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Different events/situations in life can lead to a person feeling stressed or anxious. For example, relationships at home, work, or at school, or even everyday tasks can create anxiety in some people. Anxiety occurs for different people at different levels and in relation to different situations.  For most people anxiety fades away when stressful situations are over. But for some people, anxiety takes a while to end, and it’s on a level that is “more” than what would generally be expected.

Anxiety can be commonly described as feelings of nervousness, negative thinking, fear, and apprehension. For people with anxiety, they experience a constant battle that can have an impact on their lives in different ways. A combination of personality and environment is currently what is understood as explaining why some people experience severe levels of anxiety and others experience little to no anxiety.  Therefore, it is important to note that it is possible to reduce and/or overcome anxiety.

A number of  factors can lead to anxiety disorders, so understanding where it can come from and what triggers it is essential information in forming the plan for treatment.

The Basics Of Anxiety

We all experience anxiety in different ways, and these symptoms are not as obvious as we think. Some signs of anxiety include:

  • Extended periods of feeling worried
  • Racing heart and difficulties with breathing
  • Obsessive thinking and behavior
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Sweating, dizziness, and shivering

Aside from these symptoms, anxiety also has different manifestations which illustrate the distinct profiles of the types of anxiety disorder.

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder describes a constant, excessive feeling of uncontrollable anxiousness for long periods of time.
  • Panic Disorder is a constant occurrence of intense and unexpected panic attacks.
  • Social Phobia is the regular fear of humiliation or rejection in public, which leads to avoidance of social situations.
  • Specific Phobias describe an irrational fear in response to some situations, activities, or objects.

In fact, anxiety can also be associated with other conditions such as:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or stress and fear that is developed after a traumatic experience.
  • Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders are repetitive behaviors or actions that originated from unwanted thoughts and impulses.

Treating anxiety, can come in the form of numerous strategies and methodologies based on the type of anxiety

How We Can Help

Our specialised psychologists here at Life Resolutions in Footscray can formulate a personal treatment plan that can help you cope and manage your anxiety disorder.

Our psychologists can help you with:

  • Understanding the condition of anxiety, its symptoms, and signs
  • Identifying negative and unhelpful thinking
  • Recognising triggers and manage exposure to them
  • Relaxation techniques and activities

Life can sometimes get hard, especially if you have to face certain situations that you don’t find yourself equipped to handle. However, this doesn’t mean it’s impossible for you to cope and manage these situations.

Taking that first step towards managing your situation can be difficult, but our team here at Life Resolutions in Footscray can make it a fruitful journey. Our team of psychologists are experienced with a wide variety of treatment methods, which help us make sure our therapy sessions are tailored to your needs. We can help you develop a wide array of strategies and techniques you can use not only for short-term benefits but for long-term growth as well. Call us today to book your appointment.

Where is Our Anxiety Service Located?

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To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256