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Angus Munro psychology offers highly effective evidence-based treatments for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in Sydney area. Our team of expert psychologists can give you a safe place to confront your fears and develop new healthier ways of thinking. If you are tired of worry and the effect it is having on your life, contact Angus Munro and his highly trained team and together let’s eliminate anxiety from your life.
It is natural and normal to worry some of the time. Life stresses and sudden changes can produce fear and anxiety in the most well-adjusted individuals. However, in Generalized Anxiety Disorder this is taken to an extreme degree. GAD is diagnosed where levels of anxiety are both excessive (i.e. out of proportion) and hard to control. As opposed to specific phobias and anxiety about specific situations, in GAD worry tends to be about a range of everyday matters rather than an individual issue. GAD can have a big impact on your ability to cope with the stresses of life, and it is rare for the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety to remit without therapeutic intervention
People suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder often form a worry chain. That is, each worrying thought cascades into a new one punctuated by “what if?” questions. These thoughts then escalate until even everyday problems lead to catastrophic thoughts about the future. For example:
Associated with such worries are often ongoing physical feelings of tension, irritability, sleep problems, concentration problems, and agitation.
One challenge with people suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder is that they often have opposing beliefs about worry. One the one hand they may think:
Many people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder state that they have “always been a worrier” as long as they remember. However, Generalized Anxiety Disorder can be successfully treated with evidence based anxiety treatment.
Our expert team of psychologists can assist you in identifying and breaking your chains of escalating worry through evidence-based cognitive techniques. We can help you with recognising the effect worry is having on you and resolve your conflicting feelings about its value.
GAD treatment in Sydney can also help you learn effective relaxation techniques and give you the tools and skills to face stresses in life without feeling anxious. After successful treatment you will feel less anxiety and be more in control of your life and your decisions. You will also have a restored ability to sleep and will find that your feelings of tension and irritability have been reduced.
Start reducing your worries and increase behavioural flexibility by consulting our General Anxiety Disorder specialists in Sydney, Australia.
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GAD is a chronic condition that is characterized by two main characteristics: excessive worry and physical tension.
We all have periods of understandable worry, and it can often benefit us: normal worry gives us foresight to plan for future events, or take precautions to stay healthy and safe.
Worry is like a switch that, when working normally, turns on and off according to our circumstances. It becomes a problem when the switch is nearly always on. Excessive worry often has the opposite effect of normal worry: instead of propelling us toward action, it can paralyze us. You must opt for a proper treatment therapy to cure this disorder.
Fortunately, when worry is chronic or excessive, Generalized Anxiety Disorder treatment can be extremely effective—worry is like a habit that can, with some time and assistance, be unlearned, and our Sydney-based practice has many proven treatments for GAD symptoms.
Physical GAD symptoms includes muscle tension, but can also include feeling irritable or on edge, insomnia, fatigue, or difficulty concentrating.
GAD and worry often feed upon each other, and this spiral can become so intense that physical tension and mental rumination become the default mode in one’s mind.
For instance, many GAD symptoms are similar to those of other conditions. Worrying constantly about one’s health might casually be labeled as hypochondria; worry that leads to repeatedly checking locked doors or to excessive handwashing could be OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; worry about making even the smallest mistakes might be described as perfectionism; and worry about safety issue such as plane crashes could reach the level where it is considered a phobia.
At Angus Munro Psychology in Sydney, the initial consultation can be extremely valuable in determining which of these symptoms you may be experiencing, and whether they constitute GAD or not.
These factors are often interconnected, and it can be difficult to point to one or two definitive causes.
GAD is one of the most common psychological disorders seen today, but it is treatable. At Angus Munro Psychology in Sydney, we specialise in anxiety treatments, and there are a number of Generalized Anxiety Disorder treatments that have proven to be extremely effective.
Our practice is well regarded for its cutting edge psychological treatments and its ability to combine elements from several methods according to what each client will naturally respond to.
We at Angus Munro Psychology warmly welcome anyone in the Sydney area to visit us for GAD treatment. We also offer treatment therapy for social anxiety.
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