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Types of anxiety disorders I typically treat:
While experiencing a certain amount of anxiety is a universal experience and part of the human condition. But, when the worry becomes persistent, excessive, and uncontrollable, it can make it difficult for you to get through your day. Anxiety disorders are extremely common and highly treatable. Generalized anxiety disorder affects 6.8 million adults.
You may feel excessive anxiety or worry most days along with restlessness, feeling on edge or easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating, muscle tension or problems sleeping.
When a person experiences prolonged anxiety, the body releases stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones are helpful and serve a purpose, such as when you are in a physically dangerous situation, and are responsible for the fight-or-flight response.
However, long-term exposure to these hormones can compromise your immune system. This makes you more susceptible to infections, such as colds, the flu, and other viral and bacterial diseases.
Social Anxiety/Social Phobia
Social anxiety is characterized by having significant anxiety, worry, or fear of being watched and judged by others or being embarrassed, humiliated, or rejected by others in social situations. Social anxiety affects 15 million adults, or 6.8% of the U.S. population.
The anxiety or worry can affect work, school, your other day-to-day activities, and make it hard to make and keep friends. People who experience social anxiety tend to avoid social situations to keep from feeling the discomfort they experience.
This can impact your daily living in performance situation like participating in meetings at work or classes (e.g. asking or answering questions), writing in front of others (e.g. signing a check or filling out a form), or entering a room where everyone is already seated.
Social anxiety can also impact your daily living in interpersonal interactions such as meeting new people or talking to co-workers or friends. It can also keep people from being assertive with others, expressing their opinions to others, or talking on the phone.
The approaches I use with anxiety disorders:
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
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