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Anyone use the Midwest Center anxiety/depression tapes?

I saw an infomercial on TV by the Midwest Center for people  with anxiety and depression.  I watched it and it sort of convinced me to give it a try.  So I ordered it and will see how it goes.  It's very expensive, but there is a 30 day guarantee if not satisfied with it.  Just curious to know if anyone else has used this program.  It also came with a free trial of vitamins that are supposed to help with mood.  I think I should ask my doctor about those before I start up with them because the vitamins also include herbs like ginseng.  Anyone give this program a try?
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Ya, I gave this a try and it didn't help me . Try it everyone is didn't it might help you. They call and  give you support I just thought it was not worth money cause it didn't help me.  They told me a price and it came more so be careful.
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oh one more thing any quiestions ask me cause I was in it for awhile.
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  i gave it a try, and it actually helped me a whole lot, a whole whole lot....seriously i would give them a try, when i felt very nervous like i was gonna have a panic attack i would listen to them and i would feel 100 times better...i think you should try it...i was in it along time, listenin to the tapes as along with gettin on medicine did wonders for me,,,good luck
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I just happened to check on Ebay and saw some people selling their tapes/DVD's for much less than what I would pay directly.  So I guess I'm going to give it a chance and if I like it purchase it on Ebay for almost 50% of the cost.  Lucinda Bassett is certainly a dynamic person and I like her.  So I'm glad I am trying it out.  Heck, it can't hurt, right!  I'm already thinking of other people in my family who would benefit from these tapes.  I just found out my college age niece is struggling with anxiety.  Always thought she was the perfect, beautiful girl and was a bit envious of her easy attitude.  But anxiety runs in our family so she's struggling with it now too.  So much for outside appearances, huh?  
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I was house bound, couldn't drive, didn't like talking on the phone to anyone but family, avoided social situations, and obcessed constantly about my health/heart.  After completing the 15 week program I could drive, BY MY SELF :-), went out of my way to strike up conversations with old friends and strangers, and had a long pause in my obcessive behavior.  I recently have had a relapse in my obcessive behavior (heart related), but all my other accomplishments remain unchanged.  Good luck with the program.
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I bought the tapes for anxiety and depression, I was diagnosed with agorophobia, it's like a fear of life, you just stop living and ejoying daily activities. Whenever I am faced with any kind of stress my mind shuts down, I close my eyes or start blinking obsessively (medication actually intensified the blinking)...  When I got the tapes I started listening to them right away. They have helped me tremendously to understand my condition.I am doing OK now working with the tapes. They take time and you must use the workbook and write a daily journal for the tapes to help you work through your problems. Anything worth while takes time and effort. I recommend the program.
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I did go through the program about 5 years ago.  It did answer alot of questions that I had.  I still use the tape's just for everyday living.  As blinky said, this program does take time and alot of effort on your part.  I too, recommend the program.
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My parents ordered it for me.  I have been unable to drive for over a year.  Unable to go to well lit stores for about 6 months.  I just did Week 3 but I have been able to go to a few stores and stop my panic attack.  So it does help some....so far.  Its just scarry getting out there again.  
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A friend sent me them via computer MP3 which was nice of them i found it ok..to be honest glad i didnt pay I find Dr Claire Weeks books great too, There is a card or cards you can carry round i didnt get a hold of them though would like to if anyone has them with there order cheers
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Hello Everyone. I am new to the community and could really use your help. When in conversation with someone when your brain goes blank because of your anxiety how do you control the anxiety so you can carry on the conversation without having to studder, stammer, become tongue tied, or pause for a long period of time?  All of things I have found can irritate and even anger people especially people that don't know that I have anxiety and depression and when they respond negatively it just makes things worse for my anxiety and depression and a domino effect occurs. Thank you in advance to anyone and everyone that response.
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Today was my first time to visit this site and I saw your message.  For many years (most of my life) I have dealt with depression and anxiety.  At various times, it has almost incapacitated me.  After a long period of counseling (without drugs) I came to understand the various factors that had led me to state.  Some factors were, I believe, heriditary, some were environmental.  Understanding those factors they did lead me to some solutions.  

First and foremost, in social situations, I came to understand that almost everyone else in the room was just a "at sea" as I was.... and I could relax.  Folks were not watching me or judging me or, quite honestly, all that interested in me or what I was doing.  I was not the focus (though I often felt a spotlight was on me when I entered).  I found the most simple tool was best - I tell people that I find crowds a bit overwhelming and ask their patience while I deal with my discomfort.  Some dismiss this and some express appreciation as they are also uncomfortable.  Why do I care about those who dismiss and are so lacking in empathy?  And what good conversations I have had with those who share my feelings.  

