Although there are many types of Anxiety out there today GAD tends to be the most prevalent in the United States as opposed to Panic, OCD, PTSD, and Agoraphobia. I have been diagnosed with both Severe OCD and GAD with some Panic, and it seems an analogous question but knowing the facts about how GAD works in the body is it possible for there to actually be a real fix for it.
GAD is when the body's natural Fight or Flight response is triggered with no imminent threat detected. It's a condition in which the hormonal imbalance in the brain causes one to always enter the fight or flight response even to no apparent threat consisitently day in and day out.
I suppose what I have a hard time understanding is. CBT Therapy is used to try and re-teach your cognitive brain to re-assess situations in a different light, making new situations not as scary. And Medications are used to try and force a balance of Seretonin levels in the brain. However looking at the problem analytically is it truly possible to change the way the brain processes data? It's a part of our subconscious mind that causes this to happen, meaning we have no control over the imbalance taking place, therefore is there any way to actually fight the problem of GAD itself or is all we're doing fighting the anxiety that comes as a result of the disorder?
Edited by: RAGNAROX248 at: 11/17/2011 (09:49)
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