GAD can be effectively managed with:
GAD can often be well managed by various therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
CBT has been proven to be effective in treating GAD. It teaches individuals to recognise their thoughts and ways to change their behavior in situations that trigger anxiety.
Practising relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and meditation can be very useful to calm the mind and body.
Regular practice of these techniques can help to significantly bring down stress levels and assist the individual to be more mindful of his / her bodily sensations when faced with situations that cause anxiety.
Your doctor may prescribe medication to treat generalized anxiety disorder in cases where the anxiety is interfering with the daily functioning and well-being. Discuss any concerns with your doctor, so you can collaboratively work out the best treatment plan for your situation.
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