A Summary of Anxiety Disorders, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Getting a Your Anxiety Under Control in Three Steps

Before I tried several self help books, I’ve been looking for anxiety treatments for a long time. I’ve tried the three steps I listed below and they worked for me. Before we get to the tips, however, let me tell you something about what I felt like when I was still looking out for anxiety treatments.

You will find so many treatment options for anxiety disorders. There are so many options that it’s stressful to try everything at once. I was tempted to try all of them, and in fact, I did just that. At the back of my mind, I knew I should not consider medication that might keep me addicted. But when the pressure sets in, the urge to go for the quick fixes like medication became unbearable. Did I use medication? Yes, I did. But as soon as I understood just how dependence could make me a slave to medication, on a psychological and financial level, I came up with my own ways to combat the anxiety symptoms. I used several methods to do this, including Linden and Panic Away.

With enough persistence, getting your anxiety under control can be extremely doable. If I was able to do it, so can you.

3 Steps to Get Your Anxiety under Control

1. Commit on a Daily Basis

Commitment to changing your life should be done daily, if not more frequently. It can be as simple as saying “today I renew my commitment to a new life and refuse to let stress take over my mind.” Being only human, we sometimes forget that we’re in the process of changing our lives for the better and default back to old habits. A bad habit that could derail your efforts is focusing on stress and taking it head on, rather than letting stress slide by. The first thing that you and I must do every single day is to commit. Quit anxiety and do it now.

Anxiety may be induced by sometimes forgetting to let stress be a non-significant element. You remind yourself by committing and taking things positively.

2. Don’t Rush Treatment

When I was reading up on user experiences with drugs that could allegedly cure anxiety, I came across a user that said ‘just say no and your mind will follow’. I considered it a warning and avoided getting roped into a never ending cycle of relapses just because of the medication. Many people try to rush things and end up getting relapses as soon as they think of quitting their usual medication for anxiety. While we can all talk about moderation in terms of taking medication until we’re all out of breath, real life sufferers are extremely prone to getting addicted to the effects of the drug whether the drug is a dependence-inducing drug or not.

3. Get Out

Another treatment option that lets you conquer your fears is to get out of your house. Most of the time, our anxiety and fears are related with living in the same place with nowhere else to go to. Once you’ve explored every nook and cranny of your home, you might think that this is the only thing the world can offer. Get out there and make sure you interact with people. Again, don’t rush. You might try to take it slow by interacting with next door neighbours on a daily basis before you go for a roadtrip with a trusted friend or family member.