Adults with anxiety disorders can often be helped through (CBT) Cognitive-behavioral therapy. The CBT approach has long been demonstrated through a number of investigations to be a reliable option for these patients. Adult patients may suffer from a low quality of life and some experience a high level of anxiety.
Who is at risk for Anxiety Disorders?
For some of us, any stress at all causes worry, fear and a feeling of being out of control. Normally, we find coping mechanisms to deal with the stress of day to day life. For those that struggle with this however, therapy may be recommended. Physicians treating these patients are discussing the option of combining the pharmacologic approach along with the CBT therapy to gain a positive result. In most cases, however, the use of CBT alone will bring about a positive change.
How We React To Stress:
We all react differently when faced with a stressful situation. We may be facing a problem at our workplace, dreading a test, or making an important decision. Whatever the situation, if the stress involved interferes with our ability to function and lead a normal life there is usually a reason for alarm. This may indicate that we may be a candidate for CBT.
Anxiety disorders (at their worst) can become a serious mental illness and should not be ignored. If left untreated, it can become overwhelming for the patient and crippling. The types of anxiety disorders we often see in our patients are panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-tramatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, which is also called social phobia, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Identifying your problem:
If you feel you are suffering with any of these debilitating conditions, contact Dr. Susan Daniel’s office to schedule a private meeting to discuss your concerns. We will work with you to identify your specific symptoms and develop a plan for treatment.
Our thought for today:
There is more to life than increasing its speed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
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