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Anxiety Therapy

Getting the help you need to overcome your anxiety is a process. Not all types of treatment programs and therapies work for everyone. It’s important to understand that an anxiety treatment program takes time and you will have to try things out to find what works best for you.

What is Anxiety Therapy?

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What is Anxiety

Anxiety can stem from many things. It can come from a traumatic experience, a side effect from a medication, or even stem from an underlying medical condition.

 

Treating anxiety disorders is easier when they are caught early on. Therefore, knowing when to seek treatment is essential to an individual’s overall ability to break the cycles of second-guessing oneself, negative self-talk, and indecisiveness.

Symptoms

Agitation denoted by shaky hands, sweaty palms, dry mouth and a faster than normal heart rate.

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TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDERS:

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Panic disorder (PD)

The symptoms associated with this anxiety disorder include experiencing a loss of control and an intense fear regarding the potential onset of future attacks.

health cross icon health cross icon Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

The symptoms of GAD can be triggered by numerous circumstances. Sometimes, the reason for the onset of generalized anxiety disorder is unknown.

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Specific phobias

A phobia can be characterized by an individual feeling extremely anxious upon being exposed to a specific activity, situation or thing. For example, an individual who is highly afraid of spiders has arachnophobia. People who are afraid to drive have vehophobia.

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Social anxiety disorder (SAD)

This disorder occurs when an individual experiences anxiety related to socially interacting with others, as well as when there is a fear of being rejected or judged by another.

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Separation anxiety

Although this type of anxiety usually affects children, it can also affect adults. Separation anxiety is typically characterized by an individual experiencing the symptoms of anxiety upon being separated from a loved one or even a toy. For a child, the loved one is most often his or her caregiver.

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Unspecified anxiety disorders

Individuals who experience a significant amount of anxiety-related stress or impairment that cannot be matched with any of the other anxiety disorder diagnoses have an unspecified anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders can cause an individual to experience an array of physiological, emotional and cognitive symptoms. These symptoms can be highly uncomfortable and very frightening, which is why individuals experiencing an anxiety attack often seek medical care at the nearest emergency room. The good news is that anxiety therapy at Harmony Bay Wellness is an effective treatment for these disorders.

Panic disorder (PD)

The symptoms associated with this anxiety disorder include experiencing a loss of control and an intense fear regarding the potential onset of future attacks.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

The symptoms of GAD can be triggered by numerous circumstances. Sometimes, the reason for the onset of generalized anxiety disorder is unknown.

Specific phobias

A phobia can be characterized by an individual feeling extremely anxious upon being exposed to a specific activity, situation or thing. For example, an individual who is highly afraid of spiders has arachnophobia. People who are afraid to drive have vehophobia.

Social anxiety disorder (SAD)

This disorder occurs when an individual experiences anxiety related to socially interacting with others, as well as when there is a fear of being rejected or judged by another.

Separation anxiety

Although this type of anxiety usually affects children, it can also affect adults. Separation anxiety is typically characterized by an individual experiencing the symptoms of anxiety upon being separated from a loved one or even a toy. For a child, the loved one is most often his or her caregiver.

Unspecified anxiety disorders

Individuals who experience a significant amount of anxiety-related stress or impairment that cannot be matched with any of the other anxiety disorder diagnoses have an unspecified anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders can cause an individual to experience an array of physiological, emotional and cognitive symptoms. These symptoms can be highly uncomfortable and very frightening, which is why individuals experiencing an anxiety attack often seek medical care at the nearest emergency room. The good news is that anxiety therapy at Harmony Bay Wellness is an effective treatment for these disorders.

What To Expect During Anxiety Therapy

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The most common therapy that is used for anxiety is cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT). This therapy encompasses each underlying tenant linked with clinical anxiety. CBT targets the physical symptoms, thoughts, and behaviors frequently associated with anxiety (e.g., over-preparation, avoidance). The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is for the individual to learn specific skills to help reduce the symptoms they are experiencing.

Harmony Bay Wellness’ therapists focus on skills that include helping the individual identify, understand and change their behavior and thinking patterns. In addition, individuals learn practical approaches to solve problems, allowing them to change how they think to regain control of their thoughts.

During treatment, your doctor may prescribe you medications to help ease symptoms of anxiety. On the other hand, holistic therapy programs may work better for you. This could include things like talk therapy, yoga, and meditation. It’s all a matter of trial and error combined with patience to see what will be best for your recovery process. Once you do find what treatment works best for you, recovery will be achievable.

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