Our expert says:
Iridology is quackery, with no good evidence of efectiveness, and I would NEVER recommend it. And there is absolutely nothing "natural" about it.
Adrenal glands, cortisol, etc. may indeed be affected BY anxiety disorders, rather than causing such disorders, and this the iridologist will have read about in popular magazines, rather than devining it from the colour of your eyes. With just a little knowledge of what has been scientifically discovered, it is easy for anyone to convince you that they have discovered what was already very highly predictable about your situation and condition.
Various mood disorders, anxiety, depression, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorder ( which sounds like it could well be related to your obsession with time ) ; an they usually respond well to two modes of therapy - one is medications of the sort usually used to treat Depression ( but also useful in the anxiety disorders ) and the other is CBT, Cognitive-behaviour Therapy or some similar specific form of talking therapy.
These disorders may also respond well to placebo, in other words to various treatments with no benefits whatsoever of their own other than that you feel better if you really believe they will make you feel better.
Within the panicky part of anxiety states, its also common to feel one is going mad, or about to drop dead, or lose control. Fortunately, these nasty outcomes don't happen, but it sincerely feels as though they will.
Unfortunately the psychiatrist you saw doesn't seem to have formed a reall useful thwerapeutic relationship with you, and may have relied too much on chemical intervention rather than providing ( or referring you to a psychologist to provide ) CBT-style counselling as well( and CBT is far more "natural" than Iridology - and works well even if you kept your eyes closed throughout !) . Get a second opinion ; the orthodox methods do work if properly used.
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