Anxiety Therapy and Treatment in Bismarck, ND
Dr. David Brooks uses EMDR Therapy to help people heal their mild to severe anxiety. It’s anxiety treatment that actually works.
What are the signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder?
Anxiety disorders are characterized by feelings of fear, worry, and uneasiness that can become overwhelming and interfere with everyday life.
Common symptoms of anxiety disorders include:
- Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Increased heart rate
- Sweating and trembling
- Upset stomach
- Irrational fears
- Muscle tension
- Chronic fatigue
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is crucial to seek help from a mental health professional, like Dr. Brooks. With the proper treatment, anxiety can be managed and its symptoms reduced.
What causes anxiety disorders?
Anxiety disorders are caused by a combination of genetic predisposition, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
Specific life experiences, such as trauma, can trigger an anxiety disorder in someone predisposed to it. Stressful life events, such as the death of a loved one, a traumatic experience, or a difficult work situation, can also contribute to the development of an anxiety disorder.
Other factors, such as lifestyle choices, social isolation, and substance abuse, can also contribute to the development of an anxiety disorder.
The dangers of chronic anxiety
Chronic anxiety can severely and negatively affect an individual‘s physical and mental health.
Left untreated, it can lead to various health issues, such as difficulty sleeping, headaches, fatigue, digestive problems, and a weakened immune system. Anxiety can also cause depression, social isolation, and difficulty functioning daily.
It can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as substance abuse, self–destructive behavior, and avoidance of situations that trigger anxiety. It is vital to seek professional help if anxiety is causing distress and disruption in your life.
EMDR therapy is an excellent option for those looking to address their anxiety and reduce its symptoms.
How does EMDR therapy help treat anxiety?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is a powerful form of psychotherapy that is used to help treat anxiety disorders.
This type of therapy works by helping the patient to process and resolve overwhelming and traumatic memories.
Through guided eye movement, EMDR helps to break the cycle of negative thoughts and feelings associated with anxiety, allowing the patient to gain insight and clarity into their emotions.
With the help of EMDR, patients can find relief from the debilitating effects of anxiety and can begin to move forward in their lives with more confidence and self–assurance.
How does Dr. Brooks administer EMDR treatment for anxiety?
Dr. Brooks values humor in good taste and usually practices casually in blue jeans. He is hopeful that your experience with him will be rather enjoyable and that he will provide you significant relief from upsetting memories and fears and be able to assist you in reducing unwanted cravings, if any.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration of treatment by Dr. David Brooks at Dakota Trauma Therapy.