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Evidence-based Guide to Supplements for Anxiety Newsletter

by | November 30, 2020

It is not a surprise that symptoms of anxiety and depression have increased considerably in the US this year, during Covid-19. While there are many factors that can contribute to anxiety, stress, such as the one of the pandemic, loneliness and lack of social interaction, are triggers.

It is estimated that 40 million adults in the US suffer from anxiety. This can include fear, excessive worry, as well as panic disorders and phobias. While feeling unease and having a healthy dose of concern over our wellbeing is normal, you might ask, at what point should one be concerned about anxiety and seek treatment?

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What is an anxiety disorder?

For the purpose of this article, I am going to focus on generalized anxiety disorder. Other major anxiety disorders include panic disorder, specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

To learn more about anxiety, conventional and integrative evidence-based therapies, as well as safety and efficacy of commonly used supplements for anxiety, continue to read here.

The supplements covered in this article include inositol, kava, ashwagandha, German chamomile, L-theanine, lavender, lemon balm, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), and rhodiola. 

Disclaimer

Nothing stated or posted in this article is intended or should be taken to be the practice of medical or counseling care. The information made available in this article, including, but not limited to, interviews, text, graphics, images, links to other articles, websites, and other material contained in this article, is strictly for informational and entertainment purposes only. The information in this article is NOT (and should not be used as) a substitute for professional psychiatry, psychology, medical, nursing, or professional healthcare advice or services, nor is it designed to suggest any specific diagnosis or treatment. Please always seek medical advice from your physician or a qualified health care provider regarding any medical questions, conditions or treatment, before making any changes to your health care regimen, medications or lifestyle habits. None of the information in this article is a representation or warranty that any particular drug or treatment is safe, appropriate or effective for you, or that any particular healthcare provider is appropriate for you. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking help from a health care provider due to something you have read or seen in this article. Your reading/use of this article does not create in any way a physician-patient relationship, any sort of confidential, fiduciary or professional relationship, or any other special relationship that would give rise to any duties. This article does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, healthcare providers, procedures, or treatments, and if you rely on any of the information provided by this article, you do so solely at your own risk.

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