Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time. This can happen when speaking in public, for instance, or when going through financial difficulty. Although we usually find it unpleasant, anxiety is a part of our normal biological reaction to feeling threatened. However, for some people, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives.
At Priory, we understand that anxiety can cause intense personal distress, negatively affect relationships and prevent people from achieving their full potential at work and in social situations. Furthermore, dealing with anxiety can be both physically and mentally exhausting. Our expert team of professionals are here to help you to overcome this condition via tailored treatment programmes for anxiety.
What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety?
You may be suffering from anxiety if you are experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms:
- Finding it difficult to breathe
- Tightness of the chest
- Shaking and palpitations
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Feeling sick and loose bowels
- Urinating frequently
- Muscle tension and tiredness
- Hot or cold flushes
- Other non-specific physical symptoms
In addition, anxiety can have many different forms such as:
- Panic attacks
- Social anxiety
Treatment for anxiety
If anxiety is affecting your ability to live your life the way that you would like to, it may be worth thinking about ways to help yourself, and to explore what kind of treatments are available.
Effective anxiety treatment can alleviate most, if not all, of the distress and disability associated with anxiety. The skills learned in therapy can help later in life when other stressful situations are met.
We provide a range of treatments at Priory, and recommend the following for anxiety:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Exposure –reintroducing a person to something that they are afraid of, in carefully graded stages
- Medication can also be offered based on the individual’s circumstances
Priory offers a Free Telephone Consultation, for further information call today on: (+971) 4 245 3800 or submit an enquiry form in confidence. We will provide you with details on all our treatments and offer help on how to manage your mental health at a time that suits you.