Have Mental Health Questions? Ask a Psychiatrist Online
Welcome to JA. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in NYS. I am preparing my reply and will post in one moment.
Thank you for reaching out to Just Answer for help. Do you feel you failed the test because you were not really prepared or because of test anxiety?
Yes, no problem, did you see my question?
What year of nursing school are you in? Were you a good student in high school? Did you get good grades?
I was wondering if ADD might be the problem. Who did the testing? And good for you with Nursing school almost finished, will you have your Bachelor's then? Are you being too hard on yourself worrying about this one exam or do you think you might need help with your performance anxiety?
Yes, I have three nurses in my practice and one nursing student. The expectations and academics are very difficult. Are you on medication for anxiety?
There is an exercise that you can do that involves your brain and body to help you to calm down and regain your focus. Breathe deeply through your mouth while counting to ten and saying I breathe in cam and then breathe out through your mouth slowly while saying I breathe out stress.
Anxiety can cause irritability, the need to be in control, fatigue, lack of concentration, etc. It might be best for you to go to the counseling office at your college and explain to them what you are experiencing and consider a low dose of an anti anxiety medication like Celexa at least until you finish school.
They are not addictive, will not change your personality but will help take this edge of worry and stress away so you can focus on what you need to do. No, this is a question and answer format and not a website that gets involved in prescribing or monitoring medications.
Yes, it does. It will help your neuortransmitters work more efficiently to utilize all of the positive hormones that exist in your brain to help you function without additional stress/worry/anxiety.
Th medication is added into your system slowly and you should start to see positive effects within 3 weeks. Side effects vary from person to person, some people don't have any at all and some might experience dry mouth, dizziness, decreased sex drive, etc. But as I said, it is introduced slowly so you would notice if there were any side effects and discontinue. I like Celexa because my clients do not seem to experience side effects very often. Linda
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Yes, you might be one of the people who also does not have side effects. In the meantime do the best you can to take care of yourself, use relaxation techniques, go for walks, express your feelings by getting them out, and prepare, prepare, prepare for your tests to reduce your anxiety. Also some people start to feel the effects of anti anxiety medication almost immediately. No, Zoloft does not help with ADD, however having less worry and anxiety will help you with focus and concentration. Linda
It has been good getting to know you a bit, please stay in touch on this thread and let me know how you are doing.. And please take a moment to rate my service to you. I would truly appreciate it. Linda D., LMSW, CASAC