Here’s How to Beat Anxiety Without Medication


From The Independent: The medication that is frequently prescribed to treat anxiety often does not work in the long-term. According to a new study, a variety of non-drug strategies such as practicing self-forgiveness, postponing worries, and helping others can relieve anxiety.

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  1. There’s some good advice here!

    I’ve tried the postponing one – it brings home the subjectivity of anxiety. It saves a lot of time as well, as when the “worry appointment” arrives, the mind is no longer in “catastrophy mode” and is able to deal with problems rationally.

    For centuries we’ve known that any drug taken for anxiety will make anxiety worse in the long run. It’s only recently that professionals have been pretending otherwise.

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