Anxiety can be a disabling experience; panic attacks are an even more frightening experience of being completely out of control. We all experience worry at times but if the worry becomes persistent and overwhelming it can start to interfere with daily life experiences. Anxiety can present in many different forms
- Generalised anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive, compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Social anxiety
- Fear of dying
If you experience anxiety you find that your thoughts are frequently coming back to the same worry or concern and that you are stuck in a loop. Problems get exaggerated and magnified and there does not seem to be any solution in sight.
Anxiety and depression are often interlinked. Your anxious thoughts make you feel depressed. Your depression creates worries about it never ending.
Therapy helps you to look at the causes of anxiety and/or focus on developing tools that enable you to breaking the worry cycle.