For the management of anxiety disorders, we adopt an eclectic approach. In which different therapeutic techniques best suited to the client’s condition are adopted and implemented in a supportive and empathic manner.
Anxiety Management Becoming anxious is a normal reaction to the everyday challenges that we face in our everyday life. It is a normal body response to the danger we face and helps in alerting the body to take action against the perceived danger. But when this worry starts interfering in our daily life activity and causes disturbance in our social, occupational, and relationships these are the alarming signs of anxiety disorder.
If the disorder remains untreated it can lead to many other psychological disorders such as depression and increases the tendencies to get involved in different types of drug use. It can create a devastating effect on our relationships, our job performance, and many other areas of our life.
types of anxiety disorders
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Specific Phobia Panic Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
Substance/Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition
Other Specified Anxiety Disorder
Unspecified Anxiety Disorder
Medications are used in conjunction with the therapy. Depending on the severity of the symptoms medications are provided for a short-term or long-term period of time. The variety of medications prescribed depending on the depiction of the problem include Benzodiazepines, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors(SSRIs), and Tricyclic Antidepressants.
Deep breathing, meditation and 16 progressive muscle relaxation exercises can help in reducing the symptoms of anxiety and promote feelings of relaxation and emotional well-being.
It is a highly effective and well-established therapy that can be used with patients suffering from anxiety disorders. In this therapy, we focus on identifying the problem, understanding the situation, and changing the thinking patterns of the client that addresses the problematic behavior.
This therapy is effectively used for reducing the responses that result due to undue fears and anxiety. A person is gradually exposed to the situation which he or she fears and becomes less sensitive to it over the passage of time.
This therapy combines both acceptance of the problem and helps the people to bring change in their lives. It is usually done with the help of both individual and group therapies in which the client is made mindful of the problem and skills are taught to them to improve the interpersonal relationships, ability to tolerate stress, and help them regulate their emotions.