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11/22/11 3:54 P

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Nothing is impossible if you believe you can do it!

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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11/21/11 9:09 A

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I'm thankful for everyone telling me that there may still be hope even when things seem like too much to fathom at times. I guess it just makes me feel like it's impossible whenever I seem to get it under control but still the slightest change or inconvenience in life and the monster seems to be let out of the cage again. I really need to get a stronger cage to keep it under check for good and at least what you're saying there is a way to stop it from wanting to come out all together. With what you say, hopefully I trust it can give me hope. Thanks.

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11/20/11 4:14 P

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SUN-what a perfect example.
To get very personal I am BiPolar and have been rape. I used CBT and both of them are far behind me. MY psych. had to tell me that what I was doing was called CBT, I didn't know it. I was able to work everyday (I hadno choice) and I have remarried.
It may not work for all, as we are not all wired the same.

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11/18/11 10:03 P

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I think thats the point tho...You have to really REALLY start to understand- even subconsciously- that everything IS ok. I mean seriously, sometimes it does take a little "reprogramming" but it can be done. Just like a woman that has been in a dangerous relationship with an abusive person can remarry later in life and adventually learn to love and trust again. It might be hard and there might be scars from the trauma, but it is possible. The first step is to believe that there is hope! From there its all a matter of not giving up. Our minds are marvolous creations and capable of amazing things. Don't underestimate the possiblilities.

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11/18/11 11:12 A

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Thanks Sun I'd love to hear what tricks you've learned in attempting to beat down this aweful disorder.

I believe what I'm getting at with this Crottyn is for instance there are two major known ways to fight anxiety Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Seratonin Repress Inhibitors SSRI's. SSRI's work to balance out the seretonin inbalance in your brain thus making anxiety unlikely to occur. While CBT therapy is used to re-evaluate the way your brain is supposed to react to certain situations in your life.

However I've been through many large tests lately EGD and Colonoscopy afterwhich I had just got my anxiety somewhat under control and everything fell apart the anxiety returning no matter how much I practiced CBT when it was coming on or how much of the medication I had taken. The problem I wonder about is. No matter how much we try and tell ourselves things are ok, their not as big of problems as they seem, and so forth the subconscious part of the brain still starts the anxiety rolling. Therefore is there any real way to stop the subconscious part of the brain from overreacting causing chronic anxiety at every opportunity?

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11/17/11 12:28 P

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You are far to deep for me~~My thoughts are confused but we are retraining our brain for the next time we get caught in the same situation. I have found it does work if we allow it . I still have some problems that I haven't worked out. It is when my circuits are overloaded. When there arew a lot of people around. I believe I need meds for this.
Am I on target about what you are talking about?

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11/17/11 12:24 P

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I wish I knew the answer to that. But unfortunately, for us both, I dont. This is a hard way to live...I try to remind myself that there are people out there living with worse, though, yes worse. And I try to appreciate the good moments I DO have, a smile, a touch, a hug, a good laugh. I know the anxiety will come back, but my faith makes me know it won't last forever more. There will come a day when I wake up and fear anxiety no more. Until then, I hang in there and do all I can. I have picked up a few tricks along the way though and would be happy to share them with you if you would like me to share?

Hang in there. You seem very intelligent. Where there is a will there is a way. Don't give up.
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11/17/11 9:48 A

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Although there are many types of Anxiety out there today GAD tends to be the most prevalent in the United States as opposed to Panic, OCD, PTSD, and Agoraphobia. I have been diagnosed with both Severe OCD and GAD with some Panic, and it seems an analogous question but knowing the facts about how GAD works in the body is it possible for there to actually be a real fix for it.

GAD is when the body's natural Fight or Flight response is triggered with no imminent threat detected. It's a condition in which the hormonal imbalance in the brain causes one to always enter the fight or flight response even to no apparent threat consisitently day in and day out.

I suppose what I have a hard time understanding is. CBT Therapy is used to try and re-teach your cognitive brain to re-assess situations in a different light, making new situations not as scary. And Medications are used to try and force a balance of Seretonin levels in the brain. However looking at the problem analytically is it truly possible to change the way the brain processes data? It's a part of our subconscious mind that causes this to happen, meaning we have no control over the imbalance taking place, therefore is there any way to actually fight the problem of GAD itself or is all we're doing fighting the anxiety that comes as a result of the disorder?

Edited by: RAGNAROX248 at: 11/17/2011 (09:49)
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