The term “anxiety” can be used to describe a response to events, situations, or activities that leaves one feeling worried, threatened, fearful, or apprehensive. The symptoms of anxiety include:
- Restlessness or feeling keyed-up or on edge
- Being easily fatigued
- Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
- Muscle tension
- Sleep disturbance
While there are different types of anxiety the most common type is referred to as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This diagnosis is made when the anxiety and worry has been present for more than six months, the person finds it difficult to control the worry, and the anxiety or related symptoms causes significant distress or impairment in daily living.
Treatment for anxiety can take many forms depending on the person’s history and the original cause of the anxiety. Our mental health provider, Gerald E. Snook MA, LLP uses a combination of approaches, including Thought Field Therapy (or Emotional Freedom Technique), Cognitive therapy, HRV Biofeedback using the emWave Personal Stress Reliever, and therapy based on Dual Brain Psychology. The focus of treatment is to assist the person in altering the emotional-based perception that creates the anxiety, changing it to a more logical, less personal, less threatening perception of the problem.