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  1. There are LOTS of drugs out there prescribed for...

    There are LOTS of drugs out there prescribed for anxiety disorder. But many are basically the same. There are really only a few categories of drugs used for anxiety disorder they are:

    1. SSRIs,...
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    Well, it looks like I am the closest so far. I...

    Well, it looks like I am the closest so far. I live in Norcal. But that's still a good 5-6 hour drive.
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    Agreed. I personally feel that the key to...

    Agreed. I personally feel that the key to recovery is not fighting, but acceptance. And at least traditional TEA-based CBT is fighting. Like yourself, this has NEVER worked well for me, ESPECIALLY...
  4. Thread: Bipola??

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    Here's a good way to look at anxiety disorder vs...

    Here's a good way to look at anxiety disorder vs bipolar. In both cases, your mind can be racing. As the other said, it can seem like things are going 100 miles per hour. And in both cases, it can...
  5. Thread: Oxytocin

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    This is hard to say. As far as I know, the use of...

    This is hard to say. As far as I know, the use of oxytocin as a treatment for social anxiety is rather experimental to begin with - it's hardly mainstram. But oxytocin is said to improve empathy,...
  6. Thread: no friends :(

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    Not allowed to have friends? Okay, I'm going...

    Not allowed to have friends?

    Okay, I'm going to put it REALLY succinctly here: dump the guy, now! I know you say you love him. But face it, this guy is a control freak. If you continue to see him,...
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    This one can DEFINITELY go different ways for...

    This one can DEFINITELY go different ways for different people. So it's entirely possible that your smoking is increasing your anxiety levels, especially if you notice that your anxiety increases...
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    It's not like you're giving up the ultimate...

    It's not like you're giving up the ultimate anxiety cure by not taking Lexapro.Or even something that is guaranteed to help you.
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    Xanax (and all benzos) actually DOES work in the...

    Xanax (and all benzos) actually DOES work in the same way as alcohol. So much so that it is often given to severe alcoholics withdrawing from alcohol in order to suppress withdrawal symptoms.
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    There are a couple of possibiites as far as this...

    There are a couple of possibiites as far as this goes. First, is it possible that maybe you are worried about 'messing up' in the future? Along with a good job review inevitably comes a subliminal...
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    I think that what you are doing is probably no...

    I think that what you are doing is probably no different from what so many other people are doing. Including those people you are trying to impress. I mean, have you ever noticed how SO many people...
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    Breathing exercises were never very useful for...

    Breathing exercises were never very useful for me. In fact, they did NOTHING for DR/DP. There may be some situations where breathing exercises may help. For instance, breathing exercises MAY help if...
  13. Thread: Massage?

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    On the other hand, probably the best you can hope...

    On the other hand, probably the best you can hope for with massage is temporary relief from anxiety symptoms. It's not going to cure you of anxiety disorder or help you to deal with self-defeating...
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    DP/DR is depersonalization/derealization. From...

    DP/DR is depersonalization/derealization. From what I have seen, people can experience this in different ways. Some people experience it as a feeling like they are not really there. And this...
  15. Another thing to remember about ECT is that it is...

    Another thing to remember about ECT is that it is not without side effects. Perhaps the most common side effect of ECT is some degree of memory loss. And besides that, there is just no knowing of...
  16. All I have to say about ECT is that it is...

    All I have to say about ECT is that it is considered to be an ABSOLUTE treatment of LAST RESORT. Seriously, this isn't something you want to consider unless EVERYTHING ELSE (and that includes all...
  17. Thread: quick question!

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    Another thing to remember is the power of time....

    Another thing to remember is the power of time. LOTS of self-help books fail to mention this. And, although certain religious teachings (both Eastern and Western) can be helpful, time is never...
  18. Or, at least in my case, learn them for the first...

    Or, at least in my case, learn them for the first time.
  19. ALOT of what you say here applies to me as well....

    ALOT of what you say here applies to me as well. I also fear being judged in social situations and often feel like I have nothing to say. And, like yourself, I feel like I am living my life at a MUCH...
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    Good point. It's VERY important to remember that,...

    Good point. It's VERY important to remember that, even if you have gotten to the root of your anxiety, your anxiety is not 'all over'. It takes time for your body to heal physically - MUCH longer...
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    Keep in mind that it's not considered safe to...

    Keep in mind that it's not considered safe to take St John's Wort while taking SSRIs.
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    Unfortunately, short of getting off the drug or...

    Unfortunately, short of getting off the drug or finding a different one that has less of a negative effect on your sex drive and energy levels, I don't think there is much you can do about this. Have...
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    It sounds like what you are missing is patience...

    It sounds like what you are missing is patience and time. The thing is, there really is no 'trick' you can do to just make your anxiety go away. As you have found, it gradually gets better and better...
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    Although there is no way of being certain about...

    Although there is no way of being certain about this, I would say that you probably DON'T have tardive dyskinesia. The 'tardive' in tardive diskinesia basically means that it starts after taking the...
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    The problem here is that the best answer that...

    The problem here is that the best answer that anyone is going to be able to give you is going to be nothing more than speculation. Even your doctor can't tell you for sure what will happen. However,...
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