Seven tips to manage anxiety

We all get anxious, but generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) can become chronic

There are several approaches to managing the symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder

1) CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) includes a variety of techniques ranging from exposure therapies – where the person either vividly imagines the feared situation or gradually confronts it in real life with the support of a therapist, in order to modify the irrational fear response – to learning cognitive techniques to change the patterns of thought that lead to anxiety. CBT is thought to be more effective than other psychotherapies, although some research has found it to only be effective in around 54 per cent of anxiety patients.CBT tends to work better in younger patients, and some studies have suggested that its effectiveness could be enhanced using virtual reality.

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