A person with anxiety disorder will perceive threats to an exaggerated degree, have repetitious negative thoughts, and an increased sense of arousal and fear. This causes high blood pressure, a rapidly beating heart, and even digestive problems in those who are affected. Whether they are suffering from General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), the effects can be so sever that they are unable to perform daily tasks. A common treatment for anxiety disorders is cognitive-behavioral therapy, which seeks to replace the affected thought processes with more reasonable responses. Recent studies have shown that mindfulness-based therapies show substantial results, however, by changing the relationship between the patient and their thoughts.
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