Anxiety treatment at Nightingale Hospital

Many of us feel times of anxiety; it is a normal human feeling when in a perceived threatening or difficult situation. Sometimes feelings of anxiety can become stronger and last for periods of time, these anxious feelings can be understood and treated using a variety of approaches.

Symptoms of anxiety

Cognitive symptoms

  • Feeling worried all the time
  • Feeling tired
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Feeling irritable
  • Sleeping badly

Psychological symptoms

  • Irregular heartbeats (palpitations)
  • Sweating
  • Muscle tension and pains
  • Breathing heavily
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea

Anxiety treatment at Nightingale Hospital

Nightingale Hospital is a private mental health hospital in central London. We provide individual, tailor-made and flexible treatment programmes based on current clinical evidence. Patients can seek treatment at Nightingale Hospital through inpatient, day patient or outpatient treatment. Treatment programmes range from group therapy, individual therapy and family therapy options, and include clearly defined goals and can be customized to ensure that they best suit the patient’s personal needs.

We have a range of leading experts specialised in treating anxiety. This ensures that each patient is suitably matched with a therapist or consultant to address their individual needs and requirements. We aim to empower patients with various techniques they can put into practice in their everyday life.

Our treatment approach for anxiety

Our approach to treating anxiety at Nightingale Hospital in London involves individualised treatment programmes based on current clinical evidence. Treatment options for anxiety include:

Psychotherapy for anxiety

Psychotherapy is a method of treating anxiety, to help understand and normalise your anxieties. Psychotherapists work with patients on how past experiences can inform the present and learn how to deal with this. The treatment can take place in groups or individually

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, often known as CBT, is a way of alleviating psychological distress. CBT will help to learn more positive emotional and behavioural responses to situations and feelings that bring on your anxiety.

Medication for anxiety

Medication may help to feel less anxious and cope better so that you can start to enjoy life and deal with problems more effectively.

Helping a loved one with anxiety

  • Don’t pressure them to do more than they feel comfortable with, especially when having a panic attack
  • Ask about their experience and try to learn more about anxiety in general. They will feel supported and cared about by you attempting to understand their issues
  • When they are having a panic attack, support them by encouraging them to do breathing exercises (such as slowly and deeply, ask them to count out loud or name ten things they can see with their eyes)
  • Support them in seeking professional help, either through therapy or medication
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