How To Cope With Anxiety?

Anxiety is an unpleasurable, often unconscious affect, in which the individual experiences a feeling of danger. Anxiety is natural human response, which triggers a fight or flight response in times of physical attack. However, in our modern society, causes of anxiety include panic disorders, stress disorders, phobic disorders, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are caused by a large number of psychological, biological and social factors. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a person’s life will help determine the necessary treatment or counselling. Anxiety management therapy can help someone deal with their anxiety and panic conditions by determining the trigger and allowing them to come to terms and get a more realistic sense of the threat they are facing.

Anxiety Treatment for Young Adults & Teens

If anxiety is not treated at a younger age, it can carryover into adulthood. If a teenager feels alone or at risk and has no way to talk about the perceived threat, this can lead to anxiety problems later on.  As a teenager or young adult receiving anxiety help, they can gain perspective about the perceived danger or stress and learn how to properly cope with their anxiety.

Treatment for Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. A lot of people who experience problems relating to social anxiety go untreated despite having to deal with a variety of negative symptoms. You should seek help for social anxiety if:

  • You worry about embarrassing or humiliating yourself when interacting with others
  • Interacting with strangers brings on intense fear
  • You avoid situations where you might be the center of attention
  • You endure intense fear or anxiety while in social situations

You don’t have to cope with social anxiety on your own. PRS offers a variety of social anxiety therapists in Toronto. All our therapists have experience in dealing with anxiety issues. Treatment for social anxiety can include different psychotherapy techniques as well as medication. Contact us today to begin therapy for your anxiety.

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