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Be yourself again! Don’t let anxiety or phobias rule your life.
Learn how to successfully treat anxiety and phobias.
If feelings of worry, fear, and stress have begun to rule your days or nights, take heart! Many forms of anxiety disorders are treatable, even when your anxiety is severe or you have lived with it for a long time.
Now, thanks to a Harvard Medical School Special Report, you’ll learn about the surprising root causes of stress and anxiety disorders, plus the latest evidence-based treatments that can put you on the road to a calmer, happier, more productive life.
From the latest medications and psychotherapy treatments to complementary remedies like biofeedback, yoga, hypnosis, probiotics and more, Anxiety and Stress Disorders brings you the anti-anxiety, anti-stress help you’ve been looking for.
Whether you’re looking for help for yourself, a friend or family member, this Special Report will bring you instant answers you can act upon right away. For example:
|“Which medications are effective? How long will I need to take medication?” Get the full scoop on 11 different types of medications — how they work, possible side effects and more. Everything you need to know before you say “yes” to a medication.
|The #1 cause of anxiety in older adults — the fear of being able to escape from places and situations that cause panic — and liberating doctor-recommended treatments.
|Medical conditions that can produce or mimic anxiety symptoms. Treating the underlying condition will usually relieve the anxiety symptoms.
|How exposure therapy is used to treat OCD, PTSD, specific phobias and panic disorder.
|The two main strategies involved in cognitive behavioral therapy. Find out how they work and what to expect.
|Anxiety remedies for children — including tics, separation anxiety, and refusal to go to school.
PLUS: You’ll find out how changes in different parts of the brain contribute to anxiety... and how newer antianxiety medications can help. How life events and your personality can lead to anxiety disorders. And how to put into words how fear, worry, and anxiety is affecting you, so you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
SPECIAL SECTION: No-Drug, No-Therapy Approaches to Treating Anxiety and Stress Disorders
While traditional treatments like medications and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) have been proven to be highly effective for anxiety disorders, a variety of other techniques that don’t involve drugs or psychotherapy may be helpful as well.
Anxiety and Stress Disorders gives you the facts you need to know about remedies like meditation, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, relaxation techniques, aromatherapy, probiotics and more.
If you’re dealing with mild anxiety, these treatments may be enough to reduce or eliminate symptoms on their own. In moderate or severe cases of anxiety, these therapies may work best as supplements to conventional medical treatments.
For each of 9 stress and anxiety disorders, you’ll get a clearer picture of what each type feels like ... its symptoms ... possible causes ... and methods of treatment. For example:
|Specific phobia: If specific fears like heights, elevators, or injections make you anxious, check out the four types of treatments that can help on page 13.
|Social anxiety: If you’re troubled by persistent and powerful uneasiness or self-consciousness in ordinary situations, you’ll want to know about the 2 types of treatments starting on page 14.
|Post-traumatic stress disorder: See page 16 and learn which medications and therapies that can help with nightmares, flashbacks and other symptoms.
|Generalized anxiety disorder: If you’re fighting fatigue, irritability, or being “on edge” for 6 months, there’s good news for you on page 18.
|Panic attacks: Stricken suddenly by that out-of-control panic? See page 19 and find out how a combination of two therapies can help in 70 to 90 percent of cases.
|Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Learn about the treatments that can help with persistent involuntary thoughts, worries or urges, and more on page 21.