Anxiety Disorder Treating and Diagnosing
The first thing one normally finds is that a symptom of the disorder surfaces.
When the symptom seems to have gotten yours or someone else's concern and attention then you will probably find yourself knocking on the door of your family doctor.
Allot of the symptoms that normally occur from the disorder is physical and most likely you wont even know that you have an anxiety at this point. Personally it is always best to see your family doctor when any medical condition arises.
Feeling the Anxiety Symptoms
Some Anxiety Symptoms you may face include feeling nauseated, throwing up or vomiting, heart palpitations, chest pain, heartburn,stomach aches, acid reflux, shortness of breath, The shakes, numbness or tingling in extremities, not being able to sleep or sleeping patterns change from the norm. These are all items that a doctor should check out just to eliminate any major or physical problem that may need to be addressed that are not anxiety induced.
Hopefully your doctor will diagnose you correctly. The symptoms don't always point to stress and anxieties as being the culprit. Please be sure to tell your doctor as much information as possible and don't let him make a quick decision until he has heard you out. Allot of doctors these days spend less and less time with the patient and are quick to prescribe medications, "Dont let this be the case"!
If diagnosed properly your Doctor will refer you to a Mental Health Specialist. Your illness for most anxieties is the ability of your mind not to cope with certain things or conditions. Reading up on the particular anxiety you have will help you to fight and battle this mental illness and condition. You may have doubts about the success of your treatment but I say, "Dont".
People who often speak in public have not always been great speakers. Many of them had to conquer their own anxieties of speaking in front of people. For some it is totally cured for others they still have the anxiety but they have learned how to adjust and cope with it.
So you see it is very possible to cure your anxiety and for sure you will be able to manage and control it better. Its up to you as far as how you are treated, how much support you will get, and how quickly you will see the benefits of getting your disorder cured or under control. Take an active roll, read, get into programs, join a support group and tackle it and put it behind you as soon as possible.
Dealing with Teen and Child Anxiety Disorders
If your dealing with a child or teen anxiety disorder you maybe challenged on a daily basis so please be patient and understanding. Set up a support structure for your child or teen and be proactive in the recovery and control of your child's anxiety. There are teen support groups that you may want to get your child involved in and you may find a class might be provided to you on how to deal with teen anxiety disorders.
Addiction to alcohol and drugs
Sometimes caused by the anxieties one faces in their life. It may seem like a solution because it seems to help but sooner or later the addictions wind up becoming worse then the anxieties. So again I stress medication, alcohol, and drugs are not the answer. Strengthening the mind and getting control is and it should be tried before you even think about medication. Ask your doctor about your condition and see if its possible that you can avoid harmful and sometimes addictive medications.
Before an anxiety disorder can be treated
An alcoholic or drug user needs to first tackle their addiction. The success rate for alcohol and drug abusers for conquering their illness is very low and almost impossible.
Often created by Mental health professionals after they have heard about all your symptoms and have properly diagnosed your condition. They will ask allot of questions and give them as much history about your anxieties and symptoms as possible. Try writing everything down at home and keep an Anxiety Disorder Journal if possible recording everything and anything that may pertain to your illness.
Anxiety treatments can include medication, talking sessions, group sessions and discussions, CBT(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), and other.
Depending on your type of anxiety and symptoms your program will be customised to you. Yes many people have similar disorders but you may have certain things that push your buttons where other people may have something completely different.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) also know as talk therapy
Is probably by far at least for teenagers one of the best ways for them to have help and support. It is very important to see that other kids are going through what they are going through and definitely makes it easier to talk about their disorders and panic attacks.
Discovering and uncovering their fears and anxieties is more likely to come out in a CBT session then talking to your teen one on one. Now that doesn't mean don't talk to your teen it only means give them more support by enrolling them into a class that provides for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
It is very important for your child to feel loved and needed but don't treat your teen like a baby. Don't over protect them, just be a good loving parent and help give them the guidance and help that they need.
Okay now that you have an Idea of what you may go through let me suggest some more advice.
1) Keep your doctor up to date
2) Keep a Anxiety Journal
3) Join a support group
4) keep a positive outlook
5) Read and study, make your mind aware of the problem and your mind will be in a better position to heal / cure your anxieties