Anxiety Disorders
Everyday life can be stressful and a certain level of anxiety is normal

Everyday life can be stressful, and it is normal to experience a certain level of anxiety when faced with difficulties and changes such as a new job, moving house, taking an exam or even entering into a new relationship.

Anxiety is an automatic response which allows us to stay alert and focused and keeps us out of risky or dangerous situations, especially when they are outside our comfort zones.

Anxiety can have detrimental effects on your health and negative impacts on your life.

Anxiety disordersHowever, a high level of anxiety and stress can have seriously detrimental effects on our health as well as negative impact on daily life, as feelings of anxiety, worry and stress often interfere with job performance, school work and more often than not relationships.

Anxiety is not only responsible for change of mood or heart disease, high blood pressure and depression; it has also been identified as a major contributing factor in a number of illnesses including: diabetes, rheumatism, arthritis, allergies, skin diseases, asthma, multiple sclerosis, ulcers, stomach and digestive tract and bowel complaints to name just a few.

According to www.patient.co.uk approximately 1 in 20 people have an anxiety disorder.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

General anxiety disorder (GAD)

People with GAD know that on some level their worry is not warranted, but they don’t seem to be able to stop themselves from continuously worrying over different situations.

GAD often starts in early adolescence and develops slowly. GAD affects around 6.8 million Americans, with twice as many women as men.

Worry
Specific anxiety over certain situations
Social Phobia

Research by the National Institute of Mental Health shows that women and men are equally likely to develop Social Phobia, which usually begins in childhood or adolescence.

Hypochondria
Panic Disorder

Panic attacks often begin in late adolescence or early childhood and often the person will only experience one or two attacks. Over 6 million American adults are affected by panic disorder with twice as many women as men.

Common symptoms of anxiety

Racing heart, dry mouth, rapid breathing, sweating, shaking and disturbed sleep.

Tense muscles, increased fidgeting (fight or flight responses), headaches, stomach ache, general aches.

Vivid visual imaginings of worse case scenarios, disturbing dreams.

Common thoughts of anxiety

How can I help you?

During our Initial Session, we will discuss your situation, your symptoms and what you want to achieve. Together we will work towards realistic and achievable goals.

You can contact me, give me call me on +971 55 732 99 66 or send me an email to evelyne@evelynelthomas.com and we can discuss your situation.

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Evelyne L. Thomas, MA, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist (EFCT), Dip. CBT, Adv. Dip. Hyp.Psych.Couns (UK), BWRT® Adv Pract., NLP Practioner, Certified Co-Active Coach

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