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The Many Faces of Anxiety

Anxiety is often seen as a collective ball. An all-encompassing state of being that you either have or don’t have.

But in reality, there are various forms of anxiety that one could struggle with (and they are not all optimally treated by the same therapeutic approaches as the other).

2 thoughts on “The Many Faces of Anxiety

  • May 6, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you for this detailed information. I have healed from 2 episodes of depression but still suffer from symptoms of anxiety 19 years after my initial diagnosis. I have an amazing psychiatrist/therapist and in the last four years of psychotherapy we have dealt with prolonged grief from the death of my father which caused me to go from numb to feeling emotions. My relationship with my father involved emotional incest, emotional and verbal abuse from my childhood as well as fear of abandonment from his using the silent treatment and exile from the family until his anger subsided. We are just now going to work on the present so I can figure out who I really am, lack of self actualization, fear related to my sexuality. As well as this therapy he referred me for some CBT coping techniques and now couples counseling. My anxiety path ran all through this article and luckily I have a Dr who knew which approaches to combine for me.

  • May 29, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Thank you Nathan. Its hard for many people to grasp the extend to which anxiety and depression can have such a debilitating effect on people’s lives. One area that is often overlooked is where it impacts a person’s ability to hold down a job and support themselves ( and the flow on effect on self-esteem). Luckily this is becoming less of an issue these days as technology has made it easier for people to build ‘online’ businesses and freelance rather than struggle with others in office environments.
    Kind Regards,


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