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Common Misconceptions about Anxiety Disorders

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the United States.

This mental health disorder can be so disabling that irrational fears seem to take over your body when you are experiencing an anxiety attack and you feel trapped. When you are feeling distressed and frightened for no apparent reason, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Fortunately, there are ways you can proactively manage your symptoms. The mental health experts at Banyan Mental Health explains some of the common misconceptions about anxiety and what you should know when it comes to anxiety disorder treatment.

1. Medication is the only treatment for anxiety disorders.

While medication can be very effective for treating consistent anxiety, this is not the only method for handling the symptoms. You can combine medication with cognitive behavioral therapy as well as other individualized therapy methods to increase your chances of long-term success. CBT can even be more effective than medication for some individuals suffering from anxiety.

2. Therapy for anxiety should be focused on the root cause of this disorder.

It is important to try and get to the bottom of why you are experiencing anxiety to begin with; however, therapy will work on the present and teach patients how to manage their thoughts and emotions. In anxiety treatment, you learn how to combat negative thoughts to lessen the anxiety symptoms on a daily basis.

3. Less stress will cure anxiety.

Living a less stressful lifestyle will, of course, help you with your symptoms, but this will not cure your mental health disease. Contrary to popular belief, anxiety disorders are not caused by stress, and you should undergo effective treatment in order to learn how to properly manage your symptoms. Learning how to change your thought patterns can be so powerful.

4. Anxiety attacks can cause you to faint.

When one experiences a panic attack there can be intense feelings of dizziness, and this person may start to hyperventilate. This increase in blood pressure does not cause people to faint. In fact, the opposite is what causes someone to pass out.

If you are struggling with anxiety on a daily basis and you don’t know how to get help, contact our mental health facility in Boca Raton today. We can guide you through treatment every step of the way. Call today at 888-280-4763 to seek help for anxiety treatment today.

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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