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Tuesday, 29 Mar 11
Cbt does not address emotional issues
I have had anxiety all my life and was disappointed the only alternatives are medication and cbt. Saris can make anxiet worse, there is a flipside and side affects. Cbt is way oversold like it slots in as a fix up as part of the medical model. To me there needs to be something more. There are complex problems associated with anxiety such as isolation, lack of social networks, possibly lack of bonding or emotional connection , which increases anxiety and that's when real crisis hits.
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I waaaaaaaaatche dyour programe with interesr but was rather disappoinetd that some of the drs thought the anxiety goes away as you get older unfotunatly in my owncase it hasnt infact it has recently got worse !However the tools and exercise that I learnt from PADA ( Panic and Anxiety Disorder Asscoiation) they were fantastic and while I do need medication all the things I have learnt do help as times you regres a bit for no reaason so take heart SBS was a great topic thank you :-)
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Fellow PADA student
A few years ago I also did an 8 week course with PADA, it was great. It came at a time when I just found out I had Social Phobia. They set me up with some great skills on how to challenge my thought patterns. Also, I think just being around people in the same boat was great, I didn't feel so stigmatised that I took meds too. I agree it was a large statement to make about anxiety decreasing with age as I feel I regress regularly - although I also do forget to take my meds daily !
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I was most impressed with the show on Tuesday night. I watched it because I have an anxiety disorder and was so relieved to hear other people's stories. I kept saying "that's me" all the way through the show. To Anna re her email..I severely injured my back 4 years ago and as a result of all the drugs and painkillers I was given I developed severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I have spent most of the past 4 years flat on my back at home or in hospital and also in the toilet!! Just stay positive!!
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The whole point being missed about mental health is early detection. If your not aware and go through life, your issues become complex and often more than not the system cannot provide effective cure.$$$$. The society we live in is band aid fix society. Until this is attended too little is going to change. Anxiety in this society can be a result of ie; the resident evil (bullying/Harr) at all levels from childhood to work life to death. Social abuse is a disease and we are a result of this.
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from Safety Bay, Perth
After several years of increasing panic attacks and a major one last year it turns out that they were caused by over prescribed T3 by the medial profession. Many $ later spent in councelling, Endocrinologist etc. One Dr finally suggested because T3 level was <.01 would acct for symptoms. Why doesn't the Medical Profession instantly check thyroid levels of all patients suffering mental health issues. So many of them seem to be in the dark about it.
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from Northern rivers
Glad you made this point
Absolutely! My mother had the same problem. I have also suffered panic attacks and generalized anxiety from low B12 and other health problems including a blood sugar problem. WHY don't physical things get checked first?? It's ridiculous. The time & money I've wasted seeing psychologists, only one suggested I get checked for hypoglycemia & he only knew about it because his daughter had suffered from it.
Anxiety and IBS
Nothing new unfortunately in this show and I agree with other viewers - many of the Drs' comments were flippant and very over-simplistic.
It is quite unusual I believe (but many web forums confirm 1000s of sufferers worldwide), but for some of us, the physical symptoms of anxiety/panic disorder include IBS. To put it simply, add all the regular panic symptoms with a constant fear of messing yourself in public. Not an unprecedented fear - it happens. It is petrifying. If anyone knows a 'cure'...
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I suffer with the same thing! It is so awful! So glad I'm not alone in this!
I was a little disappointed with the program about Anxiety. I don't feel it really said anything different and the real people who are troubled were over run by outgoing people who were a little egotistical.
I have experience with Anxiety, being married to someone for 35 years who has suffered from it, and 3 of our 4 children have inherited it, although, one has been resolved. I just felt the show didn't really achieve anything and it left me feeling disappointed. I always enjoy Jenny though!
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Anxiety caused by Hashimoto's disease
I have autoimmune anxiety caused by Hashimoto's disease. This is caused by a physical condition, I also wish this type of anxiety could have been acknowledged and discussed.
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from northern rivers
Absolutely! There are many physical health problems that cause anxiety. I have also suffered panic attacks and generalized anxiety from low B12 and other health problems including a blood sugar problem. WHY don't physical things get checked first?? It's ridiculous. The time & money I've wasted seeing psychologists, only one suggested I get checked for hypoglycemia & he only knew about it because his daughter had suffered from it.
Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders include many more organs & the brain than the medical profession seem to recognise. Anxiety is a major one. The receptors in the brain are extremely sensitive to thyroid hormones. Research on the net during the past year I have learnt a lot. My faith in the medical profession is quickly evaporating, even specalists don't seem to recognise these facts. It really is a bit of a worry. What can we do when we go to a Doctor for help thinking that they understand?
bendigo I was interested in your comments that your panic attacks are instgated by your digestive system - I suffer with reflux and always thought the feelings I was experiecning - i.e. rapid heart beat and not feeling too good was from eating the wrong food etc. etc. Would welcome your comments on this
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from Frankston North
anxiety and depression
That comment from Anthony about Dale Carnegie is true
Years ago I worried about everything and i mean everything until I did an evening course with Dale Carnegie and when i got to read his books and I read the Phrase WHAT IS THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN? I stopped worrying cos' when you ask your self that question and know the answer it ain't worth worrying about!
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this is what i sometimes do to diffuse anxiety- ask what is the worst that can happen?
who is actually thinking those horrible thoughts about me, and who ever is ..screw em, they dont know me!
call a friend - a 5 min chat on the phone to a trusted friend is all that can be needed to take edges off of situations
exercise - breathing at different rates and getting comfortable with those varying rates is great thing and so much gas exchange going on in body oxygen In
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