Children with Anxiety Disorders suffer from a mental health condition characterized by an excessive fear and worry about the present and the future. This sometimes-paralyzing feeling interferes with the normal flow of daily life activities at school, work or in social situations.
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Separation anxiety
- Selective mutism (unable to speak in certain social situations)
- The presence of excessive anxiety and worry about a variety of everyday life activities, even when there is nothing wrong or in a manner that is disproportionate to the actual risk.
- The worry is uncontrollable.
- The anxiety and worry are associated with at least three of the following physical or cognitive symptoms:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle tension
- Sleep disturbance
A panic attack is a short period of intense fear or intense discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes, and during which an individual experiences several of the following symptoms: palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, feeling of choking, chest pain, nausea, dizzy, chills or hot flashes, depersonalization (being detached from oneself), fear of losing control or going crazy, fear of dying.
Some helpful tips to deal with Panic Attacks:
- Learning the right breathing techniques in therapyhelps you reduce the symptoms of Panic Attacks.
- Reducing alcohol and stimulating substance consumption decrease the symptoms of panic attacks.
Panic disorder, if not treated, can lead to agoraphobia which is the fear of being in places that would be difficult or embarrassing to get out of.
When the worry becomes excessive, intrusive and persistent you will not be able to enjoy your time, to concentrate or focus on your work and you will take distance from other.
Seeking therapy will help you identify what triggers your anxiety so you take control on it.
Social Anxiety is the marked fear about one or more social situations in which the individual is exposed to an evaluation or a performance situation. It is essentially a deep fear of being negatively evaluated or humiliated. Social situations are avoided with intense fear.
How to reduce social anxiety?
Socially anxious people tend to avoid or escape social contact whenever possible. This understandable way of coping can actually be one of the main reasons that people find it hard to overcome the fear of social situations.
Confronting your fears gradually in therapy will decrease the worry and fear of the situation.
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.