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Dr. Anupama Zeena Sequeira

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Anupama Zeena Sequeira Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dr. Anupama Zeena Sequeira is a popular Psychiatrist in Hebbal, Bangalore. She is currently associated with Bangalore Baptist hospital in Hebbal, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Anupama Zeena Sequeira and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am 26 year old male. I have been smoking for last 8 years. For the past few months I am experiencing severe cough which doesn't go away. Is this caused due to my smoking habit or something else? Should I be worried?

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Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Yes it is cause for worry. And is due to smoking. Stop smoking immediately. If not able to stop contact for further advise.
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Hi I am 24 year old, I feeling anxiety and nervous every time. My hands all shivering. Please advice me.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
Hi I am 24 year old, I feeling anxiety and nervous every time. My hands all shivering. Please advice me.
Dear, you can control your anxiety and hands shivering by deep breathing. When you are anxious your breath is faster, you have hyperactive sympathetic system. You can consciously change it by starting deep breathing. You should inhale for four seconds, dont hold breath and exhale for six seconds. Again inhale and exhale. Do it for three minutes, you will be more relaxed. When you breath slowly sympathetic stimulation get reversed. You can do it anytime anywhere because it is not pranayama. Pranayama has some restrictions. You van practice deep breathing regularly in morning and evening to get accustomed to it. I can help you to remove unnecessary anxiety by personal counseling and coaching. all the best, you can overcome the problem easily. I am with you to help. Take care Dr. Yash velankar.
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My dad is very much addicted to alcohol. I want him to come out of it. But he is not willing to, he was once admitted to hospital for cell damage at liver but then he stayed for one month without alcohol later he started for 15 days n other days he does not drink. Without his knowledge can give any medication to stop alcoholic addiction. Please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My dad is very much addicted to alcohol. I want him to come out of it. But he is not willing to, he was once admitted...
There Is no such medicine as many advertisements claim. Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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Sir i'm a martial artist but I have a bad habit of tobacco of not chewing can it is harmful for me or not? I can take it 4 to 5 times nd may be above per day so please tell me its ok for my health or not?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Chewing tobacco also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above chewing tobacco may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit chewing tobacco. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop chewing tobacco and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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I am a student. Now a day I can't consontrant on my study? every time felling miserable! is there any solution. To get ride of it. please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You practise concentration methods like chess, and mental relaxation methods like meditation, yoga and mind relaxing methods.
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I am 55 years old, doing a government school teacher, I would like to die without any physical pains, how, it is possible?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Lead your life with full zest, dispersing your knowledge till the last breath. Then it doesnot matter whether you have pains or not before you die.
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I am 30 years old. I have language disorders from last 3 months.

BPTh/BPT, MIAP
Physiotherapist,
You can take physiotherapy exercise for strengthening of your neck & vocal muscles. Also some lungs exercise will help you. For further assistance you can concern me privately.
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Please tell me how to improve my memory. Now a days I cant remember things. I am very upset doctor.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be under some stress. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help.
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Suggest best homeo/biochemic medicine for loss of memory power in old age.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine kali phos 6x (3 tablets thrice a day) for 15 days and update with the feedback.
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I am 30 year old male. Have a last 6 year problem in anxiety, depression,fear, pls sir help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 30 year old male. Have a last 6 year problem in anxiety, depression,fear, pls sir help me.
You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I need to know how can one keep motivating oneself throughout the day for maximum output. I need some psychiatrist comments on this.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I need to know how can one keep motivating oneself throughout the day for maximum output. I need some psychiatrist co...
Think positive in all things engaged avoid stress anxiety and focusing the same things again and again.Do have physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly of same time duration. Best wishes
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My husband is 47 years old. He takes alcohol in the interval of 30-120 days. Once he starts drinking alcohol means that continues for at least one week. During this period he becomes very aggressive and out of mind and behaves almost madly. When he don't drink alcohol he is a perfect gentleman but bit short tempered. Whether this behaviour is normal? Please suggest.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My husband is 47 years old. He takes alcohol in the interval of 30-120 days. Once he starts drinking alcohol means th...
