What is the theory behind this Anxiety Information worksheet?
A physical and mental response to perceived threats is anxiety. Anxiety can be beneficial in moderation. It shields us from harm and concentrates our attention on issues. However, anxiety can become a problem if it is too severe or interferes with our daily life functioning. CBT, Exposure therapy and techniques of behavioural therapies are used to treat Anxiety.
How will the worksheet help?
The first step in managing any condition is psychoeducation. This worksheet educates clients about anxiety and offers them a thorough understanding of their own symptoms, both of which will benefit in managing their anxiety.
How to use the worksheet?
This worksheet can be used by a therapist during the initial session. Therapists can also give a worksheet as homework to the client. The client can use this as a self help guide.
Anxiety information worksheet
|When anxiety is problematic?|
Your anxiety symptoms are extremely intense and pervasive.
You begin to avoid situations that can make you feel uneasy; Your reactions may be out of proportion to the circumstance.
You don’t feel in control of your emotions or bodily sensations;
Your worries prevent you from going about your daily business.
|Types of Anxiety|
Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Excessive anxiety or worry about several aspects of life, such as job commitments, health, finances, or minor worries
Phobia: Phobias are extreme fears of particular circumstances or things. Some of these phobias, like a fear of snakes, might make sense. But often, the intensity of worry is out of proportion to the circumstance.
Panic: If a person has panic disorder, he gets intense, sudden panic attacks. These attacks often feature stronger, more intense feelings than other types of anxiety disorders.
|Treatment for Anxiety |
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Anxiety disorders: Types, causes, symptoms & treatments. (n.d.). Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9536-anxiety-disorders
Kaczkurkin, A. N., & Foa, E. B. (2015). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders: an update on the empirical evidence. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 17(3), 337–346.
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