Do you feel excessive amounts of worry? Do you have difficulty controlling those feelings? If so, you’re not alone.
Everyone suffers from anxiety from time to time and symptoms are generally short lived and do not cause problems. But when cognitive, physical, and behavioural problems are persistent and severe, they can disrupt people’s ability to function in everyday life to the point where they might be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and need some kind of therapeutic help.
Anxiety disorders can present themselves in a variety of ways, but there are a number of symptoms that, together, point to a diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Many of those who struggle with anxiety will often feel:
- Plagued with worries that won’t go away
Treatment options for anxiety vary, depending on the type of anxiety you have. In general, the treatment options for those with anxiety are psychotherapy and medication in the form of antidepressants. While these can be a helpful, some people find themselves not responding well to medication or are looking for a natural alternative.
Did you know?
In 2013, an estimated 3 million Canadians (11.6%) aged 18 years or older reported that they had a mood and/or anxiety disorder.
More than a quarter (27%) reported that their disorder(s) affected their life “quite a bit” or “extremely” in the previous 12 months. Basic activities and the ability to work are challenging for many.
How can Neurotherapy help?
By training brain wave activity, neurofeedback works to optimize brain functioning so you can regulate overwhelming emotions more efficiently. In concert with evidence-based psychotherapy and mindfulness training, you can experience serious gains in your brain training and reduce your symptoms.
RESEARCH ON NEUROFEEDBACK & ANXIETY
White, Elyse K., et al. (2017). Combined Neurofeedback and Heart Rate Variability Training for Individuals with Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression. International Society for Neurofeedback & Research. 37-55