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General Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Definition

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General Anxiety Disorder or GAD can be addressed using the power of hypnosis and the subconscious mind. Meridian Peak Hypnosis works with clients around the world via Skype and Apple FaceTime.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a constant sense of worry and fear that interferes with daily life. People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder may experience feelings of dread, distress, or agitation for no discernible reason – psychiatrists refer to this unexplained, trigger-less anxiety as “free floating anxiety“. 

Those with General Anxiety Disorder expect the worst, and worry about things like work, money, their family and friends, or their health, even when there’s no realistic cause to be concerned. The anxiety experienced may occur for a specific reason or be triggered by an event, but be disproportionately great or unrealistic for the situation.

General Anxiety Disorder and Excessive Worrying

General Anxiety Disorder can turn into a cycle of excessive worrying. Though many people with GAD realize that their worry is unrealistic or unwarranted, feelings of anxiety persist and seem unmanageable, leaving sufferers feeling out of control. Some of those afflicted can still lead normal lives with productive jobs and active social lives, but be constantly internally struggling with worry and distress.

Common Drugs Prescribed for General Anxiety Disorder

Medications prescribed for General Anxiety Disorder include Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), including fluoxetime (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), paroxetine (Paxil), and fluvoxamine (Luvox). Additional medications include Benzodiazepines: A frequently used sedative and anti-anxiety medication for GAD, benzodiazepines include diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), clonazepam (Klonopin), and alprazolam (Xanax). However, benzodiazepines aren’t always the best course of action – they can cause addiction and dependency, and are at risk for being abused.

Hypnosis Helps You Break the Cycle of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Hypnosis works directly with the subconscious mind which is the part of you that regulates actions and reactions in the automated part of your mind. This is the part of you that talk therapy simply cannot access (they work only with the conscious mind which is a barrier and has a low success rate). 

Hypnosis Works With The Root Cause

By hypnosis working directly with the part of the mind that regulates your reactions, the hypnotic process removes all the barriers to other therapies helping you. Once inside the mind and in the right place, our practitioners help you remove the automated reactions that no longer serve you and replace them with a new “toolbox” of responses that help you to feel relaxed and in control of your emotions and responses to stimuli.

Hypnosis is 100% Natural

Hypnosis helps you achieve freedom from General Anxiety Disorder without the use of addictive prescription medication. Hypnosis works directly with your subconscious mind and bypasses the analytical/critical element of your conscious mind (the part that medication “tricks” into feeling that everything is okay when it really is not being fixed).

Hypnosis Gives a Pathway to Working With Your Doctor to Reduce Medications

Many Meridian Peak Hypnosis clients find and learn through the process a pathway to work with their doctor to reduce their prescription medication for General Anxiety Disorder. Medications taken should always be discussed and changed through the guidance of your doctor. Our clients learn a pathway forward to work through their anxiety where reduced amounts of medications can become needed because a new toolbox of skills are learned and become their new habit.

Hypnosis is proven more effective than traditional counseling

In a study in American Health Magazine, hypnosis and hypnotherapy have a 93% success rate compared with lower results from other methods of therapy which require far more sessions.  Click here to learn more about hypnosis and its high success rate.

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Additional Information:

Wikipedia - Hypnotherapy
Wikipedia - Self Hypnosis
National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)