Anxiety. Lets be honest, it doesn't always make a whole lot of sense. However, there is more to anxiety that you may just see on the outside. It can be confusing when a loved one is struggling with an anxiety disorder and difficult to understand how they can be "worked up" over something so simple or illogical. As a therapist that specializes working with people with anxiety disorders and OCD, here are some things that I think are important for family members to know to better understand their loved ones:
As a family member, what can you do to best support your loved one? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Having an understanding of how an anxiety disorder can effect someone and the ways to be most supportive to your loved one during these times can improve your loved one's progress in therapy. A supportive and understanding family member can be a major asset to help them regain control of their lives back from anxiety.
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