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Have you tried any type of treatment other than meds? Meds help, but don't solve the problem on their own. Research has shown that the most effective treatments for anxiety are what they call cognitive behavioral treatments. The best book I've found out there is called "The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook" by Edmund Borne. The great thing about the book is it is setup as a workbook with chapters not only on understanding anxiety, but also a separate chapter on each of the things you can do to work through anxiety, like relaxation, exercise, nutrition, as well as cognitive/thinking techniques.
One of the main concepts in treating anxiety is relaxation. Do you know how to relax? It is something most people have to work at and practice. Physiologically it is impossible to be anxious and relaxed at the same time, so by learning how to relax you actually learn how to manage anxiety.
That is only a nutshell intro, but basically there are effective proved techniques that work and can be worked through preferably with a therapist, but you could try on your own with a good workbook like the one I mentioned above.
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