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What Is Anxiety?

Stressed business womanAnxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying.

These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms.

Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious impact on daily life.

People often experience a general state of worry or fear before confronting something challenging such as a test, examination, recital, or interview.

These feelings are easily justified and considered normal.

Anxiety is considered a problem when symptoms interfere with a person’s ability to sleep or otherwise function.

Generally speaking, anxiety occurs when a reaction is out of proportion with what might be normally expected in a situation.

Some facts about anxiety disorders:

  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders, affecting nearly one in seven (14.4%) Australian adults over a 12-month period
  • More women (17.9%) than men (10.8%) experience anxiety disorders
  • It is common for a person with an anxiety disorder to also be experiencing another anxiety disorder, depression or substance abuse

Treatment for Anxiety

The best treatment of anxiety is often with an anti-anxiety medication coupled with psychotherapy. Research has shown the Online Counseling is as effective in the treatment of anxiety as face to face therapy. Counseling On Demand can help! Our therapists have been effectively helping people face their fears and apprehensions and are experts in getting you back on your feet once again.

How we can help and Questions to ask

Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, grieving and loss, shame, or an addiction?  Counseling On Demand can help reduce guilt and improve how you feel about yourself, all within the privacy and comfort of your own home with our online therapy services.

Does Online Care Work?

Leading research organizations including Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institute of Mental Health have found that online mental health care is as effective as in-person care. It has even sometimes been shown to be more effective.

From New York Times Article: “Psychologists say certain conditions might be well-suited for treatment online, including agoraphobia, anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Some doctors suggest that Internet addiction or other addictive behaviors could be treated through videoconferencing.”

What We Do

Counseling On Demand specializes in online counseling for adults, for a wide variety of evidenced based treatments, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marriage and Family Problems
  • Loss and Grief
  • PTSD
  • Parenting Skills
  • Relationship Issues
  • And many others

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