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People who suffer with anxiety often have a way of looking heavy and burdened. It's not surprising, as they often feel vulnerable, exposed or threatened. The consequence of this is that posture can suffer. Typically the person who is stressed or anxious curls inwards. It's a subconscious mechanism where we try to protect ourselves. Physically it reveals itself in curved backs and slumped shoulders but the consequences of poor posture are far reaching, for both body and mood.
Sitting, standing and walking correctly can take a little practice if you aren't used to it. It can be helpful to check the mirror to see how you stand normally, or even better, get someone who knows about improving your posture (a physiotherapist, yoga instructor, physical trainer) to offer you some feedback. Is it worth all the effort? Yes, is the short answer and here are some of the reasons why.
In people who are anxious, or prone to panic, their breathing is often quite shallow and often a littl...
Generic Name: FLUOXETINE - ORAL Pronounced: (floo-OX-e-teen) Prozac Oral Uses
Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, panic attacks,
obsessive compulsive disorder, a certain eating disorder (bulimia), and a
severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric
This medication may improve your mood, sleep, appetite,
and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living. It may
decrease fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and the number of panic attacks. It
may also reduce the urge to perform repeated tasks (compulsions such as
hand-washing, counting, and checking) that interfere with daily living.
Fluoxetine may lessen premenstrual symptoms such as irritability, increased
appetite, and depression. It may decrease bingeing and purging behaviors in
How To Use Prozac Oral
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist
before you start using fluoxetine and each time you get a refill. If yo...
Alternative Names GAD; Anxiety disorder Treatment The goal of treatment is to help you function well during day-to-day life. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medications are the mainstays of treatment. Medications are an important part of treatment. Once you start them, do not suddenly stop without talking with your health care provider. Medications that may be used include: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are usually the first choice in medications. Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are another choice. Other antidepressants and some antiseizure drugs may be used for severe cases. Benzodiazepines such as alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), and lorazepam (Ativan) may be used if antidepressants don't help enough with symptoms. Long-term dependence on these drugs is a concern. Short-term memory problems may also develop with long-term use. A medication called buspirone may also be used. Cognitive-behavioral therapies should be used together with dr...
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