Facilitated by Anxiety Canada virtually and released on Action Anxiety Day, June 10, our roundtable will ask youth to share their anxiety stories with an emphasis on school and the workforce.
Anxiety Canada is a registered charity and non-profit devoted to supporting those impacted by anxiety and anxiety disorders. We offer trusted resources and programs to help people better understand and manage their mental health—and find the relief they need.
Recent years have been a wake-up call to all countries to step up mental health services and support. In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by 25%, according to a scientific brief released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 2, 2022. Additionally, recent studies show a massive rise in youth anxiety and depression.
We want to hear from youth: How does anxiety and mental health impact their lives, especially in academic and professional settings? We’ll speak with our valued Youth Network members, NHL artist Dan Pietens, and our expert, Scientific Committee member Dr. Marlene Taube-Schiff.
Kathleen of Anxiety Canada moderates. Canadian Sports Artist Dan Pietens will share his anxiety story first and detail his unique career.
Key questions for our roundtable include:
-What is your anxiety story?
-What has anxiety looked like in your life in relation to career/school?
-Is there a stigma around anxiety in professional settings?
-Does anxiety ever help you in the workforce/your personal life?
-What would you tell your younger self about anxiety?
-What anxiety-related questions do you have for our expert, Dr. Marlene Taube-Schiff? Dr. Taube-Schiff will also questions submitted via Instagram.
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Types of Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
Types of Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
If you’re worried about your feelings of anxiety, you should seek treatment. While a primary care provider can help you identify any underlying conditions, you may need to consult a mental health professional. A psychiatrist or psychologist specializes in mental health and can diagnose anxiety disorders. Some of these mental health professionals also provide counseling for patients suffering from anxiety. To determine which type of treatment is best for your situation, discuss your symptoms with your primary care provider. Listed below are several methods for treating anxiety and depression.
Benzodiazepines are a common type of antidepressant used to treat anxiety. They usually bring relief within an hour or 30 minutes. These medications are effective for treating panic attacks and overwhelming anxiety episodes, but they can cause dangerous side effects if taken over an extended period of time. Some people are not able to tolerate these medications, so they should only be used in the short term. If you’re worried about side effects, you can subscribe to a free newsletter. You can also read about recent developments in the field by exploring studies on COVID-19.
While psychotherapy may be the best option for treating anxiety, medication and exposure therapy are also available. Discuss your options with your health care provider to determine which type of treatment is right for you. However, psychotherapy is best for treating specific anxieties. To be effective, it should be tailored to your particular needs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, for instance, teaches patients how to change their thinking patterns to control their symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the gold standard for psychotherapy.
The risk for developing an anxiety disorder is much higher if you suffer from a traumatic event, such as a traumatic event. Other factors that increase your chances of developing anxiety disorder include chronic illnesses and severe illness. Lastly, if you use alcohol or drugs, your symptoms may be hidden by the addiction to these substances. However, these can only be an additional risk factor for developing anxiety disorder. So, you need to get help. And don’t hesitate to get help.
While anxiety is a natural emotion, excessive levels of it can lead to a medical disorder. Anxiety disorders are mental illnesses and alter a person’s emotional and behavioral responses. They can even affect physical health. Although mild levels of anxiety are unsettling, severe cases can impact day-to-day life. Research suggests that approximately 40 million people in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. However, only 36.9% of these individuals receive any kind of treatment for them. Understanding the difference between anxiety disorders and symptoms can help you find the best treatment option.
There are many options available for treating anxiety. While the most effective treatment for anxiety involves a combination of psychotherapy and medications, you should consult your doctor for advice. Remember that it’s important to remember that anxiety is often caused by other mental health conditions. You should not take dietary supplements for anxiety if they interfere with your medications. They may also cause dangerous interactions. If you have a history of depression or a mood disorder, your treatment team should know about it.