If your husband loses control over his behaviour and if he is aggressive after consuming alcohol, then that is a cause of concern. He needs de-addiction treatment. Please take him to a doctor when he is sober. The doctor will prescribe some medicines for him to stay away from alcohol and also to treat withdrawal symptoms if any. He needs medical and emotional support.
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I am talking about my brother healthy personality 75 kg 22 year old belong poor family and his father was expired and mother is a nursery teacher in private school, the problem is that:  he is suffering from mental and brain disease like: hypochondria forgetfulness brooding or groof. Family wants to take action because everyday he hyper increase day by day (unmanageable) and do unnecessary work which is not doing well that's why. If any Govt. Institute or hospital where we start and take good treatment

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I am talking about my brother  healthy personality 75 kg 22 year old belong poor family and his father was expired an...
Relax dear lybrate user. You can find a psychiatric unit in your district h.q. GH itself where you can get a good qulity of treatment for your brother. Probably he may be treated as an outpatient, may not need to be hospitalised. Make arrangements at the earliest.
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Dear sir/ madam I am 46 years old guy, jobless, get sweat on my feet and hands. I have anxiety issues (obsession with washing hands called ocd) I also feel irritated and get angry easily due to my ocd. I feel low also, Depressive feelings again due to ocd. I am unable to do things fast. I am slow at all work. I think a lot again due to ocd. I am slow at work. My memory and concentration is very very poor. After any activity I get the urge to wash hands with soap. Please guide me. I would prefer homeopathy. I would be glad if someone help me without any charges. I can pay after I get cured and get a job.

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear sir/ madam I am 46 years old guy, jobless, get sweat on my feet and hands. I have anxiety issues (obsession with...
Response prevention is the best way to avoid doing things repeatedly. That is whenever you get an urge to repeat , you should avoid it. This may be difficult but if you make up your mind, you can and you will. Nothing is difficult in front of your mind. We human beings are gifted by that by god. We can do miracles if we are strong and determined. Always give positive affirmations to yourself. Dont loose hope. Every problem has solution and it lies within us. You have to find a way.
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How to stop smoking?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear everyone knows smoking is the reason for many lung and respirator cancer. When people smoke, they inhale nicotine and 4000+ other chemicals which can cause various diseases and many other types of cancer. There are no long term or short term effects. Smoking slowly erodes the capacity of lungs. The best option is to stop smoking with your will power. For craving you may use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches. You may post a private question if you want more guidance on this matter. Take care.
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Sir my mom is suffering from depression she does not want to eat anything. She is also suffering from increase in uric acid. Although medicines are running but she feels very weak what should be done please help me?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Sir my mom is suffering from depression she does not want to eat anything. She is also suffering from increase in uri...
Dear lybrate-user, your mother is weak and because of the treatment, medicines and the current health condition, she is disappointed and therefore lost hope. That is why she is depressed. You need to motivate her. You may consult a psychologist for motivation therapy. Take care.
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I am MARRIED TO A GIRL OF 34, WHILE I WAS 41 (2014, SHE IS A STUBBORN FEMALE UNABLE TO CO-UP WITH ANY ONE SHE SEES EVERYTHING IN MONEY MOTIVE SHE NEVER SHOW LOVE OR ACCEPT LOVE, SHE IS NOT LISTENING NEITHER TO ME NOR TO HER WELLWISHERS, IF I CALL HER FOR counselling HER PARENT ARE QUARRELING MY DAUGHTER IS NOT A MENTAL. PL GUIDE ME.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I am MARRIED TO A GIRL OF 34, WHILE I WAS 41 (2014, SHE IS A STUBBORN FEMALE UNABLE TO CO-UP WITH ANY ONE SHE SEES EV...
It seems to me that you love her very much and need more intimacy from her. Human value system differs from one to another. She values money more than anything else, it depicts her a more practical woman. It does not mean that she is not loving you. She might have been deprived of money in many critical life situations, and learned this value system (and of course the value system of majority of people is money). If you want to win her love and intimacy, start to love what she loves. I mean think and and act in terms of making more money so that she will listen to you in course of time.
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How Should I Feel Better while sleeping when I got up in morning Full Body is paining.

MBBS
General Physician,
How Should I Feel Better while sleeping when I got up in morning Full Body is paining.
