How to DELETE: Generalized Anxiety

Do you suffer from anxiety? Many people do.

Eliminate anxiety with the DELETE TechniquesWhen we perceive a situation as dangerous, we naturally become anxious. If the perceived danger is real, that's okay. But when we have feelings of dread and apprehension without sufficient or specific cause, we feel anxious most of the time. Such anxiety itself becomes a cause for concern.

In many cases, unwarranted feelings of anxiety are acquired responses (habits), which have been programmed by previous experience, imagination and instructions.

For instance, many children are afraid of the dark. These programmed feelings of fear and anxiety become an automatic response and are carried unconsciously into later years. But these programmed feelings of anxiety can be eliminated.

How can I know if I have generalized anxiety?

  • Excessive anxiety and worry about several events for at least 6 months
  • If you cannot control your worry
  • At least three of the following symptoms are present for most of the past 6 months (only one symptom is needed for children):
    • Restlessness or feeling keyed up
    • Being easily fatigued
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Irritability
    • Muscle tension
    • Sleep disturbance
    • Anxiety interferes with normal social or occupational functioning
    • Anxiety is not due to substance use or a general medical condition

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV

Main features of anxiety:

  • Uncontrollable and excessive worry occurring more days than not about a number of everyday events
  • Worry is often accompanied by restlessness and physical symptoms
  • Intolerance of uncertainty
  • Work problems due to anxiety

Questions about anxiety:

  • Do you worry excessively about everyday things such as your family, health, work or finances?
  • Do family and friends tell you that you worry too much?
  • Does worry interfere with your sleeping?
  • Does worrying frequently make you feel physically ill with headaches, stomach trouble or fatigue?

What is anxiety?

Anxiety can be a normal reaction to stress. It may seem to help you deal with a stressful situation (i.e. in the office, studying for an exam, keep focused on an important speech). However, when anxiety becomes excessive, where the individual dreads everyday situations, it can become a disorder (National Institute of Mental Health). There are both physical and cognitive symptoms associated with anxiety.

Symptoms of anxiety

Physical symptoms of anxiety include:
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Increased muscle tension
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Upset stomach
  • Dizziness
Emotional symptoms of anxiety include:
  • Feelings of restlessness
  • Feelings of worry or dread
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Feeling tense or jumpy
  • Anticipating danger

(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV)

How common is anxiety?

Anxiety is the most common mental disorder. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), approximately 40 million adults ages 18 and older (15.1%) suffer from anxiety disorders. Women are more likely than men to have anxiety however, this varies depending on the type of anxiety. Sufferers of anxiety are 3-5 times more likely to go see a doctor due to the physical symptoms that arise from anxiety. According to Dr. Luann, the doctor is only treating the symptom and not the root cause of the problem. For instance, a person may get a headache due to stress. To treat the headache, the person takes an aspirin. However, that individual will continue to get headaches if the stress level stays the same. So which is better: to continue to take aspirin every time the individual gets a headache, or to reduce the stress to prevent the headache from reoccurring altogether?

There are several types of anxiety such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Specific phobias, and Panic Disorder ( The ADAA has found that about 6.8 million Americans aged 18 and older (~3%) suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and women are twice more likely than men to suffer from it ( According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV, GAD is characterized by an excessive and persistent worry about everything and the individual has difficulty controlling this worry.

Causes of anxiety

Anxiety may be caused by a number of factors:

  • Genetics
  • Chemical imbalance
  • Personality
  • Learned behavior

Age of onset

Anxiety typically begins during late childhood and adolescence, however certain types of anxiety can be found in children much younger (i.e. separation anxiety, stranger anxiety).

Here’s the Good News!!!

Feelings of anxiety can be overcome through a process called the DELETE Techniques.

It is a simple system by which individuals easily and quickly learn to selectively DELETE (eliminate) their unpleasant or unwanted thoughts and feelings.

The DELETE Techniques are widely known for achieving rapid positive response, and they work for almost everyone.

ACT NOW! Suffering is optional…

If you (or someone you know) suffer from attacks of anxiety, you should consider trying the DELETE Techniques as soon as possible. There’s no reason to suffer needlessly when something can be done to resolve your problem.

We invite you to call us for a FREE initial telephone consultation to determine how the DELETE Techniques will help you. We offer both group and private sessions. We accept many insurance coverages and credit cards. This makes our services available and affordable to virtually everyone.

Contact Dr. Luann today to get your free, confidential consultation. Call 1-858-581-1122, or use our online contact form to send her a message.


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