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Coping with Fear and Anxiety

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Scores of wheelchairs on hand remain unused hours after the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Mark Z./flickr)

Dr. Drew Ramsey, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, talks about how people react to events like this week’s bombings in Boston. He’ll discuss fear and the symptoms of acute stress response, how to help with coping, and how to know when to get help.

Guests:

Dr. Drew Ramsey

Comments [3]

Helga from Namibia

Feeling tired, unhappy, worthless and stressed could be one sign that your Serotonin levels are very low. Food defenitely plays a big role. Fresh food are easy to eat without hours of preparing. Nuts and seeds have the good oils in them and I have found that health problems have disappeard.

Serotonin plays an important part in the regulation of learning, mood and sleep.

You are definitely not alone. Many people feel like this and there are many different chemicals which you can take to relief fear, stress and anxiety and the problem is that they all have a lot of side effects which means that you still have to take other medication for the side effects. It becomes a viscous circle. Why not try Sceltium Tortuosum (Kanna) which is organically grown, processed and manufactured by Bushpharm. Take some time, get some wisdom and this could change your life.

Apr. 21 2013 05:07 AM
Drew Ramsey MD from Upper West Side

Hi Antonio -
Thanks for sharing a success story - for certain the most important message I hoped to convey is that there is effective help. Your question, I think, is about anxiety and panic that is not trigger by a certain event and the relationship of these symptoms to nutrition. There are links, for example, people who eat low amounts of choline found in eggs report much high anxiety, and for sure some nutritional deficiencies such as B12, or low omega-3 intake can present clinically as anxiety. For some people with anxiety, food is certainly a piece of the puzzle.
Best,
Drew Ramsey, MD

Apr. 18 2013 02:02 PM
antonio from baySide

I have been suffering from panic/anxiety attacks from sometime (since college). I am happy to report I found a great talk therapist which has helped a great deal.

Lately I am convinced not eating right and allergies might be an underlying cause..Can nutrition effect this disorder without being hypoglycemic?

Apr. 18 2013 01:30 PM

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