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How to Support a Family Member Struggling with Anxiety

Anxiety is a novel concept in society. Millions of people all over the world struggle with symptoms related to anxiety every day. This common ailment is characterized by uneasiness, uncertainty, obsessive thinking, palpitations, and panic. I can be abrupt and overwhelming, resulting in a feeling of lacking control. However you can support a family member struggling with anxiety. In my entire career as a counselor, I have come across different individuals from diverse backgrounds who tried all means of medication, therapy, meditation, acupuncture, etc. Different treatment options work differently for everyone. With my experience in the field, I firmly believe that the procedure listed below will be helpful in eradicating anxiety. Steer Away from Judgement I would encourage you to stop and think before making a judgmental comment to your family member or spouse about their anxiety symptoms. Anxiety causes negative and irrational thoughts, which can result in harsh self-criticism, so you do not need to fuel the fire! This is the time to show love and care. Make genuine comments to praise their abilities, no matter how frustrated you are or helpless you feel. You may not be able to fix your loved one’s anxiety, that is a battle they will have to fight with your support. Journal: Writing Down the Obvious The first and fundamental principle in overcoming anxiety is by allowing the person to write out certain details that prompt the...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anxiety Family Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Help Trauma anxious thoughts Entering Therapy family support Stress worry Source Type: news

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