Anxiety disorders are common and more than 1 in every 10 Americans will have an anxiety disorder at some time in their life. Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder and phobias.
When treating anxiety disorders, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This treatment has been researched and has been determined to be effective in treating anxiety disorders. Treatment includes education, relaxation skills, cognitive skills (evaluating thoughts and beliefs), and confronting your fear.