An anxiety disorder is a type of mental health condition. If you have an anxiety disorder, you may respond to certain things and situations with fear and dread. You may also experience physical signs of anxiety, such as a pounding heart and sweating.
We all feel anxiety at times. You may feel anxious or nervous if you have to tackle a problem at work, go to an interview, take a test, or make an important decision. And anxiety can even be beneficial. For example, anxiety helps us notice dangerous situations and focuses our attention, so we stay safe.
But an anxiety disorder goes beyond the regular nervousness and slight fear you may feel from time to time. An anxiety disorder happens when:
- Anxiety interferes with your ability to function.
- You often overreact when something triggers your emotions.
- You can’t control your responses to situations.
Anxiety disorders can make it difficult to get through the day. Fortunately, there are several effective treatments for anxiety disorders.
- The key to managing anxiety is learning to identify it, understand it, and respond it with self-compassion.
- Mindfulness techniques like breath work, meditation and yoga can reduse anxiety and improve cognition.
- Routines help reduce general feelings of anxiety and are often effective antidote for those with more serious health disorders.
- If your anxiety is holding you back, simply imagining and encouraging yourself as you would to a friend has also been correlated with motivation and the achievement of goals.
How to treat anxiety disorders?
An anxiety disorder is like any other health problem that requires treatment. You cannot, will it away. Psychotherapy, or counselling, helps you deal with your emotional response to the illness. A mental health provider talks through strategies to help you better understand and manage the disorder. Our Eclectic Approach will include following modalities to treat Anxiety.
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Positive Psychology
- Transactional Analysis