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Fear of being alone

I've always felt comfortable being on my own until recently when my year long relationship ended. Now I feel anxious being alone in the house.
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Dr. Kavita Sagarkar Mumbai | Psychiatrist
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Hi, from what little you have said, it seems you are having anxiety due to the recent stress. If it is just restricted to anxiety on being alone, it may be a passing phase. Try to keep yourself busy, do daily exercise, try Yoga, breathing exercises to calm yourself. Eat healthy and drink adequate water and sleep at least 8 hours . Talk to a trusted friend or relative( parent) and vent your feelings. Try to visualise your future in a positive way and rid yourself of the negative thoughts about the past relationship. If you are unable to do this on your own or if you have increasing anxiety and affected sleep , appetite or mood issues do visit a Psychiatrist. You can easily come out of this with one or two sessions of counseling. Hope this helps, All the Best!
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Dr. Akhil Chopra Jalandhar | Neuropsychiatrist
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Break ups can be very distressing. There will be times when u ll feel lonely. This is a normal stress response. U need to distract yourself n keep yourself busy. Consult a psychiatrist who can guide u in a better way regarding the treatment approach most suitable for you. Cognitive behaviour therapy along with antidepressants n anti anxiety will work best for you.
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
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Consult nearest psychiatrist as you require detalied counseling session and you may require medications such as SSRI or tricyclic antidepressants... With that fallow relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation,avoid alcohol, smoking, coffee, tea...have good sleep and develop healthy food habits..good luck.
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