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I have severe anxiety and depression when there's a change of environment. Help?

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  • I have severe anxiety and depression when there's a change of environment. Help?


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Answer #1 | 27/12 2013 17:15
Maybe you have social anxiety and would benefit from some medication. My granddaughter has this problems and she takes an antianxiety med everyday. It has really helped her. Caffeine drinks can make people nervous so stay away from these: regular tea, coffee, red bull and energy drinks. Have you read about Zen? Zen is a state of consciousness where you live in the present. You can just look at your up-coming visit to grandmother in tiny steps. First you pack your suitcase. When time to get into the car focus on just walking out to the car. There isn't anything strange or frightening about walking out to the car, right? Then you get in the car. There isn't anything upsetting about getting into the car, right? You take a seat in the car. While you are driving to grandma's you can sleep or meditate or practicing your deep breathing (see Below). When you get to grandma's. You get out of the car and go in the house. If there is something that makes you nervous, focus on what it happening right then. Everything is OK so take a deep breath and do what you are expected to do: say Hi to grandma, eat dinner, help with the dished, etc. Give this a try. You may still benefit from medication but see if this doesn't help to cope with your trip.
Answer #2 | 27/12 2013 16:56
While you may be nervous about the trip, your anxiety is intensifying the fears. Take a logical look at the situation to see if you can discover the reason for the fear. When you start feeling anxious, breath deeply in, and deeply out several times to relax. Do not isolate yourself over the situation. We all need help sometimes, so talk to your parents, or other trusted adult. Be strong and reach out.

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