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27 March 2009

Worried about being anxious?

An increasing number of South Africans suffer from anxiety disorders.

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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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