Anxiety. A lot of people deal with this on a daily basis. For some, the situation becomes unbearable. In that case, support in the form of treatment is often required. But how does that work? And what are Anxiety Disorder Symptoms?
In this article by Hacienda Paradiso, we explain this.
How do you recognise anxiety or panic disorders?
Living with fear
Everyone has fears or anxiety about something. Fear is part of life. It also has a protective and useful function. For example, fear warns of danger and focuses you on certain situations. However, sometimes anxiety symptoms can persist for a long time and have a negative influence on your daily life. It can be a matter of such great fear, often accompanied by avoidance behaviour, that normal functioning in society becomes difficult. This is called an anxiety disorder or phobia. Anxiety disorders are among the three most common psychological complaints.
Recognising an anxiety disorder
Every year, one in eight people suffers from an anxiety disorder. Depending on the type of phobia, there can be different types of symptoms. Some symptoms can also be part of the anxiety disorder. The most common symptoms are listed below.
- Feeling of paralysis
- Compulsive thoughts or actions
- Avoidance behaviour
How do we treat your anxiety symptoms?
There are different treatment methods to address your anxiety symptoms. Cognitive behavioural therapy is the main method for overcoming anxiety and breaking through avoidance behaviour. Additional interventions include body-oriented treatments, expressive therapies and lifestyle changes. There are often underlying problems that influence anxiety disorder. U-center addresses all factors through individual sessions, group therapy, partner relationship and system therapy. The treatment takes place in a fixed team with several therapists, tailored to your specific situation.
Integral approach to anxiety & phobias
Often, an anxiety disorder does not come on its own, but there are also other psychological conditions and underlying causes that perpetuate your symptoms. We, therefore, work from an integral approach, in which we include everything that affects your life. Think of other disorders such as addiction and depression. But also your personality, relationships, family situation, work and health. Factors that can all influence your anxiety disorder. Together with the treatment team, you learn to change your behavioural patterns and examine what other factors influence your anxiety. All to achieve lasting change.
Recovering from or coping with an anxiety disorder
The treatment of an anxiety disorder focuses primarily on dealing with the anxiety symptoms and breaking through the avoidance behaviour. During treatment, we also delve deeper into the underlying causes of your anxiety disorder. As with depression, we know that anxiety symptoms can return. This can happen under the influence of stress. It is therefore important to learn to recognise the signs in time. With the help of a personal development plan, you will learn to deal better and better with a possible vulnerability to anxiety symptoms.