The term "anxiety disorder" summarises various disorders whose common basis lies in an exaggerated sense of anxiety.
Every person occasionally feels anxiety. Feeling anxiety and stress and related symptoms is quite normal; usually, these sensations disappear when their causes or anxiety-causing situations are removed. In an anxiety disorder, however, the feelings of anxiety do not subside but persist, and the anxiety and the associated mental and physical symptoms are so severe that they can affect the everyday lives of those affected in different ways.
There are different types of anxiety disorders, including et al Panic disorders (characterised, among other things, by recurring panic attacks, often occur in combination with agoraphobia, i.e. the fear of the outside world), phobias (fear of certain situations, objects, activities, etc.), e.g. social phobia (feelings of fear in different areas), claustrophobia (fear of staying in confined spaces), acrophobia, vertigo, etc. and generalized anxiety disorders.
The possible causes of an anxiety disorder are varied, often it is a combination of various factors that leads to the development of an anxiety disorder (ongoing stressful events, physical illnesses, personality factors such as traumas in childhood etc.).
The therapy depends entirely on the type and severity of the anxiety disorder and the exact individual starting situation. Whether panic disorder, social phobia or generalized anxiety disorder - for each type of anxiety disorder, various treatment options are available (e.g. psychotherapy/behavior therapy, dream, respiratory and body work, systematic desensitisation, exposure methods, lifestyle- modifying measures, drug therapy, etc.) and there are also many things that you can learn and apply as a person concerned for yourself.
After a comprehensive medical history and a well-established diagnosis, we look together at what path and with which treatment approaches and measures it is best to treat the anxiety disorder and sustainably reach the point at which not the fear controls you but vice versa.
Tele-therapy, Online Therapy, Online Care
Initial discussions and ongoing therapies can also be made online via Skype, WhatsApp and other online channels. In this way, it is possible for me to also personally care for patients who live outside the region or abroad, who travel regularly or for other reasons can not come to the office.
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