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Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. What differentiates normal levels of anxiety from clinical anxiety is the excessiveness of nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry. Common symptoms include: Restlessness, and a feeling of being “on-edge” Feeling tired Uncontrollable feelings of worry Increased irritability Concentration difficulties Sleep difficulties
Do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are? At some point, many adults experience short-term (acute) insomnia, which lasts for days or weeks. It's usually the result of stress or a traumatic event. On the other hand, some adults have long-term (chronic) insomnia that can last months or even years. Common symptoms include: Difficulty falling asleep at night Waking up during the night Waking up too early
A panic attack is different from anxiety. Panic attack often comes on suddenly and involve intense and often overwhelming and frightening physical symptoms. Many people describe it as a feeling of “going crazy” or losing control. Sometimes those experiencing a panic attack go to the hospital thinking they are having heart attack. Common symptoms include: Chest pain or tightness in chest Racing heartbeat Shortness of breath Dizziness or lightheadedness Numbness or tingling
This evidenced-based treatment approach is designed to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behaviors which may be causing you difficulties. This can change the way you feel about situations, and enable you to change your behavior in future.
This evidenced-based treatment approach is a present and future-oriented, goal-directed approach to solving problems. The focus on therapy is directing attention from problems to solutions in a systematic manner.
This evidenced-based treatment approach consists of four major skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. It is helpful when one is struggling with tolerating distress, regulating emotions, and communicating effectively with others.