“All of us at anxietycentre.com have experienced debilitating anxiety. But we’ve also overcome
it and returned to normal and lasting health. Because we know the hardship anxiety unwellness can cause,
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Anxiety Myths and Misconceptions
Myths about anxiety and anxiety disorder can not only prevent meaningful recovery and lasting success but they can also make things worse
Anxiety has been around since the beginning of time. In its healthiest sense, anxiety is an important part of our survival mechanism. Just as being anxious can be beneficial when in truly dangerous situations and circumstances, it can also be destructive if we think many situations and circumstance are dangerous.
Even though anxiety has been studied for centuries, only recently has it become truly understood. Consequently, there are a lot of myths about anxiety and anxiety disorder that have accumulated over the years. Many of these myths can actually prevent recovery and even make things worse.
To remove these obstacles to recovery and lasting success, here are some of the more common anxiety myths and why they could be interfering with your recovery and lasting success, or worse, making you feel worse:
Believing you can recover from anxiety unwellness using self-help materials alone is another common anxiety myth. It's also one of the most common reasons why people struggle with anxiety disorder long-term.
Another common myth about anxiety disorder is that all anxiety disorder therapists have the same information, training, and approach, and that anyone one of them can assist in bringing about lasting success.
Another common anxiety myth: believing that deep relaxation alone can eliminate anxiety disorder.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.