Anxiety is very prevalent right now. But many of my clients don’t want to rely on a prescription medication to treat their symptoms. Research shows a change in your diet may help.
There are many types of anxiety such as feelings of fear, worry and uneasiness. Each one is usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is actually minimally stressful.
Assessment and Treatment Methods
The first thing I do when seeing a new client is an interview to determine family symptoms and coping strategies. Next, I administer questionnaires to determine the degree of anxiety.
There are many types of anxiety disorders from panic disorders and social anxiety disorder to specific phobias and generalized anxiety disorder. Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but generally include:
- feelings of panic, fear and uneasiness
- problems sleeping
- cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
- shortness of breath
- heart palpitations
- dry mouth
- numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- muscle tension and dizziness
Dietary Changes Can Reduce Ask Anxiety
Recent research also indicates that diet can also be a factor in anxiety. Adding certain supplements or foods to the person’s diet can decrease anxiety symptoms.
This is good news and easy to add to your daily regime. Always check with your doctor about any interactions that may occur.
If you would like to be assessed and receive support while you reduce your anxiety symptoms, call or schedule an appointment so we can work together to reduce the unpleasant inner turmoil you may be feeling.