Do you suffer from anxiety? How CBT can help

Anxiety is a universal emotion that we all experience, but for 1 in 4 people, anxiety can be significantly debilitating. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychological treatment that is a first-line treatment for individuals with anxiety disorders. 

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal recently hosted a webinar with Dr. Randi McCabe and Dr. Anthony Levinson where they discussed in detail what anxiety is, how it can be treated and how to determine when the experience of anxiety warrants intervention. They examine how CBT targets anxiety symptoms and available resources, including self-help and therapist-assisted treatment. 

Mental health issues, such as anxiety, can affect physical health, emotional and social well-being, and overall quality of life. Supporting mental health is a critical consideration to the healthy aging process. If you missed the webinar, want to rewatch it, or know someone who may benefit from it, you can watch the recording and access helpful resources using the links below.

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