"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another"
Are you the type of person who’s anxious about everything? Is it bothering you?
Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger, the body's automatic fight-or-flight response that is triggered when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, exam or first date. In moderation, anxiety isn't necessarily a bad thing. Anxiety increases your breathing and heart rate, concentrating blood flow to your brain, where you need it. This very physical response is preparing you to face an intense situation. If it gets too intense, however, you might start to feel lightheaded and nauseous. Occasional anxiety is fine. But anxiety disorders are different.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses that cause constant and overwhelming anxiety and fear. Excessive anxiety can make you avoid work, school, family get-togethers and other social situations that might trigger or worsen your symptoms. When anxiety interferes with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions - just as real and serious as physical disorders such as heart disease or diabetes. Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders worldwide.
Through psychotherapy, psychologists help patients learn to identify and manage the factors that contribute to their anxiety. The length of therapy will depend on the type and severity of an anxiety disorder. However, many anxiety therapies are relatively short-term. According to the American Psychological Association, many people improve significantly within 8 to 10 therapy sessions. Reach out to us if you feel you are suffering from anxiety disorder. Our online counsellors for anxiety disorders have helped people find ways to remain calm and relaxed.