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DBT For Anxiety
DBT is an effective treatment for people who struggle with anxiety disorders. Research shows that mindfulness techniques help people who struggle with anxiety (Harvard Heath Blog, 2015) and mindfulness is an integral part of DBT treatment.
Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and panic disorders as well as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias.
Symptoms of panic attack include:
- Racing heart
- Weakness or dizziness
- Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers
- Sense of terror or impending doom or death
- Cold sweat or chills
- Chest pains
- Breathing difficulties
- Feeling a loss of control
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 18.1% of adults, according to leading specialists in anxiety treatment. (Source: NIH, 2015).