ANXIETY, FEAR & WORRY

  • ¬†Excessive worry and fear in completing everyday activities
  • A sense that events are uncontrollable and unpredictable
  • Uncomfortable physical feelings such as heart palpitations, sweating, rushed breathing, tension and pain
  • A Physiological response that facilitates escape or self-defense
  • Negative thoughts about situation and events that cause you fear, worry and nervousness

Types of Anxiety
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Specific phobia-fear of specific place, person, object
  • Generalized anxiety disorder-severe and uncontrollable fear
  • Social anxiety disorder-out of proportion fear of social settings
  • Panic disorder- often experienced as unexpected”panic attacks”
  • Agoraphobia- avoidance of specific situation attributed to anxiety
  • Substance/medication-induced anxiety disorder
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be very effective at managing anxiety, it involves;
  1. Behavioral Exposure: gradually and repeatedly facing situations that one fears, until they no longer bring about fear.
  2. Cognitive Restructuring/Thought Record: Track and respond to thoughts in an organized way using various tools and worksheets.
  3. Psychoeducation: begin to understand relationship between thoughts emotions and behaviours.
  4. Relaxation Techniques: certain set of procedures taught to illicit physical and mental calmness (mindfulness meditation).

 

 

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