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I have had anxiety, What can I do to help ?

I have had what i m thinking is anxiety now for almost a year. it happens most when i m not with my daughter, or when i m all alone. I hate the way it makes me feel and the constant worrying. What can I do to help?
Asked On : Wed, 12 Jan 2011
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

The main way to tackle this would be to look at the cause of your anxiety. Anxiety is always about fear and hence you need to know what is the fear about. Also you say you have this only when your daughter is away but also say that you are constantly worrying. If both of these are true, then that means you are having what we call "anticipatory anxiety" i.e you are worried thinking about the anxiety you are going to have once you are alone.

Behavioural activation...i.e keeping yourself busy with lot of activity is one of the best self help methods that helps depressed people but here your problem appears to be mainly worry/anxiety.

I would suggest that you follow the recommendations in the above two replies,if your problems are not too severe/not having much effect on your social/family/occupational life and you are not too distressed. Yoga/meditation might also help.

But if the severity is high/its affecting your life too much/if you are too distressed, please contact a psychiatrist for appropriate assessment and treatment.

Good Luck
Answered: Thu, 13 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Keep your self busy, do not allow your self to feel lonely, watch TV, read good spiritual books. do some activities like walking, listen to music in short do not just sit. Anxiety is a state mind in which one is assuming the things which are not there. so do not worry you should share your fear and joy with any friend or close family members you have.
Answered: Wed, 12 Jan 2011
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You Should Go For Long Walks And Drink Plenty Of Water And Have A Sugary Snack And Try Not To Worry You Can Beat This Dont Let It Rule Your Life And You Should Take A Deep Breath In Though Youe Nose And Hold For Six Seconds And Then Breathe Out Though Your Mouth For Six Seconds And Try Not To Think Too Much And Try To Relax And Try And Shake It Off And Try To Smile And Laugh I Hope Your Anxeity Clears Up Owen
Answered: Thu, 17 Feb 2011
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It seems you are seeking too much of company and you feel insecure when alone. Try getting out of it. Every person needs some quality time for him or her everyday. So try availing that when you are away from your daughter.Engage yourself in things which you like to do, may be watch a fav TV show, go out for a drive while listening to your fav music or some window shopping.Try getting this implemented in your life and you will see a lot has changed.Try having an identity of yourself.
Answered: Thu, 13 Jan 2011
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