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What is anxiety? Anxiety often manifests itself as an apprehension about daily life. Learn the basics with this overview of the types of anxiety disorders.[read article]

Tests for Anxiety

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Psychologic Evaluation and Testing
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Psychiatric Interview and Evaluation
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Medical Procedures for Anxiety

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed co...  More
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Prescribed Medications for Anxiety

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ALPRAZOLAM (al PRAY zoe lam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and panic attacks.  More
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DIAZEPAM (dye AZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal, relax muscles, and treat certai...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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CLONAZEPAM (kloe NA ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat certain types of seizures. It is also used to treat panic disorder.  More
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TEMAZEPAM (te MAZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to help you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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TRIAZOLAM (trye AY zoe lam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to sleep. It is only for short-term use, and should generally...  More
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CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE (klor dye az e POX ide) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.  More
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FLURAZEPAM (flure AZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.  More
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OXAZEPAM (ox A ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal.  More
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LORAZEPAM (lor A ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and certain types of seizures. It is also used to cause sleep before surgery and to block ...  More
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BUTABARBITAL (byoo ta BAR bi tal) is a barbiturate. It is used to help you relax for sleep.  More
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MEPHOBARBITAL (me foe BAR bi tal) is a barbiturate. It is used to help you sleep or to help control seizures.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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Self Care for Anxiety

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Reduce Caffeine Intake
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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
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Rest
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Herbs and Supplements for Anxiety What's this?

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Kava beverages, made from dried roots of the shrub Piper methysticum , have been used ceremonially and socially in the South Pacific for hundreds of years and in Eu...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Russia, and Africa. It has been used cosmetically and medicinally throughout history. In modern time...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis Linn.) is a common dense, evergreen, aromatic shrub grown in many parts of the world. Historically, rosemary has been used as a me...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Endemic in Indonesia, Australia, and the Indian peninsula, the Santalum album tree is the primary source of sandalwood and sandalwood oil. Both are used in Hindu re...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Bacopa ( Bacopa monnieri ) leaf extract is called brahmi in Ayurvedic medicine and is widely used in India, especially for enhancing memory, analgesia (pain relief)...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The dried aerial parts of passion flower ( Passiflora incarnata ) have historically been used as a sedative and hypnotic (for insomnia) and for nervous gastrointest...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The thymus is a lobular gland located under the breastbone near the thyroid gland. It reaches its maximum size during early childhood and plays a large role in immu...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Green tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis , a perennial evergreen shrub. Green tea has a long history of use, dating back to China approximately ...  More
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Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness a...  More
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5-HTP is the precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is obtained commercially from the seeds of the plant Griffonia simplicifolia . 5-HTP has been suggested...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Anxiety What's this?

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Various forms of therapeutic superficial tissue manipulation have been practiced for thousands of years across cultures. Chinese use of massage dates to 1600 BC, an...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Efficacy Grade C
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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Various forms of meditation have been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, with many techniques originating in Eastern religious practices. In mod...  More
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