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    I tried using st john's wort which worked for a few days amazingly, the best I've felt in ages but then it stopped

    Is there anything that you can take that doesn't require going to the GP for that would help?

    Any tips?



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    You could try cognitive behaviorally therapy? A psychologist isn't a gp if you're at uni they have counselors so maybe try talking to one of those?
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    I am in college, I can't really do any therapies
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    Try a guided meditation. Until you learn to do it on your own.
    Alternatively learn to notice when you are ruminating and do something that requires your complete focus such as playing an intense pc game.
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    Your college should have a team of counsellors that you could go see, but if not try online counselling, i'd recommend kooth.com

    Otherwise, make sure you're taking good physical care of yourself. Get enough sleep and make sure you're eating right
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I tried using st john's wort which worked for a few days amazingly, the best I've felt in ages but then it stopped

    Is there anything that you can take that doesn't require going to the GP for that would help?

    Any tips?



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    I don't know of anything non-medical you can take to reduce anxiety.

    There are a few good self-help resources on the web - usually the ones based on CBT - that describe techniques that are helpful. The only disadvantage of these is that they do need a bit of time and application. Having a supportive friend, parent/carer or therapist to encourage you can make all the difference.
    The basic principles are usually
    1. Practice calming techniques when you are not stressed, like calm breathing, mindfulness, positive self talk, and visualisations
    2. Don't avoid anxiety-making situations entirely but only expose yourself to them gradually. Using the techniques you have practised, slowly build up your capacity to handle more and more exposure
    3. Keep a record of your progress so you can see what works for you

    Anyway, this is a good website, aimed at "young people"
    And this is their "adults" section if you find the young people section a bit patronising
 
 
 
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