Treatments and Advice to Help with Anxiety
Anxiety is a Mental Health Problem which is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear. At some point in your life, you may feel anxious.This feeling may arise due to feeling pressure about a situation e.g. school exams, new job interview or starting a new activity or hobby.
During times like these, feeling anxious is perfectly normal! However, if the feeling becomes a regular occurrence and feels as though its interfering with normal daily activities, this may be a more severe matter.
Anxiety is the main symptom of Panic Disorders, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Claustrophobia.
Anxiety and it’s causes
Who is Affected?
Anxiety is as common among older adults as among the young. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most common anxiety disorder among older Adults.
Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
Common Anxiety signs and symptoms include;
How we help
We can help you to take ownership of your own mental health and encourage positive changes for the future.
Highlighting Your Needs
We help you to identify, priorities and fulfil your personal needs.
We have a number of highly qualified professionals ready to answer your questions and point you in the right direction if you require treatment.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
There are 5 types of main types of Anxiety Disorders including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Anxiety Disorder.
GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
GAD is a severe diagnosis of Anxiety; this is when someone worries to an extreme length about a variety of things. This seems to last at least 6 months are longer. GAD is different from worrying normally or feeling anxious about a situation. People with this condition often just worry but are unable to identify or say what they are worrying about.
OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has two main parts: obsessions and compulsions.
Obsessions are thoughts images or urges can appear in your mind repeatedly, making you feel anxious. They interrupt your thoughts against your control. Compulsions are repetitive activities you do to reduce the anxiety which are caused by the Obsession. For example, repeatedly checking if I door is lockdown and checking your own body.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a Mental Health problem which occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. The condition was first recognised in soldiers who may have served time in the war. However other traumatic experiences may cause PTSD.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as Social Phobia, is when someone worries about a social situation. However, if you have Social Anxiety, you will have an intense fear or dread of social situations. This may happen before, during or after a certain type of event e.g. audience, interview.
Treatment Options Available for Anxiety
There are a range of treatment options available for different types of therapies.
When to Get Help?
If Anxiety is distracting your from your day to day like where you’re in distress and finding it hard to focus, referring to a GP would be the best option.
Depending on the severity of the Mental Health Illness, further treatment is recommended for patients.