Anxiety Disorders

What is it? There are several types of anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, phobias and panic attacks. They all tend to exhibit some degree of tension.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?  Symptoms of anxiety by type:

  • Generalized anxiety is characterized by worry, restlessness, feeling keyed up, fatigued easily, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and/or sleep disturbance.
  • Separation anxiety is characterized by recurrent excessive distress when anticipating or experiencing separation from home or certain people or excessive worry about losing people close.
  • Phobias are extreme and irrational fears of an object or a situation and avoidance of those things.
  • Social phobia or social anxiety disorders involve a fear of social situations and fears of scrutiny by others. It is the most frequent form of phobia.
  • Panic disorder is primarily characterized by physical symptoms like a pounding heart, sweating, trembling, sensations of shortness of breath, chest pain, and nausea.  Psychological symptoms include fear of dying, loss of control or feelings of unreality.

How is it treated by ETT®?  Generalized anxiety symptoms are often eliminated in a brief series of sessions.  Single phobias are often changed within a brief series of sessions.  Social phobias may take a little longer to resolve.  A single panic attack can often be eliminated in a couple of sessions, but a history of several panic attacks often requires a brief series of sessions.