How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Can Help YOU Control Anxiety | Dr. Rami Nader

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions and come in many different forms. But how is anxiety treated and what can you do to overcome anxiety? This video explains how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) works to stop the negative spirals that fuel anxiety and help person feel better and more relaxed. At its core, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on the interrelationships between behaviors, thoughts and emotions. Usually when people seek help for anxiety, it is because they are extremely anxious or fearful in particular situations. However, anxiety can also have a negative impact on a person’s behavior and thinking patterns, which in turn fuel and perpetuate the anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) works by focusing on changing these anxiety-promoting behavior patterns and thought patterns to indirectly get at reducing the anxiety a person feels. By making changes in terms of behavior and thinking patterns, this can interrupt the negative spirals that fuel and maintain anxiety. In doing so, you can begin to feel less anxious and have a greater sense of control and understanding over your anxiety more generally.

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Anxiety Disorders and Their Treatments

Anxiety disorders can be difficult to live with, causing you to worry and fear about everything. If you feel overwhelmed by the symptoms, the first step to letting go is seeing a doctor. Treatment can vary, depending on the severity of your symptoms, but fortunately, there are several treatments available to help you cope with your anxiety. Read on to find out more about anxiety disorders and their treatments. Anxiety disorders can be triggered by certain life experiences or traumatic events, and sometimes, anxiety can be inherited.

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Psychotherapy and medication are two popular treatments for anxiety. Psychotherapy, sometimes known as talk therapy, works to help people change distorted thoughts and reframe their negative associations with certain situations. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help you learn to recognize and confront triggers, allowing you to cope with your anxiety. Cognitive-behavioral therapy may also involve exposure therapy, whereby you confront your fears and learn to deal with them.

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common type of anxiety, characterized by intense fear of social interactions. People with this disorder often avoid situations where they are likely to interact with strangers and are so nervous about their appearance that they suffer panic attacks. While these symptoms are not necessarily caused by a specific cause, they can make everyday life very difficult and can even lead to a breakdown. In addition to physical symptoms, people with social anxiety disorder often avoid work and social interactions altogether.

Anxiety is often caused by an underlying medical condition, such as a heart or lung condition. A physical exam may be necessary to rule out a underlying medical problem. Risk factors such as a family history of anxiety disorders and childhood sexual abuse raise a person’s risk of developing anxiety disorder. In addition to genetics and environment, certain drugs and alcohol use can make symptoms worse. A physical exam and lab tests may also be necessary to confirm a diagnosis of anxiety disorders.

While anxiety can be overwhelming and disabling, it is normal for people to experience these symptoms during stressful times. Anxiety disorder is characterized by persistent, excessive worry that interferes with day-to-day activities. The severity of anxiety disorders varies from person to person, but it is the most common type of anxiety disorder. It can be difficult to identify the underlying cause of your anxiety, which is why it is important to seek help when you experience these symptoms.

To overcome the symptoms of anxiety, you should find ways to get out of your comfort zone and engage in healthy social interactions. While alcohol and drug use may seem like a great way to deal with your symptoms, it will only worsen your condition. If you can’t find a way to socialize with others, join support groups. In addition, you can try learning to relax and exercise to improve your self-image. Physical exercise releases chemicals in your brain that trigger positive feelings.

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