Anxiety Brisbane Northside

Brisbane residents have been seeking intervention to address feelings of anxiety, a mental condition that can plague both the young and the old. Anxiety is a term is used to describe feelings of nervousness, fear, or worry and occurs during stressful circumstances. It can also be aggravated by negative thoughts and learned helplessness. These emotional manifestations can influence the physical condition of the body. An anxious person can experience nausea, muscle tension, rapid heart rate, and dizziness. These symptoms are natural responses of the body to stress. However, if these indicators derail an individual’s day-to-day living, it may be a basis for anxiety disorder.

Operationalising Anxiety

Anxiety can be analysed in a spectrum of “feeling worried” to “severe panic”. However, experiencing high levels of anxiety can be converted to a disorder, especially if it has been persistent over a period of time.
There are a wide range of anxiety disorders that an individual can experience such as:

  • Panic Disorder. Panic attacks that are recurrent with physical symptoms, devastating thoughts, and detachment from reality.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder. Avoidance of social events due to the fear of being harshly judged.
    Agoraphobia. Anxiety brought about by a wide range of situations outside of one’s home such as taking public transportation or being in open spaces with large crowds.
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Persistent worrying on different aspects of life such as health, relationships, school or work. Having GAD can interfere in the daily functioning of an individual and in relationships.
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder. Distress experienced by anticipating separation from the primary attachment figure. Physical and emotional manifestations are usually experienced by the individual for at least 6 months.
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). An anxiety disorder characterized by an obsession with repetitive behaviors or rituals. A person with OCD feels compelled to satisfy these behaviors and rituals and is unable to manage the compulsion.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD). This is a form of anxiety related to a traumatic event or a series of events that can interfere in an individual’s daily functioning.Causes of Anxiety

The causes of anxiety cannot be pinpointed in a singular cause. It can be brought about by a wide range of factors such as having a family history, being afflicted with physical illnesses, traumatic events, psychological factors, and social factors. The longer the issue is not addressed or acknowledged, the greater the possibility of acquiring anxiety.

Treating Anxiety

Anxiety can be managed by a psychologist through counselling sessions, depending on the extent of an individual’s emotional hurt and the kind of anxiety experienced. Recommended services to enable recovery and prevent relapse include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema Therapy.

Additionally, it is important that an individual experiencing anxiety can talk to someone he or she trusts.
In case you need professional help with your anxiety or knows someone who might need one, you may schedule an appointment with Mark Korduba at 3857 3777 or book an appointment online.

Mark works out of offices in Stafford

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