Treatment For Anxiety
You don't have to struggle with anxiety - help is available. Effective treatment for anxiety does not need to take months or years.
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Anxiety disorders like General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) can have a positive or negative impact on your life. It can help you to focus and be alert and produce adrenaline to help you, for example, to win a competition. But it can also create chaos within your life, limiting social interaction, activities, relationships, education, and work. If anxiety is taking over your life, it is time to seek anxiety treatment
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Types Of Anxiety Disorders
As an anxiety specialist, I see many people experience symptoms of more than one type of anxiety disorder. Quite often, people experience depression too. Anxiety can start to take over your life, and symptoms may not go away on their own.
There are different types of anxiety. The most common are:
A person feels anxious on most days, worrying about lots of different things, for six months or more.
A person has a severe fear of being criticised, embarrassed, or humiliated, in everyday situations, like speaking publicly, eating in public, being assertive at work, or making small talk.
A person is very fearful of a particular object or situation and may go to great lengths to avoid it, for example, a fear of certain animals, having an injection, or travelling on a plane. There are many different types of phobias.
A person has panic attacks: intense, overwhelming, and often uncontrollable feelings of anxiety combined with physical symptoms. Someone having a panic attack can experience dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, chest pain, and excessive sweating. Sometimes, people suffering a panic attack think they are about to die or to have a heart attack. If a person has repeated panic attacks or frequently fears having one for more than a month, they're said to have panic disorder.
A person has on-going unwanted, intrusive fears and thoughts that cause anxiety. Although the person may acknowledge these thoughts as non-rational or silly, they often try to relieve their anxiety by carrying out certain rituals or behaviours. For example, a fear of germs and contamination can lead to constant washing of hands and clothes.
PTSD can occur after a person experiences a traumatic event where they feel overwhelmed and helpless. Symptoms can include difficulty relaxing, upsetting dreams or flashbacks of the event, and avoidance of anything related to it. PTSD is diagnosed when a person has symptoms for at least a month.