Individuals with anxiety disorders experience excessive and uncontrollable worry on a daily basis. They also experience physical symptoms such as restlessness, shortness of breath, palpitations, muscle aches and difficulty sleeping. These symptoms may cause individuals to avoid situations or develop compulsive rituals that lessen the anxiety. More information about the different types of anxiety disorders can be found here. The good news is that Cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or medication are especially effective in treating anxiety disorders.
How can Cognitive-behavioral therapy help?
- Change your thinking
- Decrease your arousal
- Identify and confront your fears
- Learn how to manage your anxiety
- Develop emotional intelligence
- Improve your relationships
- Become a problem solver