04/18/2013 12:48 pm ET Updated Aug 14, 2013

Three Ways To Keep Fear And Anxiety Under Control, From Dr. Gail Saltz (VIDEO)

During times of stress and trauma, we often feel scared and anxious. Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz shared three ways to manage these feelings on this special episode of Mondays With Marlo.

First, express your feelings to people you feel comfortable with -- don't keep feelings bottled up. Take care of yourself physically. Relieve tension through exercise, get enough sleep and avoid substances like caffeine and alcohol, which might make you more nervous. Finally, avoid non-stop media coverage, especially at night. If gory images are the last thing you see before going to bed, it's going to impact your sleep.

Watch the full interview here.

Get more of Dr. Gail Saltz's tips on coping with tragedies:

Dr. Gail Saltz's 10 Tips To Cope With Tragedy

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