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The Lowdown On Anxiety Treatment

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Panic, nervousness and anxiety can arise from conditions such as GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), social anxiety disorder, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). Because long term anxiety issues have several causes, there’s various kinds of anxiety treatment methods. Based on the condition diagnosed, some might work better than others. The majority of drugs for anxiety are used in conjunction with other treatments. People who suffer from severe anxiety are recommended to receive therapy as well. This will help them to counteract symptoms like rapid heart rate, panic attacks, insomnia and shallow/fast breathing, etc.

Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy is the best and most commonly used treatment for separation anxiety. This shows patients how to identify anxious emotions, and devise a strategy to deal with them. Children are taught how their physical sensations are linked to their anxious feelings. Psychotherapists use modeling, play therapy, role playing and relaxation therapy to demonstrate proven strategies for dealing with separation anxiety.

Family doctors are a helpful resource for finding anxiety treatment centers, and the same can be said of anxiety therapists. Doctors speak to other medical professionals in the field on a regular basis, and can normally direct patients to the leading specialists and best centers for treatment. Relatives and friends can be a good source of referrals too, particularly if they have been treated for anxiety successfully.

Frequently, family therapy is used to treat separation anxiety. Group sessions that include children and parents help everyone to learn what’s best for the child in question. Children are often more comfortable in an environment where they have their loved ones around them. These sessions address the root causes of the child’s anxious feelings. They make everyone involved feel like they are part of a team as well, which is a major benefit.

Trazodone is regarded as an effective anxiety treatment, frequently resulting in notable improvements to anxiety symptoms in less a month. Many people who suffer from conditions like panic attacks or OCD, have used trazodone successfully to address these problems. Lots of experts think that anxiety symptoms often arise in people who are depressed, and that bouts of depression tend to go hand in hand with feelings of anxiety. Trazodone is classed as a SARI (serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor) and antidepressant. It works in a similar manner to SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), a type of antidepressant medication occasionally used for anxiety treatment.

Over time, as patients use their anti anxiety medication, doctors might come to the conclusion that the underlying disorder affecting them is not related to anxiety. People who have undetected bipolar disorders often become more restless and anxious, or experience hypomanic or manic states, after taking SSRIs. Patients who experience insomnia, suicidal tendencies and racing thoughts after consuming an SSRI, should visit their doctor or psychiatrist straightaway, to check that they do not have a bipolar disorder. These types of disorders are treated much differently, and they need different sets of drugs than those used to treat anxiety.

Paul Petersen

The author Paul Petersen