Getting Help with Anxiety
A study about anxiety in children revealed that 2.6 percent of Canadian young age 15 to 20 shows consistent anxiety due to persistent worry about several activities.
Anxiety Disorder Association of Canada states that “12-month prevalence for any anxiety disorder is 12% and 25 percent (one in four) of Canadians will have at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime.” Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in Canada.
Mostly youth face depression and anxiety disorder in Canada, so they need more resources and solutions to deal with anxiety and manage their health issues.Evergreen Rehab & Wellness puts importance in helping clients to find and overcome the causes through using effective techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy, cognitive therapy, behavioural therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, exposure therapy, and more
Time never remains the same, and as the time fluctuates, the ups and downs of life come and leave. Feeling tense and worried when a problem comes is known as anxiety and happens with everyone in life. The experience of anxiety changes with the situations, and everyone deals in a separate way with anxiety.
Anxiety remains for a period, sometimes for the long term and sometimes for a short time. The short term anxiety is known to be a motivation to deal with the problem productively. Such as the anxiety of a student for an exam pushes the student to work hard and prepare himself to be a successful student.
But in comparison, long term anxiety can be a big problem. Feeling too much fear and worry about the problems of daily life can lead to anxiety disorder and depression.
Types of Anxiety
There are several types of anxiety disorder, and each has a different way to effect. The following are some of the significant types of anxiety.
- Social anxiety
Some people don’t like to attract or interact with other people and feel embarrassed when facing someone. Such as being a student, if the teacher told them to stand up and give a presentation, they will feel physical symptoms like blushing, sweating, muscle tension, and an increase in heartbeat rate.
- Generalized anxiety disorder
This anxiety disorder is about feeling worried about a lot of things, even with daily life activities. The symptoms can be a feeling of restlessness, muscle tension, trouble sleeping, and difficulty concentrating.
- Separation anxiety
Separation anxiety occurs when young children are away from their parents, and they started feeling fear and got upset. It is customary in children but not in adults; if adults feel separation anxiety, they should consult a doctor.
Common symptoms of anxiety
Anxiety can come in life in various ways and can change your behavior and way of thinking. The following are some of the common symptoms of anxiety.
- Feeling of restlessness
- A sense of terror
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Increase in heartbeat rate while facing stranger or interacting in public
- Muscle tension
- Dry mouth
- Shaking or trembling
- Excessive sweat
- Headache, Stomach ache
- Sleeping problem, insomnia
Treatment for Anxiety
The clinical counselling treatment for anxiety disorder is essential because if it is not treated on time, it can become scary and destabilize chaos. The following are some of the common treatments for anxiety disorder.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on our way of thinking about how we look at the world and ourselves. Cognitive means how our negative thoughts contribute to anxiety, and behavioral means how we behave in a situation that creates anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral therapy treats panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and many phobias. The therapist first analyzes your negative thoughts and teaches you how to deal with them and then replace them with real thoughts.
Exposure therapy means the therapist will expose the fear to you, and you will learn that there is no sensitivity in that fear. It helps to reduce fear and anxiety response. It is also known as systematic desensitization. In the therapy, the therapist will teach you about fear and then mildly expose those situations. You will conquer those challenges step by step and will learn how to relax in such conditions.
Complementary therapies are techniques, exercise, nutrition, and medicines to reduce anxiety. It is also known as an alternative therapy that provides relaxation to your muscles and helps you to gain confidence level with the help of exercises and release anxiety. The therapist will assess your body and learn how your body reacts in the anxiety situation. Then he will teach you to control with relaxation techniques.
Eye movements, desensitization, and reprocessing
It is a three month treatment period in which your goal will be positive thinking. After this weekly session treatment, you will be able to think positively in the anxiety situation. It will help you to concentrate on the thing while watching or listening.
Frequently Asked Questions
Trauma, illness stress, mental health disorders, drugs, and alcohol are the common causes of anxiety disorder.
To diagnose anxiety disorders, your therapist will assess your mental and physical health professionally and look for anxiety symptoms through physical and psychological tests. He may also ask for urine or blood test if needed.
Anxiety condition varies from person to person, so its treatment period also varies. You will get the exact answer after the first visit to the therapist.
Cognitive Behavioral therapy is usually used to help families, kids, and teens.