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hello, I suffer from general anxiety disorder, my problem

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hello,

I suffer from general anxiety disorder, my problem is I'm after a particular car which only so many were made, its actually the mk4 golf r32, i was going to get one in the deep blue, their a beautiful car, i've been after one for quite a while but I'm worried that it might draw unwanted attention and it may cause me to get quite stressed which feels very uncomfortable, can you tell me how i get around this.
my email [email protected]

Regards
Adrian
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
We can not use you email.

What treatment are you getting for your anxiety disorder
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
At the moment i'm on cymbalta 90mg from my psychiatrist, and
and I use a cd that I listen to that gives me breathing exercises
To try and cope with my anxiety, thats about it really
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
See a PhD clinical psychologist to learn cognitive behavioral therapy.
This is perfect for preventing the type of problem you are anticipating.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'm seeing a clinical psychologist at the moment and she has explained to me about cognitive behavoural therapy and my cd is from her to manage my anxiety

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
OK
I would talk to your doctor about increasing the medicine or changing it.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

well thats another thing aswell, i wouldn't feel comfortable if my medication had to be increased because I don't want to still be on it in say two years time or less even. i'd prefer to start slowly coming off it soon

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Then you need to do more with therapy than a CD and I would demand this from your therapist.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok, would you know of a few therapy's that are out there that have really worked for people like me

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Cognitive behavioral therapy has studies that show it as effective as medications.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'm pretty sure thats what my cd is on, taking breaths in and breathing out slowly and tensing different parts of the body to help understand the difference between tension and relaxation. would there be another form of cbt.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
You can't do the whole thing with a CD
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
good luck