Treating anxiety is the best method of dealing with anxiety unless the ailment is in its developing stages; hence someone has to take preventive measures against the ailment. One thing that someone has to realize is that how you accept that you are ailing from anxiety leads to faster recovery.
The first step in treating anxiety is acceptance of the patient that he has a disease and that he won’t recover from it unless he takes the necessary measures. Most therapist and psychologists since they are ones who are used to dealing with people of this kind always take the first initiative of letting the patient know that this ailment is curable and it is not fatal. Since some patients are psychotic and some are having comorbidity with depression it is at this stage where the doctor gets to understand where the patient is coming from before he can even get to examining him.
The second step in treating anxiety is choosing a plan of action and by this I mean you choose you the type of treatment you would like to be taking. This is usually deliberated between the patient and the doctor as soon as the doctor has done his examination and evaluation. The doctor sits with the patient and explains the different types of treatment that are there. To name just but a few they are, natural or herbal remedies treatment, over the counter medicines, lifestyle change practices and different forms of therapy.
The third stage in treating anxiety is medication and lifestyle change. This is the stage at which the patient starts taking his medication and adjusts his lifestyle to suit the doctor’s recommendation and prescription. This is so because some of the medication used to treat anxiety should not be taken with any other medication or consumed with alcohol or certain foods like milk. Also the side effects of some of these drugs lead to lack of appetite, insomnia, fatigue, drowsiness, dullness, slow brain activity, weight loss or weight gain. This therefore calls for the patient to adjust his life accordingly so that he will not be overcome by the changes that his mind or body will start to experience.
Still under medication there are lifestyle changes that can be good and help in the faster recovery of anxiety. These are doing activities like yoga, meditation, reducing the consumption of caffeine, tea, cola, alcohol, cigarettes, cannabis and chocolate, performing regular exercises, eating food that is healthy, practice deep abdominal breathing in the case of an anxiety attack, taking long warm baths and replacing negative self talk with positive self talk. When treating anxiety the patient needs to go for regular and often checkups so that the doctor, therapist or physician can monitor his progress and the changes that are taking place. In the meantime the patient can check with his doctor or pharmacist to find out if the prescribed medicine has chemicals that may contribute to anxiety or allergies.
As a conclusion the final stage is recovery. The patient is now tasked to see that he takes his medication as required so that he can recover and relapse. This is the sure way of ensuring a speedy recovery. As the patient is recovering he should ensure that he practices preventive measures and caution throughout the entire medication period.