27 March 2009

Worried about being anxious?

An increasing number of South Africans suffer from anxiety disorders.

An increasing number of South Africans suffer from anxiety disorders. But thanks to developments in psychiatry, most sufferers can be cured or enjoy a significant reduction in symptoms if their conditions are treated with a combination of medication and therapy.

Take action:
Follow the following self-help guidelines if you feel anxious: Picture a person you trust and imagine the person is with you, offering you encouragement; recall a time you handled a similar situation well and the good feelings you experienced at that time; focus on the present, on concrete objects around you and invent questions about every object you identify; count backwards from 20 and with every number, picture a different image of someone you love or something that calms you; remind yourself that an anxiety attack always ends.


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