Anxiety is a broad term referring to several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are disproportionate to the actual danger. Individuals may avoid certain locations or situations to prevent these symptoms. Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. Research has demonstrated that CBT is one of the most effective treatments for anxiety. Dr. Libben uses specialized CBT interventions depending on the specific sub-types of anxiety. To read more about anxiety sub-types please click here.

Posted on: March 13, 2016, by : mlibben