Everyone faces challenges from time to time. Loneliness, isolation, or fear can leave us feeling distressed and hopeless. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that approximately 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety, and 15 million suffer from depression. These problems can affect relationships, work performance and other important areas of living, leaving a person emotionally and spiritually depleted. Many people turn to drugs or alcohol, unhealthy relationships, or other traps that ultimately leave a person feeling empty.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment option for men and women struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and relationship problems.
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Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., and although they are highly treatable, only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Anxiety can affect nearly every area of our lives. Anxiety can take many forms, yet each one has at its core a fear or worry that something devastating will happen in the future, which could be imminent or a while from now.
Anxiety can be a helpful response when a real threat is present. It becomes problematic when the anxiety level exceeds what would be expected for a given situation, the anxiety doesn’t go away after the threat has passed, or anxiety is there when a no real threat exists. For all of these problems, a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach can help. CBT helps people solve their problems by learning to change the way they think and act in various situations. CBT is a well-established and highly effective treatment option for anxiety.
Depression is a serious mental illness and is much more than typical sadness about a discouraging situation or event. Depression is characterized by feelings of intense sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness that persists for weeks and significantly interferes with a person’s day to day functioning. People with severe depression find it difficult to do even the most routine daily tasks, and even find less or no enjoyment in activities once enjoyed.
The causes of depression can vary, though it is often thought to be connected with biological and cognitive factors. Like anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach can help with depression. CBT helps people solve their problems by learning to change the way they think and act in various situations. CBT is a well-established and highly effective treatment option for depression.