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    Dr. Farrell's WebMD TV videos
    Patricia Farrell, PhD posted:
    Dr. Farrell has a series of 12 videos that cover everything from your need for sleep, inheriting anxiety disorders, positive self-talk and many other topics. See all of them here at WebMD at:
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    Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Here's a clickable link to Dr. Farrell's WebMD videos. Watch them all--they're short (about 1 1/2 to 3 minutes each). I watched them all and found them wonderfully helpful.

    The topics are:

    The Sleep-Stress Connection
    The Power of Positive Self-Talk
    How to Reduce Stress
    Feeling Tense?
    Counseling as Treatment
    How Husbands Can Help at Home
    Anxiety Disorders and Your Family
    Controlling Your Anxiety
    Your Stress Threshold
    How Stress Builds
    How Stress Afftects Men and Women

    And an exercise she frequently recommends:
    How Breathing Can Aid Relaxation


    Himaja responded:
    Hello !
    I am Himaja, 16 from India ; a bio student.
    I aspire to do a thesis on some common psychiatric or neurological disorder and need some guidance. last grade, I submitted a project on OCD and now want to diversify my focus.
    Thanks for your response,
    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to Himaja's response:
    Hi Himaja and welcome to WebMD,

    Dr. Farrell, nor any of our experts, can help with this but I encourage you to do some searches on the topics that interest you, using the search field at the top of all our pages. You will find a lot of good information.

    In addition, you can click on the links above provided by Byroney to see some content from Dr. Farrell.

    Good luck!
    We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace. ~Peggy Tabor Millin
    gator375 responded:
    I am new here but have been told I have severe panic disorder and agoraphobic. I thought I was handling it alright until last Monday when a grandson fainted at school. I was at my Doctor's office and rushed to hospital. He was sent home. Fainted again Wednesday-daughter said we were going to a hospital 20 miles away but after getting started we went 2 1/2 hours away. No clothes, toothbrush, NOTHING. Started home Friday we were eating at restaurant. Grandson had headache had to go to bathroom-fainted 15' from me. Took to a local hospital. I found no parking space, thought I would pass out. Daughter called and said we were taking him back to larger hospital. He passed out in bathroom while waiting to be admitted. Now I am having weakness, pain, confusion, so am scared. What is wrong with me???????? What do I do?
    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to gator375's response:
    Hi Gator and welcome to WebMD,

    I encourage you to start your own discussion so Dr. Farrell can find and respond to your situation.

    To do that, hold your cursor over the orange Post Now button on the upper right and choose 'Discussion' from the drop down menu which appears. Fill in the subject line and body of the message (you can ignore the poll part if you wish) and Submit.

    I hope your grandson is okay, that they find answers re his condition soon. (((hugs)))
    We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace.
    ~Peggy Tabor Millin
    hopespain responded:
    have heart palpitations and i was wondering what anxiety drug wont make them worse?
    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to hopespain's response:
    Hi Hopespain,

    This is something that you really need to discuss with your doctor. S/he knows your medical history and what conditions are involved.
    We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace.
    ~Peggy Tabor Millin
    peaceforLaura responded:
    how do i get this and read about it?
    Take care and Hang in their, God Bless you.
    Marianakel replied to peaceforLaura's response:
    I am a little confused,is this community so small?in other communities you can find people who share their treatment and evolution ,maybe I just do not know how to search this community?

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