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What Is The Best Way To Overcome Anxiety Disorder?

Marilyn Folk BScN medical reviewer
Written by: Jim Folk.
Reviewed by: Marilyn Folk, BScN.
Last updated: April 6, 2019

What Is The Best Way To Overcome Anxiety Disorder?

The most effective way to overcome anxiety disorder is with the combination of good self-help information and professional therapy (often referred to as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - CBT).[1]

Most people struggle with problematic anxiety because they don't understand it or know how it can make a person feel so poorly...and for so long.

Good self-help information can help you understand what anxiety is, why it occurs, how it affects the body, what anxiety symptoms are, what anxiety attacks are, and more importantly what you can do to help yourself overcome issues with anxiety. Understanding anxiety disorder is a key component to its successful resolution.[2]

Fear of the unknown - such as a fear of anxiety itself and how it feels, fear of symptoms, fear of long-term suffering with anxiety disorder, etc. - is a common stumbling block to success. Good self-help information can reduce and eliminate this fear, especially as it pertains to fears associated with problematic anxiety. The more you know about anxiety disorder, the better off you'll be.

Anxiety disorder is not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, a biological problem with the brain, or a genetic predisposition. Anxiety disorder occurs when overly apprehensive behavior interferes with a normal lifestyle. Therefore, the root cause of anxiety disorder is what we call the “underlying factors of anxiety” - the situations, circumstances, and behaviors that create issues with anxiety.

An experienced anxiety disorder therapist can help you identify and successfully address your underlying factors. Once these factors have been identified and successfully addressed, anxiety as a disorder, including its symptoms, disappear. This approach gets at the root cause of anxiety disorder and not simply addresses the symptoms. Once the root cause of anxiety disorder has been addressed, the condition and its symptoms subside on their own.

While there are many so-called “miracle cures” and “quick fix remedies” to resolve anxiety disorder, none provide lasting results because they don’t address the root cause of anxiety disorder. Successfully identifying and addressing the root cause of problematic anxiety eliminates it and its symptoms once and for all.

Addressing anxiety disorder correctly requires getting the right information, professional help, and support. Anxiety disorder almost never disappears on its own. To overcome it, we have to work at it. The good news is that we can...with the right information, help, and support.[[2]

For years anxietycentre.com only provided self-help information. While many people found it helpful, we noticed many continued to struggle to a certain degree. To help people completely eliminate problematic anxiety, we began offering professional therapy in 2004. This made a significant difference. Those who employ a combination of self-help information and therapy succeed in overcoming anxiety disorder. The results are lasting. Our therapy program is highly successful and works time and time again.[2]

If you are interested in working at overcoming anxiety disorder, you can do it with the combination of good self-help information and therapy provided by an experienced anxiety disorder therapist. The best anxiety therapists to work with are those who have personally experienced and have successfully overcome anxiety disorder in their own lives. We find that personally experiencing and overcoming anxiety disorder makes a tangible difference in the recovery process.

This is why we offer this combination:

1. Self-help information in the Recovery Support area of our website.
2. Personal coaching/counseling/therapy program delivered by experienced and professionally trained therapists who have personally experienced and successfully overcame problematic anxiety in their own lives.

You can learn more about each option by clicking on the links below:

Recovery Support area

The more you know about anxiety, the better off you'll be. The Recovery Support area contains a wealth of anxiety information, much of it not found elsewhere. Start here to get your recovery underway.

Personal Coaching, Counselling, and Therapy Program

The most effective way to overcome problematic anxiety is with the help of a professional anxiety coach/counselor/therapist. Our coaches/therapists can help you right away.

For more information about our coaching, counselling, and therapy option:

The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.

Additional Resources:


[1]”CBT can be recommended as a gold standard in the psychotherapeutic treatment of patients with anxiety disorders." - Otte, Christian. "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Anxiety Disorders: Current State of the Evidence." Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience. Les Laboratoires Servier, Dec. 2011. Web. 14 Sept. 2016.

[2]DISCLAIMER: Because each body is somewhat chemically unique, and because each person will have a unique mix of symptoms and underlying factors, recovery results may vary. Variances can occur for many reasons, including due to the severity of the condition, the ability of the person to apply the recovery concepts, and the commitment to making behavioral change.

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