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Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Using therapy for anxiety treating disorders is effective because it targets the underlying causes of anxiety and provides coping techniques to help you manage symptoms.


Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

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5 Effective Therapies for Treating Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  is successfully used to treat panic attacks and other anxiety disorders. Through CBT you can teach your brain to change negative thought patterns as well as how you react to certain situations that trigger panic attacks.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy usually lasts for about 2 to 3 months.  Traditional talk therapy, on the other hand, can last for years.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

With Acceptance and Commitment Therapy you learn to cope with negative thoughts and feelings by using mindfulness techniques along with commitment and behavior change. 

This website provides plenty of information on ACT including help on finding a therapist.  

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)


EMDR helps the brain to reprocess traumatic information.  During sessions, a trained and certified EMDR therapist works with you to change how you view traumatic experiences. 

EMDR is effective in treating panic attacks, PTSD, and phobias.

The EMDR Institute, Inc. provides vast knowledge on this therapy as well as a directory to help locate an EMDR therapist nearest you.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that was developed by psychologist Marsha M Linehan in the 1970s.

The therapy was originally designed to help suicidal individuals with self-harm tendencies. But DBT can be used to treat other disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder.

Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy can be useful for helping you eliminate panic attacks and panic disorder.  The treatment requires that you expose yourself to the physical sensations of panic. 

I know that sounds well.. a bit silly.

After all, who the heck wants to expose themselves to something that triggers hyperventilation, a racing heart beat, nausea and other symptoms?  On purpose?

But with exposure therapy you're in a safe and controlled environment.   This gives you the opportunity to learn healthy, efficient coping skills.

You may be asked by the therapist to do different exercises that will trigger panic like symptoms.  

Hold on a second...

Every time you experience these symptoms (in the controlled environment), you'll become less afraid of these bodily sensations.  Plus, you'll feel stronger and have greater control of your emotions. 

Exposure Therapy is also effective for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, and phobias.


I hope this article helps you on your journey to better mental health!

Brighter skies are ahead,




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This first installment focuses on the link between exercise, diet and good mental health.

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I'll talk about the importance of using relaxation techniques to lift your mood and calm your nerves, which in turn improves mental health. 

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This week all about using self-esteem to improve mental health and overall well-being. 

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