ANXIETY TREATMENT

Anxiety can show up in many different ways. Some may become very restless and talkative, while others become more quite and reserved. Sometimes anxiety is experienced internally, but a person is able to “fake it” so well that no one has any idea of the struggle within the person.

 

A person experiencing anxiety can be surprised to learn how many different diagnoses have anxiety as the primary symptom.  Some common diagnoses are Agoraphobia, OCD, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and Specific Phobias.

 

Anxiety disorders typically respond very well to treatment. The specific treatment approach used will depend on the type of anxiety disorder, its severity, and personal preferences. It is important that the person gets the right diagnosis so that the best treatment interventions can be use. In general, most anxiety disorders are treated with behavioral therapy or counseling, medication, or some combination of the two. At Strongsville Family Counseling, our staff is well trained in determining the appropriate diagnosis and treatment options. Most people find that they are able to manage their anxiety and continue to function well in their personal lives.