Anxiety is one of the necessary emotions of a human being. But there exists a fine line between positive anxiety and negative anxiety. Positive anxiety is for achievement of our goals like performing well in examinations. But when positive anxiety increases beyond limits and makes us incapable of working towards our goals, it takes a form of negative anxiety. This negative anxiety is what creates anxiety disorders and hampers our physical, emotional and mental growth as well.
My Fit Brain aids in treatment of major types of anxiety disorders by online counseling for anxiety disorders. Experts say that anxiety is our brain’s response to challenging situations in our life. It is a natural and normal emotion. It motivates us to work harder and to stay motivated for problem solving. But over anxiety makes us irritable. It starts interfering in functioning of our body as brain starts sending stress signals to our organs. Gradually it affects our work, school and social life. So treatment of anxiety disorders is quite essential. You must contact an anxiety therapist to prevent anxiety from taking over your life and actions.
Causes of anxiety disorders
Causes of anxiety disorder vary from person to person. It is generally caused by something stressful in a person’s life. Anxiety is triggered by a single event that is stressful but anxiety disorder is caused by a series of stressful events that affect the mental health of a person. People generally respond well to therapy treatments while utilizing a medication for the same simultaneously.
Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder
Though every person suffering from this disorder shows different symptoms, there are some of the common symptoms that are as follows:
- Insomnia i.e. trouble in sleeping
- Obsessive thinking
- Repeated conversation about past traumatic events
- Frequent panic attacks
- Nervousness and constant fear
- Irrational behavior
- Activity repetition like washing hands again and again
- Numbness in feet or hands
- Excessive sweating
- Fast heartbeat
- Nausea , Dizziness
- Chest pain
Aforesaid symptoms may be due to some other medical conditions also.
Types of anxiety disorders
There are six major types of anxiety disorders and all show different symptoms. My Fit Brain Therapists provide treatment for all anxiety disorders via online counseling through Skype or Voice chat. The six anxiety disorders are discussed as under:
People suffering from panic disorder display sudden and unexpected attacks of fear accompanied by chest pain, sweating and choking. The patient feels that he/she is going to die or lose control over his/her body. They start avoiding social gatherings or places to avoid display of another panic attack. Such individuals must take immediate counseling at My Fit Brain to avoid situations of repeated panic attacks again.
Patients suffering from obsessive compulsory disorder indulge in some compulsive behavior or activity or thoughts. They feel unable to resist doing such activities. In some cases, it is normal to double check the things for your safety like turning gas stove or checking you car lock at parking or calling your dear ones at night when they are travelling .But when such activities become so excessive that they interfere in your normal routine and make you unable to lead your normal life, then, it becomes necessary to consult a therapist.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
People suffering from PTSD develop a feeling that some life threatening event is going to happen. For instance, they fear about war, death, assault, rape, natural disaster or plane crash. In normal life, such fears come under normal stress but in PTSD, they lead to a state of shock and start causing many problems at home, office and other important places.
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
It is quite normal to have a stage fright or to get conscious during an interview or debate or group discussion. But SAD gives overwhelming nervousness and makes the patient too shy to be at social gatherings. They fear being judged by others and become unable to lead a normal life as a result. Thus, SAD makes their fears unreasonable and over-excessive at time.
Specific phobia relates to fear of a specific situation or thing or animal etc. For instance, people have phobia for water, height, snakes etc. This anxiety disorder forces a person to go beyond limits to avoid situations or things that give a feeling of phobia.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is worrying about daily activities. People suffering from this disorder spend their whole day worrying about one thing or another. They anticipate danger in everything and stay over concerned about money, health, safety, work or other issues. This condition affects the health of brain gradually and leads to other problems like body pain, headache, diabetes, insomnia etc.
Treatment of anxiety disorder
My Fit Brain therapists provide following treatment for anxiety disorder
Cognitive behavior therapy identifies the thoughts of patient suffering from anxiety disorder. They aim at correcting the thought process and leading such person towards a positive attitude towards life.
- Exposure therapy
This therapy makes the patient confront his fears as per the advice of therapist. It involves active participation of a family member or friend to make such person feel safe. Through repeated exposure, the fear reduces over the time and then, with counselling, patient is made to believe that he can face such situations strongly without any help.
Hence, anxiety disorders are curable with the help of My Fit Brain team easily. If you know someone who is suffering from anxiety disorder, then, contact My Fit Brain experts’ today as mental health is necessary for physical health. Meet our anxiety therapists online to book a session for treatment of anxiety disorder through online counselling today and save someone’s life. With a proper treatment, counselling for anxiety disorder becomes effective and makes the patient get back to his normal life once again.