Anxiety

Everyone feels worried or stressed from time to time. Usually, those feelings fade when a stressful situation has passed. However, some people experience overwhelming feelings of worry, for no particular reason, that can make it difficult to cope with daily life. This is called anxiety.

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, affecting around one in every four people.

Nearly everyone has experienced anxiety. We can utilise some level of anxiety to reflect sensitivity to others, a regard for our own wellbeing and a motivating force driving us to achieve and perform to our best advantage.

There is however a marked difference between the ‘normal’ experience of anxiety and the symptoms of anxiety disorders. High levels of anxiety and associated feelings are distressing and debilitating and professional help may be needed.

Through effective anxiety counselling, Ramsay Clinic Adelaide can help you manage your anxiety.

A combination of treatments can be used, for example:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which includes:
    • Teaching a range of skills and responses that can help an individual understand and accept their difficulties
    • Teaching individuals to become more aware of unhelpful thinking patterns
    • Teaching individuals to separate themselves from anxiety, through the use of logical analysis and self-questioning strategies
  • Possibly taking medication to target the underlying changes in brain function.
  • Being active daily for general wellbeing

Ramsay Clinic Adelaide can help you control your anxiety. Contact our friendly staff today to see how we can help you



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