Anxiety

There are different types of anxiety ranging from mild feelings of ‘worry’ to complete panic attacks. Despite the fact that these extremes differ in severity, the basic process of anxiety is the same. Anxiety is regarded as a problem when symptoms impact a person’s ability to manage daily functions or situations. Anxiety occurs when a person’s reaction is out of proportion with what might be normally expected in a certain situation.
Here are several types of anxiety disorders:

  • Agoraphobia
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Social Phobia
  • Specific Phobias
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Selective Mutism

Signs of Anxiety Disorder:

  • Trembling, shaking, twitching
  • Difficulty catching your breath
  • Sweating or cold, clammy hands
  • Feeling jumpy
  • Experiencing aches, muscle tension, and soreness
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Easily distracted
  • Excessive worry and impending doom

How can DBT help?

By developing understanding and awareness of the process that creates anxiety, DBT helps a person learn how to adjust, tolerate, and alter the intensity of their feelings. Learning DBT skills helps manage anxiety and teaches how to endure unpleasant feelings and sensations by using acceptance and change strategies. DBT helps:

  • Teach you breathing techniques
  • Give you self-soothe strategies
  • Improve your judgment
  • Sharpen your observational skills
  • Reduce the sense of crisis in your life