Catherine O’Neill, services manager for anxiety helpline charity Anxiety UK has said that the disorder is one of the issues for which they receive the most calls.
Many patients seek constant reassurance from GP’s and helplines such as Anxiety UK that there is nothing wrong with them, with the most common fears being HIV and cancer.
O’Neill explains that many callers have nursed someone close to them through a debilitating illness such as cancer and this results in them becoming preoccupied with the fear they might have it themselves.
The disorder is characterised by the excessive seeking of reassurance from friends and family and if these symptoms do sound familiar to you then it is important that you seek help.
There are many avenues of treatment for anxiety which is often treated using a variety of approaches. Cognitive behavioural therapy, behavioural therapy and medication are all treatments which are known to have successfully helped anxiety.
Hypnotherapy is also an option worth considering and has been used for the treatment of anxiety in many cases. The key to hypnotherapy treatment is its ability to access the subconscious to seek out the root cause of the anxiety. This will allow the practitioner to change the individuals perception of the past event or to release emotion from it.
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