posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 10:12 PM
Just like prescription meds for depression, herbal supplements should be used in conjunction with behavior therapy-which you can do yourself, or seek
a psychologist trained in CBT
I highly recommend the book "Feeling Good" by Dr David Burns-I have known many people helped by what it teaches.
The first two chapters are all the details of the clinical side of things-by chapter 3 you will be well on your way to chanign negative thinking
patterns you were not even consciously aware of.
What we think-be it an actual perception of things, or not will still trigger an emotional reaction-like anxiety-this emotional reaction/feeling then
almost confirms itself because we believe what we FEEL..so it's a vicious circle to think if you FEEL anxiety there must be reason for it, which then
makes you more anxious etc...
meds and herbals should be used as helpful adjuncts to behavior changes/thought processes but not a cure in of themselves-IMHO
[edit on 18-2-2006 by think2much]