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Re: Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted by Yardena on September 1, 1999, at 19:05:41

In reply to Re: Where Do We Go From Here?, posted by Ian on September 1, 1999, at 15:11:57

I think it is usually hard and maybe artificial to try to separate innate tendencies from aquired ones, because the brain and our environments interact and affect each other. For very anxious people, there can be the awful "double" effect of being embarrased about the anxious reactions they naturally have to certain situations. So, they might develop anxiety about their anxiety. The feeling of not having control over becoming anxious (which can have those awfully embarassing physical symptoms) can be extremely nervewracking.

I recommend the book The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Bourne (don't remember his first name). It talks about different types of anxiety, various symptoms, and a comprehensive approach to managing anxiety. It is readable, practical, and comprehensive.

BTW,from what I understand, the benzos can make some people's anxiety worse if used long term. Let me say that I am NOT an expert, but my understanding is that they are not a long term approach to anxiety and panic disorders, even tho they are often used that way.




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