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What is Anxiety and its symptoms?
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil and includes subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events. It is often accompanied by nervous behavior such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination.
Feelings of anxiety often include uneasiness and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue, inability to catch one's breath, tightness in the abdominal region, nausea and problems in concentration.
How do we treat Anxiety at our office in Dublin, Ohio?
The first step in the management of a person with anxiety symptoms involves evaluating the possible presence of an underlying medical cause, the recognition of which is essential in order to decide the correct treatment. Anxiety symptoms may mask an organic disease, or appear associated with or as a result of a medical disorder.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is effective for anxiety disorders and is a first line treatment. Because many mental health conditions can be a result of, or be compounded by poor physical health, some lifestyle adjustments may be required of the patient in an effort to help resolve or relieve stressors on the body that can be related to the patient's anxiety - sleep schedule modifications, dietary adjustments, supplementation, and so on. Some patients with more severe episodes of anxiety may require medication.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy in which the person being treated recalls distressing experiences whilst doing bilateral stimulation, such as side-to-side eye movement or tapping either side of the body. Studies have found EMDR to be effective with generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, other anxiety disorders, and distress due to body image issues.
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Your current situation must change. We know anxiety, panic, and fear can bring your life to a complete stop. We want to get you moving in the right direction again. We want you to experience a life beyond worry, stress, and the unknown. The great news is that you can have a better life — sooner rather than later!
At the offices of Kaela Rae Vance LPCC-S, conveniently located in Dublin, on the North West Columbus, we take our patient's health seriously! We offer a holistic perspective to patient's mental health, that is often integrates not only a variety of therapy approaches, but also considers a patient's physical wellness. We recognize that taking a medication as a quick fix to reduce symptoms does not address what's causing those symptoms. As such, in addition to counseling - after we meet with our patients and get an idea of what specific concerns they have and what their lifestyle is like - we may refer patients to nutritional consultants, wellness experts, chiropractors, psychiatrists, or other medical specialists as appropriate.
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