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Medication for Depression or Anxiety

Gary Direnfeld

If you have been prescribed medication for depression or anxiety, it is important to know it can take a good four to six weeks before you truly feel the benefit. Unlike a Tylenol for a headache which usually reaches therapeutic level in about 20 minutes, medications for depression and anxiety literally takes weeks.

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Treating Anxiety

Gary Direnfeld

About that anxiety. Given an anxiety disorder, the saying, “trust your gut,” just doesn’t hold. As for medication, typically those referred to as SSRIs are helpful for an anxiety disorder. The nature of the disorder is to be held hostage by feelings that don’t fully fit the situation.

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When Anxiety Leads to Restlessness

My Brains Not Broken

Sometimes, anxiety is like an itch you can’t scratch. While there are a lot of symptoms and aspects of anxiety I find frustrating, what might be the most difficult for me is that struggle I sometimes face to describe what I’m feeling. This is how I’ve gotten to this point multiple times over the past few weeks.

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What Anxiety Feels Like: Practical Strategies For Managing Anxiety

Blurt It Out

Anxiety is a prevalent mental health condition characterized by feelings of worry, fear, and unease. It’s essential to recognize that anxiety is a normal human emotion and serves as a protective mechanism in threatening situations. Anxiety can also manifest in more unexpected ways.

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When Someone You Love has Anxiety…

Gary Direnfeld

For many, there is a relational aspect to anxiety. Those that get drawn in become part of a dynamic where as they try to comfort, cajole, support, facilitate, the one with the anxiety experiences and expresses greater fear. In turn, the anxiety escalates. They seek others to help them manage, make them feel safe or less anxious.

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I Am Not My Anxiety

My Brains Not Broken

And just like in my recent post, I want to share why instead of saying that I’m more than my anxiety, I explicitly try to reinforce the notion that I am not my anxiety – and here’s why. Since the pandemic hit in the United States in March 2020, my anxiety has skyrocketed. I am not my anxiety.

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With Anxiety, It’s Always Something

My Brains Not Broken

While I’ve improved how I manage anxiety over the years, there are plenty of ways my anxiety manifests that I’ve never been able to get a handle on. No matter how much I try to manage anxiety in every possible area of my life, there always seems to be something that makes me anxious. The Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic.

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