How Psychologists Can Help With Anxiety Disorders

a lady suffering from an anxiety disorder

Are you seeking support for an anxiety disorder? Anxiety is common amongst all humans and is typically used to describe feelings of fear, panic and worry, and is typically attached to a thought that causes these sensations. Anxiety relates to either a ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ response and being anxious is a normal response if the body feels under threat.

Anxiety can become a major problem if it begins to take over your life. When it manifests differently, it can be difficult to manage. Help is always available, and psychologists are well-trained in helping with anxiety disorders.

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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When To Seek Help From A Psychologist

Here are the more popular forms of anxiety disorders that people experience:

Anxiety can overwhelm one’s emotions and naturally becomes difficult to control. Whilst anxiety can be coped with, there are sometimes unpleasant feelings that simply won’t go away.

The help of a psychologist will help people adopt coping mechanisms and healthier ways to deal with anxiety. Through therapy, patients learn to become accustomed to learning about their symptoms and the thought patterns that cause anxiety.

Through the cognitive component of therapy, patients learn to understand how their thoughts contribute to their anxiety symptoms. By learning to change those thought patterns, they can reduce the likelihood and intensity of anxiety symptoms. Patients are taught to become more approachable to certain anxious situations and become aware of their fears, whilst teaching them an understanding that their fears are unlikely to occur.

One example of treatment is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of treatment that enables patients to recognise how they feel and behave when they’re anxious or there’s an anxious thought. The objective is to teach patients how to manage problems that cause anxiety in activities and tasks.

You might also be interested in learning the difference between psychotherapist and psychologist.

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How Can We Help You?

Lotus Medical deliver evidence-based treatments including CBT to lessen any anxiety concerns and help you cope going forward. Our therapists will aim to reduce the impact of anxiety disorders when it comes to your daily life to help you develop the skills you need to manage your anxiety disorders now and in the future.

If you’re suffering from anxiety disorders and you need further support, or you’re simply seeking therapy, contact our doctors at Brunswick here and we’d be more than happy to help you.

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