Anxiety and Depression often go hand in hand. The majority of people suffering from depression also have symptoms of anxiety. And many people with anxiety also have depression. Though once seen as separate conditions, it is now widely accepted that anxiety and depression are often part of the same disorder.
When depression is effectively treated, anxiety symptoms usually disappear, and when anxiety is alleviated, depression lifts.
Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, worry, or fear that is generated from within. For example, an angry dog in your path would cause you to feel fear rather than anxiety. After the threat (the dog) has passed, if you feel frightened for an extended period of time, or have fears that another dog will show up, or can't sleep because you feel unsafe or nervous -- that is anxiety.
Anxiety may be experienced as the after-effect of a "real" and apparent source of danger, or it may be present for reasons beyond your conscious awareness. For many, simply fretting about the future, worrying about tomorrow, mentally controlling what's to come, creates a chronic state of anxiety.
Major types of Anxiety Disorders:
There are several major types of anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, and post-traumatic stress disorder), and many people with depression experience at least one of these. Others may experience periodic episodes of fear, worry or free floating anxiety that isn't easily categorized. It appears that both depression and anxiety are related to the same neurological processes.
Psychotherapy (CBT) vs. Energy Psychology for Anxiety:
Although mainstream psychology has yet to fully recognize the potency of energy psychology treatments (such as EFT), there is ample evidence, and thousands of case histories by licensed psychotherapists that demonstrates it's superiority over other treatments. Mainstream psychology has for some time now embraced cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as the most effective and fast acting treatment for 80-90% of anxiety and depression cases. While it's true that CBT is quiet effective (and can naturally bring about the same changes in the brain that medication is intended to target), energy psychology treatments have been shown to produce the same or higher success rates as CBT, in a shorter time, and with more permanent positive results.
Anxiety Disorders are among the most treatable by Energy Psychology
Of all the many psychological issues and psychiatric disorders that respond well to energy psychology techniques, it appears that the anxiety disorders are the most highly treatable. In my energy psychology practice, (primarily using EFT), I've often witnessed profound results in just one session. I've had clients come in with daily panic attacks, or a nearly constant state of anxiety, who were feeling relaxed and giddy by the end of the first session, and later reported that this state lasted for the rest of the day, or even for several days after. And the beauty of it, is that this can occur without the usual self-analysis and psychological "processing" of intense emotions and negative thoughts. A relatively brief series of EFT sessions can often produce life-changing transformations. Though the mainstream is always slow to accept a new, and radically different form of treatment until hundreds of large scale studies have been published, I am certain that energy psychology will be the treatment of the future for anxiety and depression , as well as most other psychiatric disorders.