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Fear of failure, tensed, rapid heart beat, obsessive. Treatment?

Hello doctor,am 27 years old.I am suffering from a series of psychiatric problems.I am feeling feared always,my heart beats very fastly throughout the day and feeling of fear and some secretion is there in my stomach always.I am not relaxed for even a minute in my life for the past 10 years.I am feeling obssessed to do certain things,in case of failure i sense a terrible fear.I consult a psychiatrist but he treats me just for depression .Please help me.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Your symptoms are suggestive of anxiety related depression. Avoiding stress and practicing relaxation exercises like deep breathing and yoga will be helpful. You can also ask for cognitive behavioral therapy from your psychiatrist.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hi Satish,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for your question...

The symptoms which you have described - a constant feeling of fear or apprehension, inability to relax, palpitations, etc. seem to be indicative of an anxiety disorder, probably a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). You need to elaborate more on the part where you mentioned that you have certain 'obsessions'.

Treatment of anxiety disorders can be with medication or using psychological therapies. Anti-anxiety medication can be used for short periods of time to give quick relief and SSRIs (a class of anti-depressant medication) are usually used on a long-term basis. Psychological therapies include talking therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy, other behavioural therapies and relaxation exercises. Often, a combination of medication with psychological therapies gives better and longer lasting results.

You also need to see if there are any underlying stressors which are perpetuating your anxiety symptoms, in which case, tackling them and learning better coping strategies will be an important part of treatment.

Al the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultnt Psychiatrist
Answered: Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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