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Prevention of anxiety essentially involves an awareness of life's stresses and your own ability to cope with them. This can often be a difficult task in our busy and hectic 21st century.

Given the fast pace of our lives, it's important to develop coping mechanisms to handle stress. They might include:

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  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Relaxation exercises, including deep breathing
  • Visualization
  • Adequate rest
  • Health diet
  • Interpersonal skills in dealing with difficult people and situations or parenting skills training in dealing with your children

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Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on April 22, 2014
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