The London Anxiety Clinic

Harley Street and Wimpole Street

0203 752 4258

  07909 710 002

info@londonanxietyclinic.co.uk

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Help for general anxiety, London anxiety clinic

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) can be described as persistent feelings of worry, or anxiousness and not knowing why or the specific reasons for having these particular feelings.

GAD can feel like a constant state of dread and with little respite from the anxious state relaxation can feel almost impossible. Some clients describe this as a nagging feeling that something is just not right. This is combined with excessive worry, not necessarily about anything specific. The anxiety itself can feel free floating. The ability to relax appears challenging and stress can occur quickly, with no significant tolerance to deal with it.

This constant anxious state can be experienced for months and even years, and can be disruptive to relationships and employment, as the symptoms can be distracting from normal daily activities and enjoyment in life.

However, with the appropriate treatment, you do not need to suffer this general feeling of anxiety. Telling ourselves , or even some one else telling us to relax is not enough to calm the system. 

Generalised anxiety needs more than just a change of thought  or belief to reduce the unwanted anxiety. Particular areas of the brain and nervous system are not communicating as effectively and resourcefully  together, as they can be.

Below Mike has pulled together a collection of the types of treatments and what he may include when working with generalised anxiety.

Treatment for generalised anxiety at the London anxiety clinic can include:

Strategies on how to use the physical body physiology, the nervous system, the science of breath to use the body to communicate back to the brain to develop the calm response and rest phase, is an important aspect of treating generalised anxiety.This includes techniques from biology and neuroscience and the strategies are based upon fact and evidenced based practice.

Cognitive behavioural therapy - can use useful for generalised anxiety, especially when working with particular thinking styles, intrusive memories, or anticipatory thoughts about the future.

Mindfulness, can assist is developing the tools for observing thoughts and gaining psychological distance and flexibility with the many aspects of thought, associations and judgements.

EMDR, can be used to reduce un wanted anxiety symptoms.

Nutrition -Optimising what is consumed to support the mind and body will have a beneficial affect to the human body. Food can also be the medicine. MIke will provide an illustration of the role of nutrition and how this interacts with the mind and body.

Psychological symptoms of generalised anxiety;

Feeling ‘wired or on edge

Worrying thoughts that something is about to happen

Restlessness

Agitation

Finding it difficult to concentrate

Physical symptoms

Rapid heart rate

Palpitations

Trembling

Shaking

Calmness/excessive sweating

Nauseous

Stomach cramps/aches

Dry Mouth.

For more information about the treatment for anxiety in London at our anxiety clinic , please see the treatments page.