Effective Tools for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety can affect every facet of our lives making our world feel smaller and smaller. Many of our clients who otherwise perform at extremely high levels are held back by lingering anxiety that pervades their minds.

We give clients the tools to reduce their anxiety helping them reduce indecision and navigate their day better. Generalized anxiety can also come with physical symptoms that become an additional obstacle. Intestinal distress, headaches, muscle tension and chest discomfort are just some of the physical symptoms of anxiety that we help our clients regulate and reduce.

Read on to see the characteristics of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and learn about our treatment and please contact us if you have any more questions.

Characteristics

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (often called GAD) is characterized by excessive worry and anxiety that is difficult to control. Most individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder have at least three of the symptoms below on most days (lasting for at least six months):

  • Feeling restless or “on edge”
  • Getting easily fatigued
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Difficulty sleeping

Effective Solutions

General Anxiety Disorder is treated by teaching individuals effective cognitive tools and relaxation techniques that help them better manage their anxiety.

  • Clients are taught how to cope with stress and worry through mindfulness, muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, and Biofeedback.
  • Cognitive therapy techniques are used to help clients examine how thoughts and feelings impact each other. Clients learn how to decrease their anxiety by creating cognitive challenges to counter the most frequent worries.

Contact Behavior Therapy of New York to learn more about managing symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.