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Generalised anxiety disorder, treatment, preventive measures - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have been diagnosed with G.A.D
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Wanted to know what are the treatment solutions and preventive measures available for me
Doctor :   Generalised Anxiety Disorder is a chronic condition.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is not a medical disease but a group of symptoms that develop due to anxiety.
Doctor :   The aim of the treatment is to control the symptoms.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is achieved by medical drugs, therapies and certain lifestyle modifications.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   There are various forms of anti anxiety medications which are used.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Your treating doctor/psychiatrist will be the person who will start those medications and monitor the effects of the drugs.
User :   ok... what are the therapies and life stlye modifications you recommend?
Doctor :   Apart from this, therapies in the form of regular counselling is also available as treatment.
Doctor :   Both these treatment can be obtained by after consulting your doctor.
Doctor :   A few home measures are proved to be effective in treating G.A.D
Doctor :   I shall discuss about those here?
User :   ok
User :   yes please
Doctor :   1. Deep breathing exercise - are known to prevent the symptoms of GAD
Doctor :   This exercises involve breathing deep and counting breathes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   This exercises help in increasing the blood circulation to the brain which causes relaxation and preventing the symptoms.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   2. Take a cool shower.
Doctor :   3. Practise meditation.
Doctor :   These few measures help in controlling the symptoms.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Apart from this other lifestyle measures include
User :   thanks..
User :   ya... go on please
Doctor :   Other measures that are sure to help are,
Doctor :   a. Regular sleep
Doctor :   b. Regular diet
Doctor :   c. Physical exercises,
Doctor :   d. Yoga and transcendental meditations.
User :   ok...
User :   this helps..
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   not for now
User :   youve been great help
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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