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How Do I Use GABA for anxiety?

A: If you are considering using GABA for anxiety treatment, you should first check with your doctor to be sure it will be safe. As with any medications or supplements, drug interaction can be a concern. In addition, it is probably a good idea to find out if your anxiety could be caused by an underlying health condition before beginning any type of self-prescribed treatment. Some people successfully use GABA to help alleviate anxiety, but the amount they take seems to vary. The recommended dosage is usually about 700 mg per day, however, there seems to be no universally recognized dosage requirements. GABA is a type of amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter in the...


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What Are the Different Types of Social anxiety Therapy?

A: Social anxiety therapy typically involves individual psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, and may involve medication. At times, doctors will prescribe patients to undergo both treatments to adequately and more effectively overcome this disorder. Depending on the severity of the disorder, as well as the patientís willingness to participate, group meetings may also be coordinated for social anxiety therapy. The type of social anxiety therapy a patient is assigned largely depends on the extent of the personís disorder. While some people may only experience anxiety in certain social situations, such as being asked to speak in front of a crowd, others may experience...


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Best way to beat anxiety?

A: See anxiety treatments, at ezy build (below) in section 6. Set yourself a specific time period for worrying about anything, (say; around three quarters of an hour, possibly when you get home, or after your evening meal, but not too close to bedtime) after which, resolve firmly to refuse to even entertain the thought of worrying again on that day: realise and accept that to do otherwise would be counterproductive to your mental health, and enjoyment of life. You will have had your "worry time" for the day, and can just write down any more thoughts that come to mind, and say to yourself: "Well, I''ll just have to worry about that tomorrow, won''t I?". It is important to deal with a negative internal...


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What Are the Different Types of anxiety Supplements?

A: anxiety supplements may come in various forms. Some are all natural or organic, while others are homemade remedies. Some anxiety supplements are herbal treatments specifically formulated for depression or for anxiety relief. Many are in pill or capsule form, while others come in a powdered variety. The herbal remedy known as kava is one such supplement often recommended for anxiety treatment. While there is typically no miracle anxiety cure, there are several herbal and vitamin supplements known to ease the symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks. These are an option for those individuals who...


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anxiety, Depression or Both?

A: Wendy, Your questions about your, medication for anxiety and depression, is an excellent one. After only four months and with doctors who seem to be trying to find the right combination of these complicated medications I do not think you should worry about the medicine, now, especially if it has brought you from begging to be hospitalized to functioning more or less normally. Is is also perfectly normal and quite healthy that you are concerned about taking all of this medication in the long term.  To look forward to eliminating or at least reducing the amount of your daily medications you need psychotherapy that is targeted to help you control your symptoms.  Your childhood is no doubt significant, but your therapist must be flexible and willing...


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What Are the Best treatment Options for Sundowning?

A: The best treatment options for sundowning include the use of anti-anxiety, hypnotic, and neuroleptic medications. In addition, behavioral therapy is effective in managing symptoms of sundowning. In most psychiatric literature, sundowning syndrome, nocturnal delirium, and sundowning are used interchangeably to describe symptoms of this cognitive disorder that effects certain elderly people with and without dementia. When nightfall arrives, these patients display certain patterns of abnormal cognitive behaviors. Generally, these behaviors include anxiety, agitation, and confusion. In addition, yelling, wandering, and pacing are often seen in these patients when dusk or evening approaches. Frequently, evening...


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What can I take for anxiety besides alprazolam?

A:  anxiety that starts to control your daily activities requires further evaluation. There are many different types of anxiety, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias or fears. Anti-anxiety medications are one part of a treatment plan for anxiety. The medications most commonly used are benzodiazepines and alprazolam belongs to this class of drugs. Benzodiazepines are effective for the short-term relief of anxiety, but it is easy to build tolerance to these medications, meaning that patients need higher and higher doses to have the same effect....


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Is Diazapan safe for a 9yr old with anxiety issues, or justa short term measure

A: Thank you for your question and welcome to anxietyConnection.com.   I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you advice on whether to give your daughter diazapan.   I would suggest contacting a psychiatrist and having a complete evaluation done. A psychiatrist can work with your current psychologist to come up with a treatment plan to help your daughter cope, not only with medical procedures but daily frustrations.   For more information:   HealthCentral : anxiety and Children   anxiety - How Children Develop Fears and anxiety Disorders   anxiety

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Not yet been diagnosed with anxiety, but this is what I have been going through....

A: Nik Thank you for your question and welcome to anxietyConnection.com   It would be impossible for me to say whether you have anxiety disorder or not. This would need to be diagnosed by your doctor or a mental health professional. If you are currently seeing your family doctor, you may want to ask for a referral to a mental health professional that specializes in anxiety. He or she would be best able to determine if you are suffering from anxiety and help you in setting up a treatment plan if you are.   For more information:   Generalized anxiety Disorder   When Should I Seek Help for

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Can anxiety disorders be precipitated by neuro-chemical imbalances as in depression?

A: Thank you for your question and welcome to anxiety Connection.com.   The following link will give you some information as to the role the brain plays in the cause of anxiety: http://www.healthcentral.com/anxiety/introduction-000028_2-145.html   As far as how to proceed, it sounds as if you are on the right track. Cognitive beahvioral therapy has been found to be very helpful in treating anxiety. Some people also use medication to help.   For further informaton   anxiety treatment   OCD   Generalized anxiety Disorder   I hope this helps   Eileen...


 
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