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Managing Anxiety

There are various different types of anxiety therapy. In many cases, you’ll be able to overcome your anxiety disorder without medication. That means you’ll be able to completely eliminate it without becoming dependent on any specific pharmaceuticals.

In this article:

  • What different treatments are available for anxiety disorders?
  • How can I manage my anxiety disorder myself?
  • Help for anxiety disorders

What Different Treatments Are Available for Anxiety Disorders?

Of all the different treatment methods available, the most commonly used is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

This therapy is centered around your thoughts related to particular events and situations, because these play a major role in how you behave and feel. For example, have you always been afraid of fainting in a crowded subway car? Since the subway makes you feel anxious, you may end up trying to avoid it. 

CBT can help you change the way you think about that. Maybe there’s another way to interpret what you’re thinking and feeling? You’ll learn to behave differently in the situations that are triggering your anxiety. This will teach you that you don’t have to avoid these situations, which in turn will make you feel less anxious. It’s a widely used way of treating anxiety disorders.

In addition to CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a commonly used treatment. This theory assumes that you will inevitably encounter obstacles in your life. The treatment offers you tools to better manage unpleasant thoughts, difficult emotions and uncomfortable sensations in your body.

“During treatment we will figure out together how you can motivate yourself in a positive way to do things again.“

Sam Saxton, Psycholoog

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How Can I Manage My Anxiety Disorder Myself?

It’s important to make sure you’re getting enough exercise, going outside regularly and eating healthily. This will help you to sleep better, which means you’ll experience less stress and anxiety.

Additionally, it also helps to talk to people on a regular basis about things including the anxieties you’re experiencing. For example, you could talk to friends, family and, of course, a romantic partner. This isn’t official anxiety therapy, but you’re laying a good foundation for further treatment.

Help for Anxiety Disorders

Do you have persistent anxiety symptoms? Then it might be a good idea to speak to your physician or a psychologist. A psychologist can help you to manage your anxiety disorder. At iPractice, we treat using blended care. This is a combination of online and offline therapy. You’ll have face-to-face conversations with a consulting psychologist and you’ll also have access to an online psychologist in between. This means that you can ask questions and share your thoughts whenever you like.  

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