Next to depression, anxiety is the most common type of mental disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are all common forms of anxiety, each exhibiting its own symptoms, sometimes life-affecting and debilitating.
No matter what form your anxiety takes, treatments include several elements. Therapy for anxiety can be very brief if the fears are very specific, or last longer if the problem is more pervasive. It’s important to get therapy as soon as possible. Behavior therapy – specific behavioral protocols – targets the symptoms; insight therapy helps you understand where the anxiety came from; and relapse prevention techniques teach you how to avoid the return of fear. In some cases, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy) is the treatment of choice.
Are you suffering from anxiety? Contact one of our NJ offices today to schedule your appointment.