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How do you define anxiety? Is it a normal emotion? If it is… then why do you need anxiety treatment? Find out why in this article!
Did you know that there are 3 million Australians who are living with anxiety or depression? And little did we know that 1 in 8 Australians aged 16 to 85 are showing signs of anxiety disorder.
How did this happen? What is the reason and why can’t sufferers subject themselves to treatment? Is it safe to say that anxiety is amongst the most common mental illnesses in Australia? These are a series of question each one of us is asking about.
You can get cured if you are suffering from anxieties! There are organizations and other health institutes who can help you fight mental illness. All you have to do is submit yourself to treatment and follow the prescribed medication and therapy!
So, what is anxiety?
As mentioned in various medical articles, anxiety is a normal and healthy emotion which is associated with nervousness and a state of worrying. However, it can become a mental disorder if a person is experiencing the emotion at a disproportionate level.
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), anxiety is characterized as the feeling of tension and worrying and is also associated with physical changes in the body such as high blood pressure and sweating.
To fully understand what anxiety is all about, let us find out its symptoms to better diagnose ourselves if we are truly experiencing such mental disorder.
These are the common symptoms of anxiety disorder:
- Behavioural: Staying away from situations that can trigger anxiety which can affect life and social interaction.
- Psychological: Obsessive thinking, fear, excessive worrying
- Physical: Panic attacks, increased heart rate and blood pressure, restlessness, annoyed state
Take note that all of these are just common symptoms which can help you diagnose yourself with anxiety. You still need to see a doctor to clarify your condition.
If you need help in recuperating from anxiety, find the Energetics Institute in Perth!
The Australian Psychological Association mentions six different types of anxiety disorders which are commonly experienced by Australians. These are Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), agoraphobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), panic disorder and specific phobia.
- Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
People with SAD are known for avoiding social interaction due to fear of judgment and criticism. SAD is also characterized by fear of being viewed negatively by others which leads to severe anxiety.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD makes people experience recurring troubled thoughts, images, impulses as well as repetitive rituals which are sometimes misunderstood due to misinformation. The truth is… people with OCD are aware of their condition but they find it hard to control or resist their compulsions.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
GAD is also known as excessive worrying even in the easiest situations. The worrying is very hard to resist and can lead to severe anxiety if left untreated.
Agoraphobia is the fear of being contained in a crowded place where it could be hard to get out or get help in case the situation requires it. People with agoraphobia do not like being left at home alone or being in crowded places.
- Panic disorder
Panic disorder is characterized by sudden surges of overwhelming fear, anxiety and other emotions which comes out of the blue and is associated with physical symptoms such as sweats, high blood pressure, increased heartbeat, etc.
- Specific phobia
These are combinations of different types of anxieties which involves fear of objects and situations such as fear of flying, fear of injections and other things.
If you feel like you are experiencing anxiety on a different level, it is best to get treatment as early as now!
If you are in Perth or nearby, Energetics Institute can help you!
Here is the catch… there is no known cause for anxiety disorder but there are triggering factors that occur and lead people to suffer with such a condition. Genes, biology, thinking style and coping strategies are amongst those triggering factors.
You shouldn’t fear that you will not get cured!
Energetics Institute has different types of therapy which can help you overcome different illnesses. For anxiety treatment, we offer the IBMP treatment or therapy to help you recuperate from your condition the easy and painless way.
What is IBMP?
IBMP or Integrative Body Mind Psychotherapy is the holistic approach to body and mind wellness which can teach you ways or tips on how you can connect your mind, body and soul to work together to restore wellness. These are important tips to help achieve a balanced emotional state and ways of coping with your condition.
The main purpose of IBMP is to slowly allow you to work together with your mind and body to achieve a healthy and balanced emotional state. It is a process that will lead you to the path of emotional awareness and will make you realize your full potential.
The IBMP is an effective treatment that has helped many clients who are suffering from anxiety and other mental illness. Enroll yourself now!
However, you must remember that the IBMP treatment or therapy is not considered as a replacement of any medical treatment. You can use it as an augment to your medical prescription for better results and faster recovery.
If you like the sound of that, call Energetics Institute for anxiety treatment in Perth!