What Is Social Anxiety Disorder? Do I Have It?

During her three weeks of counseling, Jennifer’s anxiety and depression from living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome had quickly decreased. She was feeling so much more optimistic, in fact, that a recent flare-up caught her completely off guard. In tears, she told her counselor, “I knew my improvement wouldn’t last. What if I end up all way the back where I started?” The ups and downs of chronic illness can try your patience and leave you feeling like a failure.

More good news: Anxiety can be helped tremendously… and even cured in some cases. There are all different types of anxiety therapy : group therapy (gives me anxiety just thinking about that one)… there is online best counsellors in vancouver where you would be counseled by a Psychologist (who will probably cost too much to even try) … you could go to a local Psychologist (again, who would charge you a lot and often it is hard to find a good one that can help you)…. And there are also anxiety courses you can take… some which are actually affordable. However, before you commit to a class, make sure they have testimonials about this type of therapy. You want to make sure that before you invest your money in some type of anxiety therapy, you will be pretty sure you will be helped.

Again, each person is different and it may not do a thing for you, so it all depends on your luck. It has worked in as fast as a few minutes. It’s also non-addictive. There are generally very few (if any) side effects.

Analyze when and where you are triggered by anxiety. You need to recollect the situations of anxiety at the end of each day on your own. Even a simple thing might have triggered anxiety in you. Note it down, by following your shadow carefully.

Also, did you know that something as simple as your posture can help you lessen anxiety? Yes, it is true. When you are slouching, your body does not breathe properly. It makes you take short breaths with contributes to anxiety. When you sit up straight… and learn how to breathe correctly (yes, there is a correct way to breathe), your anxiety will lessen.

Doesn’t it make more sense for taking drugs that really don’t care you, rather it subsides you? Trust me, cognitive behavioral therapy works and it is natural. No side effects along with this therapy.

When having a panic attack your body is defending itself against something. You can sweat, have shortness of breath, rapid heart beat, chest pain, feel unsteady, feel like you are choking, feel numb or tingly, experience chills or hot flashes, trembling, nausea, abdominal pain, feel disconnected, and fear “going crazy.” The discomfort and a sense of danger the attack brings is so intense that people with panic disorder often believe they are having a heart attack or other life threatening illness.

You don’t have to let depression and anxiety control you. Take the first step and gain control over your depression and anxiety and start living a healthy happier life.

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