Psychotherapeutic Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

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Anxiety Disorders refers to a state of continuous and unpleasant tension in the body and mind without a clear cause. The common symptoms of anxiety disorders include body tension, overreaction of the autonomic nervous system, unexplained worry about the future, feeling overly nervous or alert in any situation.

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The purpose of anxiety disorder treatment is not only to reduce the feelings of excessive worry or tension, but to figure out and cure the underlying factors that may induce other diseases as early as possible, such as depression, persistent insomnia, long-term headaches, decreased resistance, and inability to Chronic pain and so on. In severe cases, anxiety disorders will affect one’s work or learning ability, hinder the progress of the disease recovery, decrease the quality of life, hinder personal and social development, and also increase the risk of self-harm or suicide.

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Different subtype of anxiety disorders has different characteristics. The following are the more common symptoms of anxiety disorders, which can be used as a reference:

  1. Physical discomfort: continuous excessive tension resulting in muscle, involuntary tremor, heart palpitations, chest tightness, shortness of breath

  2. Restlessness: Continuous sense of nervousness, restlessness, and inability to stop or control one’s worries

  3. Easily agitated: easily upset or angry

  4. Difficulty in relaxing or falling asleep: excessive worries of terrible things happenings, decrease of the quality of sleep, and nightmares or easily waking up in the middle of the night

  5. Avoid social interactions: Being constantly nervous in social/public situations, very worried and even afraid of others’ evaluations

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