Anxiety is a mental health condition characterized by an excessive fear and worry about the present and the future. This feeling interferes with the normal flow of daily life activities at work or in social situations.
Some types of anxiety disorders are:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Selective mutism
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, is a chronic illness that makes one concerned about many different things rather than just one particular occurrence. People with GAD experience anxiety on a daily basis and often find it difficult to recall the last time they felt calm. After one anxious thought has passed, another one related to a different subject may follow.
Psychological Symptoms –
- A sense of dread or fear
- Feeling constantly “on edge.”
- Difficulty concentrating
Physical Symptoms –
- A noticeably strong, fast, or irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
- Muscle aches and tension
- Trembling or shaking
- Excessive sweating
- Shortness of breath
Therapy, medication, and self-care strategies may all be combined to treat generalized anxiety disorder.
Finding negative thought patterns and altering them to more constructive ones can be accomplished with the help of the psychotherapist.
A doctor may also recommend drugs like antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. Exercise, mindfulness, and stress-relieving hobbies are a few self-care practices that might help you manage the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. For a customized treatment plan, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a mental health specialist.
Therapy is extremely beneficial for the treatment of GAD. Through therapy, persons with GAD investigate the roots of their anxiety and discover coping mechanisms. Therapists may use exposure therapy to help patients face their anxieties and learn coping mechanisms, or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which involves recognizing and addressing negative thought patterns. Through therapy, people can improve their general well-being by better understanding their anxiety and learning new skills and coping mechanisms to manage its symptoms.
At TBC, our Lebanese Therapists in Dubai provide therapy sessions in Arabic, French, and English to help clients overcome mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as occupational therapy, psychomotor and speech therapy.