Does this sound too simplistic?  I guess I'm just saying that I fight my social anxiety by not worrying about what others think.  Their thoughts about me are much less important than my thoughts about myself.  

I had one counselor who gave me two good pieces of advice:
1.  Never say things to myself that I would not allow others to say to me.  
2. Find 10 good things to say about myself, write then down, and recite them to myself every morning and every night.  If I could not think of 10 good thing, then to fill in the missing with things I wanted to be true (such as "I am good in social situations" or "I am at ease with other people")
Lots of money spent and that's the best advice I ever received.  Hope this is helpful.  Be safe.  Be well.  Be of courage. Be strong within yourself.  

Here is a start for your list:  You are smart.  You are articulate.  You  are capable.  You are important.     Now, keep going and add the next six!
A friend

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DON'T DO IT!  I ordered it through them directly and within less then an hour needed to cancel my order.  After talking to 3 different people they absolutely would not do it and charged me anyway.  If you are interested with the program, look for it somewhere else.  It is much cheaper, half the price and any customer service would be better then theirs.  
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I think the Midwest Center may be rather questionable. I goggled it and the doctors listed and was unable to find any concrete info on their credentials.
I the fact they omit what kind of degrees they hold and from which medical schools as well as only one of them listed with the AMA is very suspect. It might be a good program but it sounds very commercialized. They may be more out to make money than to help people with their health issues. Is there an actual physical health care complex with buildings or is it just a front name?
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DO NOT order this program!  It is a rip off.  They will not let you out of the program without a $$$ cost.  Their representatives are convincing, but it is a scheme.  Sad, because the people who order the program are in need of help and it just causes more stress because they trap you into paying.  Then they threaten to ruin your credit if you don't pay up!  Pretty awful experience!
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A complete rip off!!!  They simply prey on people who really need help.  Unfortunately,  I was one of those people who got sucked in. I tried to send the tapes back in the 30 day trial and they claimed they received them after the 30 days and It was too late.  The program is absolutely ridiculous.  Its a scam!  I'm still paying off the $500 as they threatened to ruin my credit if I didn't pay up.  I have reported them to the BBB. Just really sad there are people like this taking advantage of people who are in need.
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This is a life saving program. I searched and searched and searched for something to help my husband. During a period of time he was always unhappy.He was diagnosed with Major Depression. This is a matter of suffering for years prior not knowing anything about Depression or Anxiety.  I read books on Depression. After lots of prayer and searching I heard a commercial about Lucinda Bassett and the Midwest Center for Anxiety and Depression, and ordered the program. Yes it is an investment of about the cost of seven DR. visits...but it saves you from your self when you are in the spiral of Depression and Anxiety. You've got to learn some new skills and I love Lucinda for putting herself out their to help save lives. Thank you. BJC in Vegas
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DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ! This is a fraudulent business reaping on the desperation of others.  Look for a reputable, professional clinic in your own neighborhood and ask for a licensed professional to help you.  Do not respond to any TV ads. They are just trying to make money ! Seek the advice of medical doctors only. ask your family for help before you ask strangers on commercial ads.
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Attacking anxiety and depression program works. I got my life back after only 4th week of it. Since then, I never had panic attack. I could drive again and go out bymyself anywhere. This is worth spend money, and it is not a scam. If you truly want to get better, you should give it a chance. I was sceptical because I've tried many other programs and everything possible to be normal again, and this program was pricey, but it was the best decision I have made.
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I recently purchased this program & am on week 5.  I think the program works and is helping me, but it makes you aware of your own behavior and you have to be willing to accept responsibility for your own actions and thoughts.  It can be hard to realize how negative you can actually be, but if you really want to change and do the work, then it is all you really need!  Plus I called and had concerns about the cost and if I would commit to keeping the program, then they gave me $100 off.  I paid the same price for one counseling session and left without any skills or knowledge on how to deal with my anziety
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I happen to be a person that calls you and tells you about the program to try and get you to at least try it out. I just have to say I already feel horrible about calling you guys and asking you so much then trying to pitch you a product. I just had to say something to you guys cause I really am sorry. Hearing some of the things you guys have gone threw you have so much strength already, and with you looking out and searching for ways to cope with it, its amazing. I actually suffer with really bad anxiety and depression so its hard for me to just sell this product. I guess I just want this to be an apology to you guys if you receive a phone call about the product. I know some of your are so happy someone called to try and help and for others it makes matters much much worse. I wish you all the best. I really do. I dont really know what to say but I just hope you guys all find what you have been looking for if its with this or not.
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Thank you for your input/advice!  I have printed out your comments and am going to give this to my lovely daughter.  I have been trying to tell her the same thing for years but it just never seems to get through.  Maybe I just don't know how to say it.

Once again thank you very much!
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