If you suffer from anxiety, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from anxiety and go on to lead a healthy and happy life.
However, it’s important to note that if you struggle with more than one anxiety issue it may be a bit more complicated to treat. You’ll have to be patient and work closely with your doctor to ensure that you’re being properly treated.
Especially if you suffer from an addiction to drugs, alcohol, both drugs and alcohol or if you suffer from depression. Co-existing conditions may mean that your doctor has to tailor your medical protocol very precisely to ensure the best possible treatment for you.
There are also many research studies that are ongoing for treating such conditions. Some doctors will ask you if you wish to participate in these. You’ll have to answer some questions periodically throughout the entire treatment protocol to see how the medications, therapy or group sessions are helping you.
It’s important to be completely honest during this testing phase to ensure that the medications and the protocols are doing what they should be doing for you and other people.
Depending upon your specific type of anxiety, you may have to take one or more medications for your therapy. These medications may be taken once per day or more frequently depending upon what the doctor prescribes.
Another method of treating your anxiety is to learn how to stop it before it starts. Learning what your triggers are and how to avoid them may go far in helping you to avoid medications and in avoiding anxiety episode’s all together.
Your doctor will give you a complete evaluation to determine your level of anxiety and help you in dealing with it. During this exam and evaluation, it’s important to be completely honest with your doctor and discuss your feelings and thoughts with them.
Everyone is different and what causes anxiety in one person may not cause any anxiety in another. Learning how to deal with life’s unexpected twists and turns is part of growing up, however not everyone is given the same opportunities in growing up and dealing with what life throws at them.
Anxiety may also run in families, especially if there is an addiction or depression involved. Understanding this and learning how to kick the addiction and deal with the depression will go far in helping this person to avoid anxiety symptoms.
Of course, even the best-managed anxiety condition can get out of hand now and again. From unexpected events to medical issues a person can have an unexpected anxiety attack. Learning how to respond to such attacks is important to proper treatment.
Be sure to discuss with your doctor how to deal with such unexpected situation before you need to know how. Knowing what to do if you’re feeling more depressed, suicidal or wanting to indulge in an addiction will go far in helping you to avoid such situations.
Your doctor is your best source of information if you have an anxiety condition. If you live in Sylvania OH, you can find a therapist to treat your anxiety disorder by calling Dr. Kristin Harris. She is a Psychologist. Her office is located at the map below.