OCTOBER is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
by Dr. M de Klerk
Anxiety is so common that I am sure that you know someone who has had or currently has anxiety.
Perhaps you are suffering from anxiety and you are trying to understand why this has happened to you. You are probably also exploring different options to make your anxiety better.
The conventional perspective on anxiety is perhaps too simplified —myou have a neurotransmitter imbalance and you need a medication to re-establish that balance. This treatment may work, but not always.
This assumes that you are broken and the only fix is a pharmaceutical drug that you might have to take for many years.
And if you’ve chosen a medication to manage your symptoms—you have done nothing wrong.
In my next article I would like to offer you some tools to help you manage your symptoms…and maybe even kick the anxiety for good.
Dr. Marike de Klerk