The treatment of anxiety problems in Madrid
Anxiety and fear are emotions that we all experience from time to time . These are reactions that in their proper measure and depending on the situation in which they are triggered, help us to adapt ourselves more efficiently to the environment. The problem is that in many occasions the intensity, frequency and duration of these emotions affect one or several areas of our life.
Normally people suffering from anxiety problems suffer a lot and feel desperate. What they usually do not know is that the psychological treatment for these problems is tremendously effective in a relatively short time and relapses are minimal.
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Why anxiety and fear become a problem?
The main cause of the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders is the difficulty of the person who suffers to regulate this type of emotions. In general, the person does not have cognitive, emotional and behavioral tools to cope with the unpleasant experience of feeling these dysfunctional states.
The problem is that, far from remitting spontaneously, these disorders tend to get worse and worse over time if the right remedy is not put in place, since Answers of anxiety and fear have to be generalized to more and more areas and more situations , which in the end supposes a significant deterioration of the life of the person who suffers them.
What is the treatment of choice for anxiety disorders?
Treatments that have demonstrated efficacy and are well established for panic disorder with and without agoraphobia, simple phobias, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder are cognitive-behavioral , and have an efficacy rate of between 69% and 85% after 6 months of treatment (Ellard et al., 2010).
The problem is that most people who suffer from this type of problem only, at best, access primary care (primary care) treatment (Kovess-Masfety et al., 2007) in which they are treated with SSRI or anxiolytic antidepressants. The efficacy rate of this type of intervention is only 27.4% according to the data from the recent PsicAP study.
That is to say, Psychological treatment is three times more effective than typical pharmacological treatment prescribed from primary care.
Work in psychotherapy
How do we work from the psychological cabinet in Madrid In Mental Balance with people suffering from problems related to anxiety?
In our case, we are specialized in the management of emotions and in the problems of mood and anxiety. We work to evaluate and detect the variables that are involved in the start and maintenance of the problem. In this way we can have a personalized and global vision of the case that allows us to intervene in a much more precise way.
To do this, we use the procedures that have proven most effective when evaluating people who suffer from this type of problem.
Once the evaluation is done, we move on to the formulation and return of information to the patient . In this stage, we elaborate a hypothesis of the beginning and maintenance of the problem and we share it with our client.
We use for this the current scientifically proven models that better explain the case in order to design a treatment plan adapted to the specific needs of each person who asks for our help.
The intervention in the patient
Once the objectives of the therapy have been established, we move on to the treatment stage, in which we train the client in the necessary techniques to modify the problematic variables that we have detected in the evaluation.
Our priority is always the improvement of the client, which moves us to use the procedures that have proven to work in thousands of people around the world. Our professionals are in constant training, which makes us keep abreast of the latest research and ultimately, obtain very satisfactory results with people who come to our cabinet.
In addition, what makes us different is that we center the psychological intervention on the altered emotional processes , instead of focusing on the symptom.
This revolutionary way of dealing with cases of anxiety helps us obtain better results and have a very high efficacy rate for anxiety problems.
In addition, in this way we cobble the client in such a way that he increases his level of self-knowledge and has a much more objective vision of how his emotional reactions work, which allows him to use the techniques in which we train to improve not only his anxiety symptoms but all the areas of his life.
How long is a therapy for anxiety problems?
The interventions that we propose are of a brief nature , although everything depends on many variables. Usually more motivated clients tend to achieve better results in less time, but factors such as the duration of the problem, the existence of other emotional disorders or the involvement in therapy are crucial in predicting both duration and therapeutic success.
Normally, if there are not too many complications, the average is 10-12 sessions with a weekly periodicity at the beginning, until you have been able to evaluate the case well and train the person in the necessary techniques for emotional management. After, When the improvement begins, the sessions are normally divided into biweekly or monthly periods .
In our cabinet we actively fight the old myth that you have to go to the psychologist for years, since we usually get a significant improvement in much less time.
How can I make an appointment in your cabinet?
We only attend by appointment, since we need to prepare each case thoroughly in order to provide the best service. Therefore, to book an appointment at our center, you just have to call us or leave us your contact information on the web so we can contact you.
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- Ellard, K. K., Fairholme, C. P., Boisseau, C. L., Farchione, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2010). Unified protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: Protocol development and initial outcome data. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17 (1), 88-101.
- Kovess-Masfety, V., Alonso, J., Brugha, T.S., Angermeyer, M.C., Haro, J.M., & Sevilla-Dedieu, C. (2007). Differences in lifetime use of services for mental health problems in six European countries. Psychiatric Services, 58 (2), 213-220.