ANXIETY

Anxiety Disorders: The Role of Psychotherapy in Effective Treatment

Everyone feels anxious and under stress from time to time. Situations such as meeting tight deadlines, important social obligations or driving in heavy traffic, often bring about anxious feelings. Such mild anxiety may help make you alert and focused on facing threatening or challenging circumstances. On the other hand, anxiety disorders cause severe distress over a period of time and disrupt the lives of individuals suffering from them. The frequency and intensity of anxiety involved in these disorders is often debilitating. But fortunately, with proper and effective treatment, people suffering from anxiety disorders can lead normal lives.

 

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Health Anxiety: A Common Treatable Problem

What is heath anxiety?

Health anxiety is characterized by excessive worry or fear about disease, despite the fact that you have had medical tests and checkups that have ruled out physical disease. Some health-anxious people are mainly worried about having a dreaded disease such as cancer while other health-anxious people are primarily worried that they could catch a serious disease by coming into contact with sick people, hospitals or other sources of germs.

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