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I have been getting some symptoms of anxiety lately. But theyre

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I have been getting some symptoms of anxiety lately. But they're not coming and going, they're beginning to take place all day. All day i feel so numbed and seperated from reality. I have a hard time breathing, and my heart beat is always fast. Any idea what this is and what i can do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 6 years ago.
Hello,It sounds like your problem has progressed from occasions of anxiety of discrete duration as in a panic attack to an overall feeling such as one would experience is generalized anxiety disorder. I would suggest that you consider a psychiatric referral for medication evaluation. Threre are several types with both their positive and negative points. In addition to to medication I would recommend the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In CBT, one is taught new ways of thinking and behaving and as a result, one's mood improves. anxiety and panic decrease. In addition CBT is evidenced based as the most effective form of treating anxiety. See:

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/therapies/cognitivebehaviouraltherapy.aspx

 

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Ralph LMHC

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