Mind focused therapy can be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders, it aims to seek out the root cause of the anxiety and change an individual’s perception of a past event or release emotion from it.
Anxiety can be experienced at different levels, and although most people experience a relatively mild form of anxiety when facing particularly stressful and is usually diagnosed when an individual spends at least six months worrying excessively about normal everyday problems. Just getting through the day can be extremely stressful.
Another type of anxiety disorder is panic disorder which is characterised by terror, which appears suddenly without warning. Panic attacks are a common symptom of panic disorder, but not everyone who has a panic attack will develop a panic disorder. Panic disorder is much more common than is generally recognised and affects a large proportion of the population.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder is defined by extreme anxiety and discomfort in social situations. According to research, social anxiety (also known as social phobia) is the third most common psychiatric disorder after depression and alcoholism. Fear of being around other people, having to interact with them and being judged negatively are the common signs of social anxiety. Agoraphobia (the fear of open spaces, crowds, public places and/or travelling alone) is another severe form of anxiety.
As there are different types of anxiety, there are a number of different symptoms, however the most common include:
situations (such as a speech or presentation), anxiety disorders are severe and can disrupt the day-to-day life of an individual. Anxiety can be brought on by a fear of something that happened, or what we think happened and dread happening again.
When individuals suffer from an anxiety disorder, it may lead to avoidance of certain situations because they fear their anxiety may be triggered. This can, in turn, lead to relationship and/or career problems such as not being able to achieve potential job opportunities or promotions and being unable to develop personal relationships.