Is anxiety treatable?
The good news is there is a lot that can be done to help manage and overcome anxiety and its effects on your life. What works and to what extent will be different for everyone.
It is worth holding onto the fact that anxiety is a normal emotion. Most of the time it is a “helpful” emotion that can give us energy and keeps us alert to danger or to great opportunities. A helpful way to think about emotions is that they are there to be felt – not cured. You can’t really “cure” an emotion, no matter how unpleasant it may be.
There are things that can help you to control your feelings of anxiety. Anxiety UK put it very helpfully,
“A combination of therapy, medication and self help strategies can help anybody affected by anxiety overcome their disorder and reach a point where they control their anxiety rather than the anxiety controlling them and affecting their quality of life... No such treatment exists that will rid you of anxiety overnight, and it is often this realisation, that the answer of recovery lies within oneself, that starts people off on that road to recovery”.
For more information you can go to our page How can I manage my anxiety?