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Anxiety (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

In certain cases, you may treat anxiety at home without the involvement of a doctor. These are limited to anxiety attacks of short duration in which you know the cause, the anxiety is short, it goes away by itself, and the cause can be eliminated. For example, you may be anxious over an upcoming public performance, a final exam, or a pending job interview. In such circumstances, stress may be relieved by such actions as these:

  • Picturing yourself successfully facing and conquering the specific fear
  • Talking with a supportive person
  • Meditation
  • Watching TV
  • Taking a long, warm bath
  • Resting in a dark room
  • Deep-breathing exercises
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014

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