Seeking professional help from a mental health care professional is key to overcoming anxiety disorders. A psychologist will help you learn how to deal with your anxiety. Psychologists often work closely with a psychiatrist or other physician, who will prescribe medications when they are required. When you find a health care professional the two of you are working together as a team. Together you will develop a plan to treat your anxiety disorder.
In addition to therapy, here are a few tips to help you minimize the effect of anxiety:
- Eat a well balanced diet. Avoid sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.
- Practice deep breathing techniques
- Keep an anxiety log to help you identify things that trigger anxiety
- Find time to relax and recreate
Visit Coping with Anxiety on my website for additional information. It is important to give any treatment a fair trial. And if one approach doesn’t work, the odds are that another one will, so don’t give up.