Anxiety cures: The truth about anxiety cures, and what you should know about them!
Anxiety occurs when we behave apprehensively. Behaving apprehensively activates a self-protection mechanism designed to alert us to, and protect us from, danger: the stress response (often referred to as the fight or flight response or the Emergency Response). The stress response is a survival mechanism designed to keep us safe from harm. Therefore, anxiety can’t be cured or eliminated. It's an integral part of our survival mechanism.
Be wary of those who claim “anxiety cures” or “miracle or secret remedies or treatments.” There aren’t any.
But YES, problematic anxiety can be overcome so that it doesn't disrupt a normal lifestyle. Anxiety turns into a disorder when being anxious interferes with a normal lifestyle.
The good news is that while anxiety is a protection mechanism we need, it doesn’t have to turn into or remain a disorder. When it becomes a disorder, there’s a lot we can do to overcome it.
Anxiety ISN’T something we genetically inherit or an illness or disease we contract. Anxiety is something we create. We create anxiety when we behave apprehensively. For more information about anxiety, its affects on the body, and what we can do to address it, see our Anxiety 101 section.
Anxiety is a style of behavior. Even though anxiety is caused by behavior, it can also stress the body. For more information, see our article on the stress response.
When the body becomes overly stressed due to overly apprehensive behavior, which we call stress-response hyperstimulation, it can cause a wide range of symptoms. It’s these symptoms that we call anxiety symptoms. We call them anxiety symptoms because behaving in an overly apprehensive manner is the main source of the stress that causes the body to become hyperstimulated and symptomatic.
So apprehensive behavior causes anxiety. Anxiety stresses the body. A body that becomes overly stressed (hyperstimulated) can produce symptoms. The combination of overly apprehensive behavior and symptoms is often the catalyst to a struggle with anxiety disorder: when people become worried about their symptoms and the impact anxiety is having on their lifestyle.
Once anxiety disorder becomes established, there are many ways to treat it. For more information, see our Anxiety Treatment page. For a brief overview of anxiety disorder and recovery, see our Anxiety 101 section.
While medication and other forms of symptom reduction treatments and remedies can help to diminish symptoms, they should NEVER be considered as anxiety cures. Until the core causes of anxiety disorder are addressed – the behaviors, situations, and circumstances that motivate apprehensive behavior – anxiety symptoms can return again and again. In other words:
As long as the core causes of anxiety disorder are left untreated, the potential for a return of symptoms remains.
Learning what anxiety is, how anxiety affects the mind and body, and more importantly, knowing how to treat anxiety disorder, IS the cure.
Knowledge is power, especially as it pertains to anxiety disorder. The more you know, the better off you’ll be.
Don’t let anyone fool you. There aren't any miracle quick-fix cures or “secret remedies or formulas" that eliminate anxiety.
There are, however, many methods, medications, herbs, vitamins, and remedies that may help to diminish symptoms, but NONE OF THEM CURE ANXIETY. They may only help reduce symptoms, but even placebos can do that.
Recovery occurs when you get the right information, help, and support, AND when you do the right work. Overcoming anxiety disorder requires making healthy behavioral change. That only occurs through guidance, effort, and perseverance. Doing this work, however, is the way through to relief from problematic anxiety.
For more information about anxiety disorder recovery, see our "Two Levels of Anxiety Disorder Recovery" section.
Through our personal and professional experiences with anxiety (all of us at anxietycentre.com have personally experienced debilitating anxiety disorder in our own lives, and have successfully overcome it), the most effective way to treat anxiety disorder is with the combination of good self-help information and Personal Coaching/Counselling/Therapy, otherwise known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is why CBT is the "Gold Standard" treatment for anxiety disorder.
Anxietycentre.com was established for this reason: To help others overcome anxiety disorder, as we have.
To that end, we developed the Recovery Support area of our website to include a wealth of self-help information. For example, Chapters 3 and Four 4 in the Recovery Support area are MUST READS for anyone struggling with anxiety disorder. We believe this information is vital to recovery, and especially when treating anxiety symptoms.
And for those who desire personal help, our personal anxiety Coaches/Counsellors/Therapists are well equipped and experienced to help every step of the way. Since we struggled with debilitating anxiety ourselves and have recovered, we know the many nuances of recovery. Our approach isn’t based on theories and education only (our therapists are formally trained as counsellors and have their degrees in this area), but is also based on personal experience with anxiety and recovery. What better way to recover than by working with an anxiety disorder specialist who has done it in his or her own life.
Because we experienced anxiety, we understand it intimately. Therefore, we aren’t going to be puzzled or stumped by some of your symptoms, experiences, or struggles. And, you don’t have to be embarrassed about talking about anxiety issues with us either, since we’ve experienced debilitating anxiety disorder ourselves. Again, we just didn’t learn or hear about anxiety issues, we lived them.
All of us at anxietycentre.com have had to work at overcoming anxiety disorder. So we know what works and what doesn’t work. This personal, first-hand experience with anxiety disorder can be an invaluable asset throughout the recovery process.
If you are looking for help with anxiety disorder, our professional therapists can be of assistance. We’ve personally experienced anxiety disorder and have successfully overcome it. We are professionally trained and we’re passionate about helping others attain the same level of success that we have.
We've been there. We know how problematic anxiety can affect a person. And we’re experienced in treating it. Start your recovery today so that you can get on with your life without the bother of problematic anxiety.
So we encourage you, don’t suffer needlessly. And don’t waste any more time or money on “quick-fix cures” or remedies because they don’t work in the long-term. Do what works the first time. Anxiety disorder is highly treatable. We’re here to help!
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Common Anxiety Symptoms
- For a comprehensive list of Anxiety Disorders Symptoms Signs, Types, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
- Anxiety and panic attacks symptoms can be powerful experiences. Find out what they are and how to stop them.
- How to stop an anxiety attack and panic.
- Free online anxiety tests to screen for anxiety. Two minute tests with instant results. Such as:
- Anxiety 101 is a summarized description of anxiety, anxiety disorder, and how to overcome it.
Visit our Anxiety Disorders signs and symptoms article.
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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.
"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.
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