I am a 19-year-old diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and have been taking Zoloft 50 mg. Please help.

Q. What is the treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Answered by
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 10, 2023 and last reviewed on: Jun 13, 2023

Hi doctor,

I think I have been suffering from bipolar disorder. I am a 19-year-old diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and have been taking Zoloft 50 mg for about a year now. I feel down all of a sudden. It feels so intense, and I cannot calm myself down. Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

You may have a major depressive disorder with mood swings due to menstruation, but you are less likely to have bipolar disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it, and you should try to follow the below suggestions to deal with it. It will help you.

  • It would help if you exercise 30 to 45 minutes daily. It will uplift your mood.
  • You should do meditation for 20 minutes daily, sit in one place in a comfortable position, and try to concentrate on your normal breathing, do not stop or force yourself to control your thoughts. It will help you to relax.
  • You should eat healthy home-cooked foods and avoid junk foods.
  • You must drink enough water.
  • You should spend quality time with friends and family daily or do video calls if you are living away from your family.
  • It would help if you spent time on creative hobbies like reading good books, writing journals, painting, drawing, and learning new skills or language or musical instruments.
  • You should sleep enough for eight hours daily.
  • It would be best if you avoid tobacco or alcohol, or any substance abuse.
  • Be bold and confident.

I suggest doing investigations such as complete blood count, thyroid profile, vitamin B12, and vitamin D3.

I hope that you get your answer.

Thank you.

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