Psychological Treatments for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Psychological Treatments for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Psychological treatments include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or applied relaxation. Both methods involve meetings with a healthcare professional weekly for three to four months. CBT assists you to realise how your thoughts, feelings, problems, and behaviour affect one another. It can also support you to understand your anxious and negative thoughts, and avoid them.

Applied relaxation includes how to use muscle relaxation, when you are feeling worried or anxious, or in anxious situations. Your healthcare professional will assist you to come across gradually and deal with these circumstances.

Psychological treatments may be provided in your preferred language whenever possible.

If cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or applied relaxation has not resolved your problem, your healthcare professional should provide medication to manage GAD.

 

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Related Links:

What Is Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?
Planning the Management of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
How to Manage Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?

 

About the author
Dr. Nalaka Priyantha is the founder and author of 'DRN Health'. He currently works at the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka as a senior medical officer. He is blogging about healthy living since 2012.
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