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Anxiety (cont.)

Prevention

Prevention of anxiety essentially involves an awareness of life's stresses and your own ability to cope with them. This can often be a difficult task in our busy and hectic 21st century.

In essence, you might develop coping mechanisms for all of life's stresses. Strategies might include these:

  • Physical well-being through exercise, healthy eating habits, and adequate rest
  • Avoiding the use of caffeine, illicit drugs, or the inappropriate use of stimulants or other prescription medications
  • Meditation
  • Relaxation exercises including deep breathing
  • Visualization
  • Interpersonal skills in dealing with difficult people and situations or parenting skills training in dealing with your children
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014
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