Feeling out of control and fearing the next panic attack can lead people to experience generalized anxiety as they go throughout their day. It is important to speak with your medical doctor or therapist about what you are noticing and experiencing in your body. Most likely your doctor may prescribe medication if your symptoms meet the criteria for Panic Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder. If you are against using medication, your doctor may refer you to talk with a licensed psychologist or therapist to help you develop coping strategies specifically designed for you and your situation.
Symptoms of anxiety disorders don’t disappear overnight. In addition to medication or talk therapy, your doctor may suggest healthful changes to help minimize your anxiety symptoms. Some of these include yoga; contemplative prayer and other relaxation methods, dietary and other lifestyle improvements, and coping skills.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy can be very helpful in changing faulty cognitions that may be at the root of triggering these panic attacks or anxiety. Meeting with a therapist who knows how to help you change these cognitions and identify the triggers for your anxiety, has been found to lower the incidence of panic attacks and generalized anxiety. With the right therapies and therapist, many people have found ways to return to their active lifestyles and have found improved levels of well-being.
Dr. McClellan is a specialist in treating those with generalized anxiety or panic disorder. He is calm, reassuring and confident in his approach while maintaing respect, care and emotional attunement with his clients. If you are looking for a therapist that can truly assist you in gaining back your life and getting you on the road to health and well-being, than consider calling Dr. McClellan to discuss your situation. There is no cost or obligation for this free phone call and you can see for yourself if working with Dr. McClellan is the right thing for you to do.