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I suffer from anxiety, what do I do?

Updated: Apr 19, 2023


Anxiety is a state in which for no reason the minds of those who suffer from it gives them a feeling of very intense fear that causes tachycardia, sweating, some of my patients have experienced pain in the left arm that is identified as a symptom of a heart attack or they simply isolate themselves from the world because of fears that are not rational.


Types of anxiety

  • Generalized: The people with this condition suffer excessively about common problems such as money, work, health and family. This can lead them to have insomnia to not being able to concentrate.

  • Panic: This disorder manifests itself with sudden and intense attacks of fear either in real or imaginary situations.

  • Phobias: People who suffer from this type of anxiety also have an intense fear of things that may not represent a real danger, such as insects, flying by plane, being in closed places (claustrophobia), spiders (arachnophobia), of flying (aerophobia), of open spaces (Agoraphobia) or of being in social events (known as social anxiety), of dentists (Dentophobia), etc.


What produces anxiety?

There are various factors, the most common being traumatic events in early childhood or adulthood, although it is also said that it can occur due to a family history of anxiety or other mental disorders.


What to do in the face of an anxiety attack?

If you are with someone who is having an anxiety attack:

  1. Stay calm and and close to the person.

  2. If possible, take them to a quiet place.

  3. Ask the person what they need, but don't be too pushy.

  4. Move slowly.

  5. Breathe along with her and then invite her to slow her breathing down.

  6. Say encouraging phrases like:

    1. "You can do this, I know you're going to get over it very soon."

    2. "Breathe along with me."

    3. "You are doing it very well".

    4. "I know you're scared, but I'm here to take care of you."

Now if you are having an anxiety attack:

  1. If you are not alone, let the person with you know what is happening to you.

  2. Find a quiet place and sit down.

  3. Try to think of something that will distract your mind.

  4. Try to control your breathing.

Can anxiety be cured?

In the vast majority of cases, of course! Treatments may include:


Psychotherapy

It consists in work to reduce anxiety symptoms and it can be eventually an effective treatment for anxiety.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This is a short-term treatment and focuses on teaching you specific techniques to improve your symptoms and gradually return to activities that you avoided as a result of anxiety.


Medicines

They help to relieve symptoms depending on the type of anxiety disorder the patient has.


Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)

In this treatment we focus on finding the cause that led the patient to have anxiety attacks first at a conscious level and later in hypnosis.


After this, we help the patient to reprogram the mind from the subconscious and finally define the steps to follow in order to achieve permanent results.


Take the first step, make an appointment and dare to change your life!



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