Is anxiety counseling a solution for social anxiety?2 min read
If you or someone you know has an anxiety disorder, anxiety counselling in Dubai can help to provide relief from the symptoms and prevent further attacks. There are many forms of anxiety counselling; one of the most popular is CBT, or cognitive behavioural therapy. This approach addresses the person’s thoughts and beliefs about anxiety and what can cause it. Often this means confronting the person directly about their fears and anxieties.
The advantage of CBT is that it helps the sufferer to face their fears head on, and to understand that they are not alone. By discovering what makes them anxious, and why these thoughts are present, the anxiety counselling professional can then help the patient to break through their negative feelings and fears and replace them with more realistic feelings and thoughts. This cognitive approach helps patients to deal with the symptoms of their anxiety on a day-to-day basis. They are not left on a continual avoidance mode, constantly watching their symptoms and avoiding any situations that bring on their symptoms. Rather, the sufferer learns how to live with their anxiety and learn coping mechanisms for dealing with day-to-day feelings and stresses, resulting in a longer, more productive life.
Another anxiety treatment option is to explore the possibility of using medication. Antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are often used as anxiety treatments. These medications help the patient to keep their symptoms under control by aiming them at the cause of the problem, and not just the symptoms themselves. However, while they may have some effect on reducing symptoms, they are not a cure for anxiety, as the patient needs to be willing to face and deal with their anxiety on a day-to-day basis in order to achieve recovery. SSRIs also cause some side effects, such as dizziness, headaches, dry mouth, weight gain, and even sexual side effects.
Other forms of anxiety treatment include lifestyle changes and dietary adjustments. These can have an immediate impact on your wellbeing and may help you avoid depression and other underlying problems that you may have. However, if you go about this form of treatment in the wrong way, it may not have a beneficial effect on your quality of life. Lifestyle changes and dietary adjustments involve making small changes that may seem insignificant, but which have a profound impact on your quality of life.
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