Treatments for Anxiety
There are a variety of treatment options available for different anxiety conditions. If your symptoms are mild, your mental health specialist might recommend lifestyle changes, such as including more exercise in your routine and eating healthier. If symptoms are moderate or severe, a mix of treatments might work best. For conditions such as OCD or PTSD, different treatments might be prescribed, depending on the severity of the condition and how it is impacting the person’s ability to lead a good quality of life.
What Can You Do
Lifestyle Changes & Social Support
With anxiety, the aim is to control the anxiety so that it does not control you. Research has shown that symptoms of anxiety are alleviated when we adopt healthier habits such as exercising and improving our diet.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Mindfulness is the practice of focusing and being aware of one’s own sensations and feelings. It allows us to be in the present moment and grounds us to what is happening right now, allowing us to observe our feelings non-judgmentally.
Therapy is one of the treatment options when it comes to anxiety. It can help the person change the way they think and reduce irrational fears.
Medication can at times be prescribed to help with the symptoms of anxiety, however it is often most effective when partnered with therapy with a psychologist or psychotherapist.