Managing Anxiety Being anxious is a normal reaction to the daily challenges we face in our daily lives. This is a normal reaction of the body to the danger we are facing and allows it to be alerted to take action against the perceived danger. But when this concern starts to interfere with our daily activities and change our social, professional and social relationships, these are the alarming signs of anxiety disorder.
If the disorder is not treated, it can lead to many other psychological disorders, such as depression, and increase the tendency to be involved in different types of drug use. This can have a devastating effect on our relationships, our work performance and many other areas of our lives.
Symptoms observed in anxiety disorder
In general, the symptoms observed in anxiety disorders include a feeling of irritability, sleep problems. inability to concentrate, fatigue, muscular tension, anticipation of the worst, sensations of agitation and feeling of mental emptiness.
Types of anxiety disorders.
- Different types of anxiety disorders classified in the DSM-V
- Separation anxiety disorder
- Selective mutism
- Phobia specific panic disorder
- Panic attack
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
- Anxiety disorder induced by a substance or a drug
- Anxiety disorder due to another medical condition
- Other specified anxiety disorders
Unspecified anxiety disorder
For the treatment of anxiety disorders, we take an eclectic approach. In which the different therapeutic techniques best adapted to the client’s situation are adopted and implemented in a supportive and empathic way.
The drugs are used in combination with a therapy. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, medications are provided in the short or long term. The variety of prescription medications as described in the problem include benzodiazepines, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants.
Deep breathing, meditation, and 16 progressive muscle relaxation exercises can help reduce anxiety symptoms and promote feelings of relaxation and emotional well-being.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
It is a very effective and well-established therapy that can be used in patients with anxiety disorders. In this therapy, we focus on identifying the problem, understanding the situation, and changing the client’s thought patterns that address the problem of behavior.
This therapy is effectively used to reduce the reactions resulting from excessive fears and anxiety. The person gradually exposes himself to the situation that he fears and becomes less sensitive over time.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
This therapy combines acceptance of the problem and helps people to make changes in their lives. This is usually done with the help of individual and group therapies in which the client becomes aware of the problem and acquires the skills to improve interpersonal relationships, the ability to tolerate stress and regulate emotions.