Hi, I am Dr Dina Ali, a psychiatrist with 10 years of experience.
I have reviewed your question and I am sorry for what you are going through.
In fact, anxiety is a natural and helpful response we all must have to identify and respond to dangers. But sometimes it's triggered by the wrong stimuli or become severe enough to affect our lives negatively and interfere with our daily functioning.
At that point, treatment is a necessity.
Best results are obtained from combining medications with psychotherapy.
Used medications for anxiety disorders are SSRIs, some SNRIs and other antidepressants to a lesser extent.
Other non-pharmacological treatments like psychotherapy can be effective alone in mild cases or in combination with meds.
CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is the most commonly used and well-studied type of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders.
Sleep hygiene measures and relaxation techniques like meditation
, breathing exercises and Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) are very helpful in controlling insomnia
, anxiety and evoke relaxation. I can share some ideas about these if you want.
Healthy diet, exercise, good social support system like friends and family, doing pleasurable activities and activities that make you feel in control of your life (mastery activities) are all good factors that help reduce your anxiety.
Hope this answer is helpful to you.
If you have further concerns, please let me know.
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