You are having viral fever or feverish due to which sometimes byou feel bodyache. Have light dinner do not drink water immediately after food wait for at least one hr. Avoid red neat instead have lean meat like chicken and fish. Go for morning walk followed by free hand exercises. Avoid stress and strain and anxiety. You will be ok.
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Sometimes my anxiety level rises high and I also begin to sweat how can I keep my anxiety levels under control? I've heard magnesium supplements can help one in keeping it low. Please advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sometimes my anxiety level rises high and I also begin to sweat how can I keep my anxiety levels under control? I've ...
YOu can help it by meditation and yoga .Anxiety is a very normal emotion, which gives rise to feelings of nervousness every now and then. An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition in which people experience a high degree of distress and mental trauma, which causes difficulties in leading a normal life. People suffering from this medical condition experience high levels of anxiety and nervousness almost all the time. Here are the symptoms that indicate you're suffering from anxiety disorder. 1. Excessive worry - This condition persists if you worry about the day to day activities a bit too much on a regular basis. It is identified when you start taking too much stress about very petty things, which tends to affect you in an adverse manner. A noticeable sign of excessive worry can be too much fatigue. 2. Sleep problems - Problems falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining a sound sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder. 3. Irrational fears - This symptom is not generalized; instead, it is specific and subjective in relation to a particular thing or situation. The fears that are experienced under this category are sudden and unexpected in nature and there is no fixed rationale behind these fears. 4. Muscle tension - Muscle discomfort and pain is one of the leading physiological causes of an anxiety disorder. The pain felt is chronic and pervasive, and is very common among people facing situations of anxiety. If you are exposed to constant periods of anxiety, you will experience fatigue, muscle pains and unwillingness to work. 5. Chronic indigestion - Problems related to the digestive system are also a sign of anxiety disorder. In this case, you may face constant digestive problems accompanied by a common disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS refers to an anxiety situation in the digestive tract, which is characterized by stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea. Apart from the above-mentioned symptoms, other symptoms of an anxiety disorder include stage fright, self- consciousness, panic attacks, memory flashbacks, perfectionism, compulsive behaviors, self- doubt, and such others. Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include: •Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness. •Problems sleeping. •Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet. •Shortness of breath. •Heart palpitations. •An inability to be still and calm. •Dry mouth. •Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet. “Anxiety is a normal, predictable part of life. However, “people with an anxiety disorder are essentially phobic about the feeling state of anxiety.” And they’ll go to great lengths to avoid it. Some people experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), excessive anxiety about real-life concerns, such as money, relationships, health and academics, Others struggle with society anxiety, and worry about being evaluated or embarrassing themselves, he said. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might become preoccupied with symmetry or potential contamination. “The bottom line is that people can experience anxiety, and anxiety disorders, related to just about anything. Most of these steps contribute to a healthy and fulfilling life, overall. For instance, “making some basic lifestyle changes can do wonders for someone coping with elevated anxiety,” Take these steps from today. 1. Take a deep breath. “Deep diaphragmatic breathing triggers our relaxation response, switching from our fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system, to the relaxed, balanced response of our parasympathetic nervous system,” according to, clinical psychologists. Who have suggested the following exercise, which you can repeat several times: Inhale slowly to a count of four, starting at your belly and then moving into your chest. Gently hold your breath for four counts. Then slowly exhale to four counts. 2. Get active. “One of the most important things one can do [to cope with anxiety] is to get regular cardiovascular exercise,” For instance, a brisk 30- to 60-minute walk “releases endorphins that lead to a reduction in anxiety.” You can start today by taking a walk. Or create a list of physical activities that you enjoy, and put them on your schedule for the week. Other options include: running, rowing, rollerblading, hiking, biking, dancing, swimming, surfing, step aerobics, kickboxing and sports such as soccer, tennis and basketball. 