Ludmil Manov, M.D. : Child, Adult, and Adolescent Psychiatrist

anxiety

Anxiety

 

Anxiety is characterized by an excessive state of uneasiness or apprehension, typically accompanied by compulsive behavior and panic attacks. Anxiety-related conditions include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, General Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Panic Disorder. The appearance of anxiety in daily life can be minimized, and sometimes eliminated, through the dedicated work of the patient. 

To read more about the symptoms of anxiety, read here

Treatments

CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)

The aim of CBT is to help you think more positively about life and free yourself from unhelpful patterns of behaviour. In CBT, goals are set and tasks may be carried out between sessions. A course typically involves around 6 to 15 sessions, which last about an hour each. Generally, CBT deals with current situations more than events in your past or childhood.


Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is an existential/experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and that focuses upon the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist–client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation.


Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a brief, attachment-focused psychotherapy that centers on resolving interpersonal problems and symptomatic recovery. It is an empirically supported treatment (EST) that follows a highly structured and time-limited approach and is intended to be completed within 12–16 weeks.


Medication

Anxiety can be treated with a range of medications, depending on your specific condition and needs.