Good afternoon and thank you so much for your message. I realize it's difficult to reach out. Please know I honor your courage.
My name is ***** ***** I am a psychotherapist in the Metro Boston area .
There are a few things you can suggest to your friend in terms of managing his anxiety effectively:
1. psychotherapy to learn some coping skills
2. psychiatry (medication for anxiety)
3. exercise (to raise serotonin levels in the brain)
4. yoga/meditation (to overall ease anxiety)
I would also recommend the following coping techniques:
This article provides a great outline of what not to say to a friend struggling with anxiety: tinybuddha.com/blog/8-things-not-say-someone-whos-struggling-anxiety/
Some great suggestions for ensuring a better night's sleep can be found in the following article: http://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-get-better-sleep-and-prevent-exhaustion/
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