3. Sleep well. Not getting enough sleep can trigger anxiety. If you’re having trouble sleeping, tonight, engage in a relaxing activity before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music or taking several deep breaths. And, if you’re like many people with anxiety whose brains start buzzing right before bed, jot down your worries earlier in the day for 10 to 15 minutes, or try a mental exercise like thinking of fruits with the same letter. 4. Challenge an anxious thought. “We all have moments wherein we unintentionally increase or maintain our own worry by thinking unhelpful thoughts. These thoughts are often unrealistic, inaccurate, or, to some extent, unreasonable,” Thankfully, we can change these thoughts. The first step is to identify them. Consider how a specific thought affects your feelings and behaviours. Is it helpful or unhelpful? These are the types of thoughts you want to challenge. Therefore it is suggested asking yourself: “Is this worry realistic?” “Is this really likely to happen?” “If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?” “Could I handle that?” “What might I do?” “If something bad happens, what might that mean about me?” “Is this really true or does it just seem that wa Then, “reframe or correct that thought to make it more accurate, realistic and more adaptive.” Here’s one example: “I would feel embarrassed if I tripped on the stage, but that’s just a feeling; it wouldn’t last forever, and I would get through it.” 5. Say an encouraging statement. Positive, accurate statements can help to put things into perspective. See these examples: “Anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling.” and “This feels bad, but I can use some strategies to [cope with] it.” 6. Stay connected to others. “Social support is vital to managing stress,” Today, call a loved one, schedule a Skype date or go to lunch with a close friend. “Talking with others can do a world of good.” Another option is to get together and engage in an activity that improves your anxiety, such as taking a walk, sitting on the beach or going to a yoga class. 7. Avoid caffeine. Managing anxiety is as much about what you do as what you don’t do. And there are some substances that exacerbate anxiety. Caffeine is one of those substances. As said, “The last thing people with anxiety need is a substance that makes them feel more amped up, which is exactly what caffeine does.” 8. Avoid mind-altering substances. “While drugs and alcohol might help to reduce anxiety in the short term, they often do just the opposite in the long term,” Even the short-term effect can be harmful. Experts have treated countless clients whose first panic attack occurred while they were taking drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy or LSD. “Panic attacks are bad enough if you are straight and sober, so imagine how bad they are if you are high, and can’t get un-high until the drug wears off.” 9. Do something you enjoy. Engaging in enjoyable activities helps to soothe your anxiety. For instance, today, you might take a walk, listen to music or read a book, 10. Take a break. It’s also helpful to build breaks into your day. As it is said, this might be a “simple change of pace or scenery, enjoying a hobby, or switching ‘to-do’ tasks.” “Breaking from concerted effort can be refreshing.” 11. Problem-solve. It is suggested considering how you can address the stressors that are causing your anxiety. Today, make a list of these stressors and next to each one, jot down one or two solutions. 12. Pick up a book. There are many valuable resources on anxiety, which teach you effective coping skills. Some recommended are Dying of Embarrassment for people with social anxiety; The BDD Workbook for body dysmorphic disorder; The Imp of the Mind and The OCD Workbook for obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is suggested Stop Obsessing for adults with OCD (and Up and Down the Worry Hill for kids with OCD). For people with panic attacks, it is suggested Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. For a general overview of cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety, 13. Engage in calming practices. “Meditation, yoga, or other calming practices can help minimize anxiety in both the short and long term.” Sign up for a yoga class or watch a yoga video online. (Curvy Yoga is a wonderful and sizes.) Meditate right now for just three minutes resource for yoga for all shapes 14. Contact a therapist. “Sometimes anxiety can be difficult to manage without professional help,” Many organizations include databases of providers who specialize in anxiety (along with helpful information). 15. Accept your anxiety. “If you really want to effectively manage your anxiety, the key is to accept it,” This might sound counterintuitive. But anxiety, “in and of itself,” isn’t the real problem. Instead, it’s our attempts at controlling and eliminating it, he said. “Not accepting these unwanted inner experiences is the actual source of so much of our self-induced suffering.” Accepting anxiety doesn’t mean “resign[ing] ourselves to a life of anxious misery. It simply means that we are better off recognizing and fully accepting the existence of anxiety and other uncomfortable emotional states that are inevitable, but transitory,” So if you experience anxiety today, simply observe it. “Think of it like a wave of the ocean; allow it to come in, experience it, and ride it out.” Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can feel like chains around your feet, weighing you down. But by taking small steps – like the ones above – you can minimize your anxiety and cope effectively.
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