One of the hardest parts of living with an anxiety disorder is feeling like you have to hide it because no one seems to understand when you try to talk to them about it.
In this video, Dr. Julia Swafford, a real-life mental health professional, teaches 3 techniques for talking about your anxiety disorder.
Not all anxiety disorders are the same and the treatments can look completely different. For instance, Treating Panic disorder will look much different than treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). And treating Obsessive-compulsive disorder(ocd) will not be the same as treating social anxiety disorder or a generalized anxiety disorder. Each disorder is very different and has its own approach and treatment.
Anxiety and stress are normal necessary parts of everyone’s life and are universally felt, so use that as a starting point to explain the difference between anxiety and an anxiety disorder.
One misconception is that treatment requires medication and this simply isn’t true. Anxiety treatment without medication is possible using tools like cognitive behavioral therapy or TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation).
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, reach out to someone that loves you and let them know what is going on. And if you are in the Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, Washington area reach out to us.
We are here to help you win your fight against mental illness and get your life back. We know it can feel like you are alone in this, but you are not. We are a mental health treatment clinic in Vancouver, WA and we can help you win your fight against mental illness.
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