Exposure Asked: How to get rid of a General Anxiety Disorder?
I'm 15 years old and my question is how do i get rid of a General anxiety disorder without medication? It's very annoying, i'm constantly restless at night and don't get a lot of sleep and because of this, my life is being severely affected by this please help me . Thanks for the advice in advance.
holypeachesandcream8 Asked: Panic attacks/depression. What kind of meds can I get prescribed?
I'm going to the doctor soon with my mom to get medicine for my depression/anxiety/panic attacks/insomnia. I was referred there by a shrink. Anyways, the shrink said maybe I should talk to my dr about taking a 'take as needed' med for the panic attacks because i dont have severe anxiety all the time I just get the occasional panic attack (maybe 1 every couple weeks?)I heard that benzodiazepines help with that? (Xanax,valium, etc.)But I also have depression so can I not take antidepressants and benzos together? I know Xanax and Valium are very strong meds so are there weaker benzos for younger patients like me? (im only 15) Thanks!
Neuropsych Asked: What are some meditation techniques that I can supplement sleep with?
To deal with insomnia, I was told that calcium magnesium and zinc tablets work.I'll try those supplements.I currently take magnesium and mucuna puriens to palliate my anxiety.In the past, meditating out the time that neighbors were up is the only activity that works to prevent the uncomfortable feeling of trying to sleep and not finding any.I then start to doze off while meditating, sitting upright.I can meditate and all, but that doesn't restore my body like sleep does.I need a meditation that can do everything that sleep does because I cannot do the actual sleep with a lady on the floor above me who hasto walk around with shoes on half the night.I must meditate and perhaps wear ear cups while doing it.
Swarley Asked: What medication would you recommend?
I have OCD, Severe Anxiety Disorder, Insomnia(this is the worst of all of my conditions), and PTSD.PTSD kind of triggered and/or worsened my other problems.
I've been to many different psychologists/psychiatrists to no avail.They keep putting me on SSRI's even though I have a bad reaction to them and they for the most part do not work for me.
I've been on the following medications: Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Trazadone(for insomnia), Prozac, Serzone, etc.None of these worked despite me being on each one for several months at a time over the past decade.I tell them this and they continue to throw anti depressants at me even though I am not the least bit depressed.
I'm just curious to see if people that suffered the same problems as me found something that worked for them.
ALSO, I have an additional question related to this.. should I see a primary care physician or find a new psychiatrist?I'm in a new area so I will be looking for both, I just don't know if primary care physicians can treat stuff like insomnia or severe anxiety.
NightOfTheHunter Asked: Don’t know what to do about suicidal thoughts?
I have had severe depression on and off since I was 12, I'm being assessed for bipolar disorder and I have borderline personality disorder. I have recently been in a huge high and yesterday I just felt myself drop and I feel so unbelievably crap. All I want to do is die, I have access to pills and other things to kill myself and I'm alone. I'm scared of myself, I have tried to commit 5 times and I know I will try again. The feeling is so intense, its like nothing will take it away. I've tried music, films, television, a walk, sleeping but nothing is helping all I wanted to do is end my life so badly. The crisis team are coming round today, shall I tell them how I have been feeling? I don't think they can do much. I just need some way of stopping these thoughts, its too intense Thanks x
mrs abiankem Asked: please advice me on this?
-11am wake up from couch
feed baby (she sleeps till bout 10-11am)
have a cigerette
wait for husband to come home
between 12-3pm go shop
give baby milk then nap nout 2-3ish
have a meal
nd snack nd watch tv
husband finally talks randomly
then watch tele again
play with baby througout the day
bath baby bout 7ish the bed time at half 7
husband or me might go to friends but 1 of us stay home
then i fall asleep everynight on couch between 2-4am
please can i get advice on how to have a better life
i apply for work nd cant afford college nd wont get funded
i have depresion and insomnia which is why i cant sleep and family live 300 and 2000 milles from us
Nopenot Asked: Could my diet be causing my anxiety disorder?
I have had an anxiety disorder since '09. Since then, thank God, I've probably gotten 3 panic attacks and only 1 full on panic attack which left me hopeless and depressed. Well guess what, I wasn't going down without a fight. I purposely put myself in situations which cause me anxiety and took the blows. Till now no fainting from panic attacks. Just some really small hyperventilation and shallow breathing but other than that I felt fine. But the thing is, I live with the constant fear of having another panic attack. I fear fainting like crazy!!!!What's worse is that I'm hearing all this talk about chemical imbalances being the cause which makes the fear grow because I feel like I can't help it then. So after doing some research I see that chemical imbalance can mean your diet is wrong. Well newsflash, my diet for the past 3-4 years has been absolutely HORRIBLE. I don't have good sleep patterns, shoot it's 3am right now and I always wake up around 12pm! NO exercise *at all*. I tried doing it once last year but I totally flaked on that lol. I procrastinate like crazy which gives me enormous amounts of stress. Vitamins, nutrients, minerals, fruits and vegetables? Yeah right. I can't remember the last time I ate a broccoli. I'm a bit overweight. I eat like crap, which means no breakfast, a big lunch, no dinner just instead some junk food. Guess when was the last time I ate fish? I don't like fish. Oh, and I was 4 years old. My mom forced me. I took a bite though when I was 12! Could this lifestyle of mine be causing my anxiety disorders? But what if it's hereditary? Because my mom gets panic attacks when going on the freeway and my brother just recently got them which makes me 10 million times depressed. Fml. Seriously. I'm so sad right now.