Slight anxiety is often normal. It helps a person to think in different ways and to pay attention to potentially harmful situations. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, then it is a warning signal that there might be deeper underlying issues.
While a certain form of anxiety may require medication. Most anxiety can be treated through psychotherapy. This is because anxiety is often caused by unresolved traumatic experiences.
Several examples of trauma-based anxiety:
People who grew-up with authoritarians or abusive parents may feel anxious whenever they encounter authority figures like teachers or bosses who are critical and authoritarian.
People who experienced abandonment or neglect by significant figures during childhood may feel anxious and fearful about being abandoned and lonely.
People who experience constant criticism or bully may feel incredibly worried about being criticized and segregated.
Types of Anxiety
Anxiety include, but not limited to
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety is also present in most cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Symptoms of disproportionate anxiety may include:
Difficulty to concentrate
Restlessness, and a feeling of being "on-edge"
Difficulty to rest, e.g. difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep
Constant nightmares of the event or situation which triggers anxiety
Restoring Peace provides counselling and psychotherapy services for various type of anxiety, which includes Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, Adjustment Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. While treating anxiety, we also teach our client coping methods to help them to cope with daily lives.
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