Anxiety Treatment in Sydney
Anxiety is a widely suffered condition in Sydney and the rest of the world. Because the term anxiety is associated with a range of conditions, it can often be difficult to diagnose – or it may be symptomatic of another underlying condition. Anxiety is described as an intense feeling of worry, fear or uneasiness. Feeling anxiety from time to time, or in reaction to extreme stress, is very normal for most people. However, for some people anxiety and anxiety related conditions, can become a prominent feeling which can lead to ongoing psychological and/or physical health problems.
Before you seek anxiety treatment in Sydney, it might be helpful to try to narrow down some of your symptoms, and consider what might be causing the anxiety. Talking to a trusted friend, partner or family member can be a good first step if you think you need treatment for anxiety. Often talking mental health issues through with loved ones can help bring some clarity to how you are feeling, or how others are perceiving your behaviour. Consider whether your anxiety might be largely psychological and causing mostly psychological symptoms, or whether it’s more likely to have a physical cause such as an imbalance of hormones.
1. Contact Your GP
Once you have narrowed down the nature of your anxiety, and what you think might be causing it, you should contact your GP or doctor for an initial assessment. Your doctor should be able to run a range of tests that could identify, or rule out, possible causes of anxiety such as a hormone imbalance. Your doctor will then either offer you treatment or medication, or if it is more appropriate refer you on to another service.
2. Specialist Clinics for Anxiety Disorders
Do you want anxiety treatment? Expert Clinical Psychologist at Potentialz Unlimited can help individuals with anxiety disorder in dealing and managing their psychological symptoms. Our clinic specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of anxiety disorders by using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
3. Visit a Clinical Psychologist / Psychologist / Counsellor
For anxiety and anxiety conditions, which are largely linked to psychological causes and symptoms, a good first step could be to visit a Clinical Psychologist / Psychologist / Counsellor who specialises in anxiety. Often when anxiety occurs from a psychological rather than psychical source, medication will only treat some of the symptoms. A Clinical Psychologist / Psychologist / Counsellor can help you to identify the causes of anxiety and to work through them in order to bring longer term relief from the condition. Organisations like Australia Counselling can link people with anxiety to clinical psychologists such as Dr Gurprit Ganda MAPS – principal at Potentialz Unlimited in Sydney.
4. Alternative Therapies
There are also a range of alternative services in Sydney that offer a various treatments for anxiety and stress. These range from nutritional advice to massage or acupuncture. Organisations like Sydney Acupuncture & massage CBD can privately treat people with anxiety. In general, alternative therapies are used to treat and manage physical causes of anxiety and should be used in combination with psychological therapy if deemed necessary.
What are the best Treatment for Anxiety Disorder?
There are several possible treatments for anxiety, including therapy, medication, alternative therapies or a combination of these treatments.
- Therapies – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy
- Medication Techniques
- Alternative Therapies Method
Common Signs and symptoms of Anxiety Disorders
- Excessive fear and worry
- Muscle tension
- Stomach upset
Common Anxiety Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder(GAD)
- Panic Disorder (Anxiety Attacks)
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD)
- Bipolar Disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD)
Do you feel you have anxiety symptoms and want to overcome Chronic Anxiety Disorder? Consulting with our expert clinical psychologist can help you find effective treatment for Anxiety disorder, Depression and Stress management.