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Will a positive attitude alone be enough to kick my anxiety?

Third week of anxiety and I'm starting to kick it. I haven't taken medication or sought out a therapist, but I'm starting to be happy and finding distractions. Sleeping's off and the weird imagines that I was causing anxiety persist. I don't fear the images, but I don't know how long I can take them appearing before becoming upset again. Will a positive attitude alone be enough to kick my anxiety?
Category: OCD 8 years ago
Asked 8 years ago

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I hope so. I am on my 2nd month with anxiety, but the 4th week actually getting help for it. I don't want to be on meds, and I am limiting my time with a therapist to once a week. I, like you, wish to beat my anxiety issues with mainly just positive attitude alone. Hopefully, we can both beat this thing through sheer willpower alone.
Answered 8 years ago

Some people are able to get over anxiety with self care alone. Others find this too difficult. It's kind of like how some people with substance abuse issues have a really hard time, go through many treatments and have many relapses. Others wake up one day, decide to quit and are able to go cold turkey. When I first admitted to myself that I had anxiety I went the self treatment route for a year. I did exercise, online CBT and meditation. I kept stopped as soon as I started to feel a little bit better just because it takes up a lot of time. Nowadays I take an SSRI and go to therapy. I feel a lot better, but I'm not stopping because I really need the results from both to be permanent. I'm ready to get on with my life now. Good luck with the self-help route, remember, keep going even when you feel better!
Answered 8 years ago

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