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Anxiety disorder treatment and exercise.

01 Nov
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My wife has anxiety disorder and prescribed anti-psychotic drugs. she is not accepting that she is having any problem,and starts arguing and blaming me for her condition, somehow she starts taking medicines but refuse to do any physical exercise. How can I convince her to do exercise?
02 Nov
Shiva Raman Pandey

Doctors Answer

Nov 02, 2015 09:47 AM

This usually happens because with psychaitric diagnosis, one can't just prescribe as one would for a physical condition. The moods and feelings of the person are volatile, and hand-holding and unconditional support are necessary. You can start by seeking a more supportive professional who will understand her concerns and explain the need for the medications in an amicable way. It will also be good if she undergoes psychotherapy, as she will feel understood and her resistance will reduce. Lastly, even how you communicate with her matters a great deal. Ask a professional for some communication tips so that you can convince your wife if the best possible way.