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How do I manage my anxiety disorders on a daily basis?

Untreated, anxiety disorders can turn everyday situations into overwhelming, frightening experiences, affecting your relationship with friends, family, and coworkers. The right combination of medication and psychotherapy can help get your anxiety disorder under control.

Several lifestyle steps can also make a difference. Eat a healthy diet, get daily exercise, and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Use relaxation techniques like meditation, visualization, and yoga to manage stress. Over 40 million adults suffer from anxiety disorders; join a support group in your community and connect with others who face the same challenges you do. Work with your mental health care professional to development an effective treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle.

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