The lifetime prevalence rate for anxiety disorders is about 33.7% (Bandelow & Michaelis, 2015). And among the general population, anxiety disorders are the most commonly found psychiatric issue (Öst, 2008) and the number one mental disorder found among women (Chambala, 2008). When one thinks about anxiety, their mind may immediately veer towards fearing and worrying about the future, sometimes to the point of rumination. This type of anxiety--referred to as anticipatory anxiety--has the potential to make enjoying anything more difficult than it needs to be. However, anticipatory anxiety is just one of several different types of a mental disorder that is a severe and common issue for adults and children alike across the world.
For an anxiety disorder to reach a clinical level, the individual suffering from it must experience interference in their attempts to live life to its fullest. In some cases, anxiety disorders can even lead to major occupational and social impairments. Within the umbrella of anxiety disorders, there are various different sub territories:
Anxiety disorders can, indeed, be very terrifying for those who are attempting to live with them. Individuals can see major adverse emotional, physiological, and cognitive manifestations of their anxiety. And people who suffer from panic attacks often wind up in the emergency room, convinced that they are on their deathbed. While anxiety can be a debilitating disorder, there are several different therapeutic approaches that have been proven to be effective. Some of these therapeutic approaches include:
Grouport offers online group therapy. All of our incoming clients will receive a 20-minute initial consultation that is led by a trained mental health professional, and each weekly group session is an hour long. You can find more FAQs here. Group therapy can be incredibly helpful in helping people process their anxiety, reframe disturbing thoughts, and tolerate painful emotions over time.
November 30, 2021