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    What Are Anxiety Disorders?

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    Can Anxiety Disorders Be Prevented?

    Anxiety disorders cannot be prevented; however, there are some things you can do to control or lessen symptoms:

    • Stop or reduce consumption of products that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks, and chocolate.
    • Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter medicines or herbal remedies. Many contain chemicals that can increase anxiety symptoms.
    • Seek counseling and support if you start to regularly feel anxious with no apparent cause.

     

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    Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on February 27, 2016
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