Anxiety attacks, depression after witnessing several deaths. Cure possible?
i only recently found out what is wrong with me, is called anxiety attack. it happen at a funeral after several deaths have happen. it stopped, but now it started and my doctor says i am lacking iron psychiatrist says i m depressed. i thought i was crazy. but i have been through this about 9 yrs ago and drs said it is my mind playing tricks on me.i lived in fear of it returning. it did. it is more fearful to not know what s wrong and if there is a cure. can i be cured
Thanks for the excellent question. Let me try to give you as complete an answer as I can. Anxiety and depression march hand in hand quite often. After suffering a life trauma (as you did) one can develop anxiety, depression, or both. These are treatable, and sometimes, though not always, curable. Medication and psychotherapy will help with your panic and anxiety symptoms. Seek out a mental health professional (a psychiatrist is best) as soon as possible. Best of luck and good health to you. I hope I helped orient you a bit. -J. Clive Spiegel MD
Thanks for your query. I can understand your concern. It is possible that you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety disorder which is secondary to stressful life events. However, you require a thorough psychiatric evaluation focusing on the duration, intensity and frequency of anxiety symptoms. In addition, if you are anemic, you would require iron supplements since anemia can precipitate anxiety symptoms. Anti-anxiety drugs and psychotherapy (eg cognitive behavioural therapy) can help you in this regard. Yoga and breathing relaxation exercises can be tried by you initially. Hope you found the information useful.
Dr Sundar Gnanavel
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