxiety since childhood. I''ve been on over 11 different anti-depressants and lexapro always worked good for me because it also helps with anxiety as well, and i''m on 30mg right now and last week I went cold turkey and lost it. So, I know you''re smart enough to wing yourself off... like i''d do 30mg, next day 20mg, next 2 days 10mg


Natural Supplements for anxiety and depression

A: fish oil is also good for stabilizing moods. B complex and sublingual B 12 are good for anxiety and depression. Here is a good link Nutritional Supplements for depression: Researched and Proven at bedtime you can drink chamomile tea or passion flower tea Lavender and sandle wood scents (candles, bath oil, etc,,,,) are good for stress. Also watch what you eat. Avoid foods with preservatives like msg monosodium glutamate Lecithin is also good http://www.diagnose-me.com/treat/T23892.html There is tincture that is called stress ease. It works wonders, do you eat before you...

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