Treating anxiety disorder


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Treating anxiety disorder

  1. 1. Treating Anxiety Disorder
  2. 2. <ul><li>Treating Anxiety Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety disorder is one of the most dreaded disorders that people do not want to have. The truth is, we all have our own anxiety from time to time which is normal. It is just normal for us to feel that when we feel the pressure or threat. On the other, anxiety becomes a disorder when a person feels intense irritability, restlessness, muscle tension, rapid heat rate, difficulty sleeping, muscle tension, gastrointestinal discomfort, fatigue and edginess. </li></ul><ul><li>We should think of this as a major problem since there are various means of treating anxiety disorder . These treatments are applied on a case to case basis. Listed below are different ways of arresting anxiety disorder: </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is a very effective and a well-established, long lasting treatment. When a person undergoes this method, they are subjected to identify, understand and change the way they think and behave. The initial results are usually seen after a few months, depending on the patient’s response to the procedure. </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure Therapy. Another form of CBT, exposure therapy is a method of treating anxiety disorder where the patient’s anxiety and fears are reduced. In the course, the specialist exposes the patient to the feared </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>situations and objects until the latter gradually becomes less sensitive. Exposure therapy has been proven to be effective for persons with phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). </li></ul><ul><li>Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). This kind of treating anxiety disorder is taken from cognitive-behavioral techniques and is integrated into the main concepts of Eastern meditation. The therapy lets the individual get involved in a group therapy for them to know how to become mindful as well as develop distress tolerance, regulate emotions and have interpersonal effectiveness. </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR). Research shows that in any condition, eye movements are reduced as the intensity of distressing thoughts increase. This way of treating anxiety disorder seems to have a direct effect on how the patient’s brain processes the information going through it. With the help of this therapy, the patient will see the disturbing situations or materials in a less distressing manner, making him control himself more. </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). This is a short term supportive psychotherapy which resolves interpersonal issues in depression in adolescents and adults who are suffering from anxiety. The treatment normally involves </li></ul>
  4. 4. about 12-16 one-hour sessions done weekly. The first few sessions of this procedure is used in gathering information which will give the therapist a good picture on the person’s interpersonal experiences and depression. While the patient is going through the process of treating anxiety disorder , he should avoid taking any forms of caffeine and nicotine as these substances can worsen the situation. He is also advised to live a healthy lifestyle which includes getting into aerobic exercises and get as much as regular sleep as possible. Specialists might also include medications in the treatment and the patient is advised to take these regularly. Whatever treatment one decides to go into, make sure that it is under a licensed specialist to make the solution suitable and produce long-term effects.