Anxiety Lecture

Updated May 4, 2022

Intro

Conventional vs Holistic Medicine

What is Anxiety?  Its Characteristics?

How Many Kinds of Anxiety are There?

Who Has More Anxiety–What Sex, Age Group, Nation, Situation?

How is Anxiety Diagnosed?

What Causes Anxiety?

How is Anxiety Diagnosed?

How Is Anxiety Treated Conventionally?

What Are the Alternative Treatments?

What is the Future of Anxiety?

Definitions

Mind, body and spirit

Emotions vs Feelings vs Affect vs Mood

Anxiety–nervous, worrysome, obcessive, stressed, tense

Situational vs Disorder

Panic 

Types

Generalized

Social

PTSD

Other

Related Conditions

Depression

Panic

Anhedonia

OCD

ODD 

Prevalence

Transient–up to 20%

Disorder–8%

More women than men

Most prevalent in teens, 20-40

Causes

Genetic

Traumatic

Biochemical/Metabolic–Food, Deficiencies and Toxicities

Secondary

Evaluation

Licensed

Psychologist

Social Worker

Counselor

Unlicensed

Therapist

Testing, Scales

Conventional Treatment

Psychotherapies

Cognitive-Behavioral

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reeducation (Shapiro)

Other

Medications

SSRIs Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

Benzodiazepams (Valium and family)

Hormones

Other

Alternative  Testing

Metabolic Testing:  Vitamins, Minerals, Aminos, Hormones, Inflammatory Markers

Neurotransmitter Approach

Gut-Brain, Leaky-Gut

Vagus Nerve and the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

Alternative  Treatments: Non-chemical

Education: Information is power

Sleep

Breath  & Mouth Taping

Journaling

Yoga

Biofeedback

Heartrate

Neural

Oura Ring, other.

 

Alternative  Treatments: Metabolic

Core Nutrients

Omega-3’s

B’s

Minerals including Iodine and Lithium

Aminos

Gut: Probiotics, Acids, Enzymes

Hormone Balancing: Adrenals, Sex, Thyroid, other

Alkalinization

Detoxification

Next Steps

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