According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “an estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders.” This makes anxiety disorders one of the most prevalent mental health concerns in the country. What is anxiety? Anxiety is a natural reaction with a very beneficial purpose: it motivates us to action so we protect ourselves and prepare appropriately for important situations or events. It is completely normal to feel anxious from time to time; when you have a test, when you make an important decision, or when you have a problem with friends or at work. However, it’s also possible for anxiety to become overwhelming and interfere with daily life. This is when anxiety moves from being a normal part of life to being a disorder.
There are several types of anxiety disorders, including:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
At Positive Approaches, LLC, individuals experiencing anxiety that interferes with daily life can find relief through talking and the development of skills to address and cope with anxiety. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a widely accepted form of treatment for anxiety disorders, as well as stress-management techniques and the use of mindfulness. At Positive Approaches, LLC, we will work together to develop a plan that best fits your unique needs to help you reach your goal related to anxiety reduction and/or management.
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