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Anxiety therapy types

No need to panic

Though in many cases the unpleasant condition in question tends to go away after a short while,  there are also those cases in which anxiety tends to enhance in severity and begin to seriously affect all spheres life, even those most basic and regular activities a person in question performs in the course of his/her day. Fortunately, even when this proves to be the case, one should not despair, since there exist treatment methods that have proven to be quite effective and non-intrusive as well.

One of such methods is considered to be the cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach. The therapy itself  encompasses various kinds of anxiety psychotherapy, which is rooted in the notion that it is our thoughts, more than factors coming from the outside, that are the prime inducers of anxiety as such. The results arrived at so far make it the first choice of many, given the fact that overall results are visible after a much shorter time period than is the case with other therapeutic approaches. Another upside of this approach is also the fact that it is limited in terms of period it takes to be completed, unlike psychotherapy that can go on almost endlessly. The main functioning principle is rooted in an attempt to discover the exact behavioral and belief problems and complications, which are held responsible for the occurrence of anxiety, and many different mood related disorders. Once employed in the treatment of anxiety, this therapeutic approach aims at alleviating frequent panic attacks by way of dealing with the specific culprits of the attacks themselves. Some of the frequently employed anti-anxiety-attack methods are various breathing techniques, or meditation and also rational statements about the culprits responsible for the attacks.

Medicinal aid

Another way of treating those attacks more serious in nature is by the employment of prescribed medications. In order for a therapy to be effective as much as possible, all the medications have been divided into a couple of groups:

  • Antidepressants – given the fact that anxiety related disorders are quite often in direct relation with clinical depression, this type of medications is occasionally prescribed to the person in question
  • Beta blockers – are known to be employed most frequently in the treatment of heart and blood pressure related complications, but are in certain cases also found effective in the treatment of physical manifestations that quite often accompany panic attacks – rapid beating of the heart, trembling and sweating.
  • Specialist anti-anxiety medications – refer to the group of medication specifically designed to address the needs of an anxiety related therapy. Considered to be effective is such as BuSpar for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. 

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