Treating Anxiety Disorder One Step at a Time

by : Michael Porteous




Treating anxiety disorders can be tricky as the very concept of overcoming your fears is scary and turns many off seeking real and long term solutions to their problems and often lead them to seek drugs to solve their problems which do nothing in the long term.

If you are reading this however then I assume you are looking for a real treatment not a sham or something simply to overcome the panic attacks and this is the first step to living a life without fear. Many are too intimidated to even take a first step as disorders relating to anxiety often pose a huge problem that seems too large, scary and insurmountable to tackle and avoiding problems seems easier in the short term and each day you delay in standing up to your problems ingrains them further making it harder and harder to motivate yourself to change.

One method many people have used to overcome anxiety and many problems that as an overall concept loom large in their mind is to break it down into more manageable pieces. By dividing your anxiety disorder into smaller issues that make up the whole you can then work on what seems like a much smaller problem ignoring the big picture for the moment until suddenly your big problem is half solved and you have the confidence to just keep moving on applying yourself to the task at hand.

For example, when treating anxiety disorders we see they are often made up of panic attacks, the fear that causes those attacks and the underlying reason for that fear. That is three parts of the whole and may still seem too big so focus on the panic attacks and break them down even further into how it starts, what are the symptoms, how do you react to this and so on. Eventually you end up with small chunks you can apply some method too and overcome.