Anxiety and Treatment

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Symptoms of Anxiety

If you have anxiety, you may be experiencing some or all of the following:

  • Restlessness
  • Feeling keyed up or on edge
  • Difficulty controlling the nervousness
  • Fear
  • Irritability
  • Easily fatigued
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep difficulties

Anxiety Triggers

In general, the experiences that set off anxiety can be many things such as tests, performing in front of other people, closed spaces, heights, health worries, or remembering bad experiences, to name a few. Or it may feel like the anxiety just appears without any noticeable outside triggers. People's experience of anxiety is personal and real, and each person's experience is unique.

Homework is part of treatment

Bringing the thought patterns into clear understanding commonly shows the way towards helping you change them. We often do this through homework and in-session discussions about your thinking before, during and after a period of increased anxiety. We then work towards replacing the self-defeating thinking patterns with more realistic and healthier thoughts.

Research suggests therapy

Anxiety can be really difficult to live with. Not only does it likely get in the way of your career and personal life, but it has a tendency to take over a persons life. Depending on type and severity, it may get in the way of a few activities you would otherwise like to be able to engage in, or it may significantly hinder you in all or many parts of your life. The good new is that something can be done about it. Research suggests that anxiety is responsive to treatment, and strongly suggests psychotherapy as the first choice of treatment. If therapy does seem to work, then we will discuss other treatments with you, to help you reengage in life.

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