Dr. Bridget Walker, a clinical psychologist, specializes in treating anxiety and associated disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, hoarding, and post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adults.
Identifying the Problem
So how do you determine if the amount of anxiety you or a loved one is experiencing falls outside the range of “normal?” If you are seeking answers, you are probably already uncomfortable with the anxiety levels in your life. Perhaps this anxiety is adversely affecting your day-to-day routine. Or possibly you are spending unusual amounts of time providing reassurance to a fearful child. If you feel that the current anxiety being manifested causes you to alter your customary activities, this questionnaire may help you to determine if CBT is the solution for you.
What is Anxiety
Anxiety is a normal part of any healthy person’s life. Mother Nature equipped us with the fight or flight response to help us protect ourselves in dangerous situations. Anxiety can also prove helpful by heightening our performance in areas such as athletic competitions and standardized tests. Sometimes, however, anxiety can grow to the point where, instead of serving us well, it becomes harmful to a person’s well-being.