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Anxiety symptoms

Everyone has experienced anxiety at some point in his or her life. Some people experience anxiety when thinking about addressing a stranger, others when standing at a great height, and still others have experienced it when facing a dangerous situation.

While anxiety can sometimes be helpful and sometimes just a bit of a part of life, it can also become a psychological problem.

When anxiety causes you to avoid certain situations or negatively impacts your life, it is time to consider seeking help with those problems.

Unfortunately, waiting times for mental health care for anxiety symptoms are quite long and it can sometimes be difficult to find a convenient time and place. For this reason, we offer our therapy for anxiety symptoms online. This has many advantages such as no waiting lists and in addition the quality is as good as or better than “offline care”.

And, of course, you follow the therapy in your own safe environment!

We are therefore happy to tell you more about our help with fears and anxiety symptoms.

What do we mean by anxiety and anxiety disorders?

Fear is more than just being afraid of something. With anxiety, there are also a variety of physical and mental components, which can cause a wide range of symptoms. Specific thoughts, emotions, and associated physical symptoms are hallmarks of anxiety. These can vary greatly between individuals and can also change from time to time within an individual.

Although anxiety is usually experienced as an unpleasant emotion, anxiety is potentially a useful and normal response to a particular stimulus. Fear increases your chances of survival by ensuring that you are prepared for possible negative events in the future.

With anxiety symptoms or an anxiety disorder, this natural balance is disturbed. As a result, anxiety is no longer a useful signal, but a (constant) cause of unnecessary complaints. When fear no longer has a purpose, but causes you to adapt your life to the fear, we speak of anxiety symptoms or an anxiety disorder.

The reason for the development of such a disorder can be very diverse. And that cause, in turn, is important for treatment.

How does an anxiety disorder arise?

An anxiety-inducing stimulus may cause an unusually long-lasting anxiety. It is also possible that anxiety arises without the anxiety-producing stimulus being present. In both cases, there is pathological anxiety. There are then unreal and irrational perceptions of reality. What we really mean by this is that anxiety can start out in a normal way but then become too intense. Or, on the contrary, that the anxiety is present without a clear cause.

When pathological anxiety is present, it does not directly include an anxiety disorder. Indeed, to receive a diagnosis of anxiety disorder, it is necessary for the pathological anxiety to be clinically relevant. This means that a person must be very much affected by the anxiety or the anxiety leads to experiencing severe limitations in daily life

A lot of people have anxiety disorders,
about 450,000 every year!

online care for anxiety symptoms

Who is our care for anxiety symptoms appropriate for?

As we said earlier, anxiety disorders/anxiety symptoms can be very diverse. We therefore see a wide variety of complaints. We list here about three common fears, this list is only a subset of the fears and therefore certainly not exhaustive.

Panic disorder: This involves intense panic attacks. These can cause avoidance of all kinds of (social) activities and make working/relaxing very difficult.

Street-Fear: Street-Fear mainly involves the fear of unfamiliar places and public places. This can cause these places to be avoided, preventing all kinds of activities from being undertaken.

Social phobia: This is the fear of other people or situation with other people. Often this fear is linked to insecurity and wondering what others think of you.

Treatment of anxiety disorders

Obviously, treatment is linked to the type of anxiety you are experiencing. And make no mistake, anxiety disorders are definitely not scarce! You are not the only one suffering from this.

Estimates of 20% of the population are no exception.

Consequently, there are a variety of factors associated with anxiety. Consider substance abuse (drugs, alcohol, medications) or past traumatic events. Such cases are important in the treatment, because in the trigger can also often be found the key to the solution. Treatment for an anxiety disorder actually always begins with psychoeducation. This means explaining on a deeper level what the disorder is about and what it can do to you. Our therapists also explain possible solutions. Possibilities include various therapies, medication or a combination of both.

Often it can also be helpful to explain the anxiety disorder to family members or other loved ones so they can better understand and support you.

Online treatments for anxiety disorders at GGZ Online

GGZ online has chosen to offer all treatments online. This directly ensures that our therapists are more flexible and can thus help more people. In addition, our clients report that they really like the opportunity to attend treatment in their safe home environment.

Needless to say, these treatments are still of the highest quality, given by qualified psychologists via secure video calling. You can be signed up through your doctor or sign up yourself through the website. Please note that a referral letter will be required. There are no long waiting times, precisely because little time is lost in such things as travel time.

With us, that means no waiting months for a therapist but contact within 24 hours and a screening through an online questionnaire. After this application, a diagnosis will follow, after which the treatment can really begin.

The treatment can be given twice a week, if you prefer, which will help you get results faster. You can make an appointment at flexible hours, as therapy is also available in the evenings and on weekends.

We would be happy to meet with you without obligation to explore whether we can help you with your anxiety symptoms.

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