Dealing with Anxiety and Stress: Understanding Anxiety Disorders and Effective Treatment III

In Good Practice the issue of importance of treating anxiety disorders is not just the alleviation of the symptoms, but if left untreated, there may be adverse consequences.  Family life and job performance may suffer; and there is a greater tendency to find solutions in drugs and alcohol.

Effective treatments are available for anxiety disorders.  Cognitive behavior therapy is an evidence based treatment.  That means research demonstrates that it is effective.  With cognitive therapy, the client learns that his /her thoughts lead to symptoms.  When these thoughts are identified, they can be changed by the client with practice so as to alleviate the frequency and intensity of  the anxiety symptoms.  When behavior therapy is combined with cognitive therapy, the undesirable behaviors can be reduced or stopped altogether.

Dr. Nadler has been using cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety for several decades to help people feel better and find more happiness.  His doctoral dissertation, way back in 1976, was about a paradigm using self-instructions (cognitions) to lessen test anxiety.  Dealing with anxiety and stress is one of his areas of expertise.

Irving Nadler, PhD    Tel:  561-361-0711

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