079 Anxiety Reconsidered – Daitch


Anxiety Revisited, Sectioned, And Corrected

Anxiety exists in context. We all consist of many parts. Some parts may be anxious and vulnerable and other parts are grounded and wise. When you are calm, you can access a strong and wise self as a resource for the more vulnerable parts of yourself. You can literally use the words coming from the wise part of self to support your worried self.
~ Carolyn Daitch

Carolyn Daitch, Ph.D. is the director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Farmington Hills, Michigan and is a Fellow of both the American and the Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is a routinely invited speaker around the world and frequently presents on ADHD and anxiety. Recognized for her practical, easy-to-implement interventions, Dr. Daitch is the author of four books, including the award-winning Affect Regulation Toolbox, Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide, and Anxious in Love. Her newest book is The Road to Calm Workbook. Dr. Daitch is quick, insightful, and her experience with insightful solutions for rethinking anxiety takes a different, constructive turn.

Focus: The Diagnostic Types Of Anxiety

Anxiety, daitch, cognitive anxiety, physical anxiety, emotional anxietyIt’s essential to consider that even when life is running smoothly, chronic worriers focus on unknown disaster looming around the corner. If you are a worrier, you suffer from one of:

Three Anxiety Subtypes: cognitive, emotional and physical anxiety.

  • Cognitive anxiety shows up as the worried thoughts you experience—the host of “what ifs” that plague you.
  • On the Emotional level, you may feel on edge or irritable most of the time. You feel particularly vulnerable because the world seems uncertain and unsafe.
  • On the Physical level, heightened stress hormones often lead to bodily ailments, stomachs, muscle pain, headaches.
  • To make things worse, sometimes the symptoms gang up and act up together, suddenly in mob fashion, or in an insidious sequence over time that creates a biological loop that feeds on itself.

Ed. Note:

Cognitive Anxiety is the singular most overlooked symptom complex with ADD/Executive Function challenges – see this video – and Dr. Daitch clearly understands this challenging invisible presentation. If you don’t ask, you can’t see.

Dr. Daitch Reports: Here At CBJ/079

  • The value of experience [3:22]
  • Affect defined & why I wrote The Affect Regulation Toolbox [5:10]
  • Think of the metaphor of a gas pedal to get the bigger picture [12:34]
  • My personal example to demonstrate the Three Anxiety Subtypes [15:36]
  • How to break down anxiety – the 90 Second Time Out [16:28]
  • Daitch relaxes Parker with an “Eye Roll Technique”  [18:30]
  • Moving forward with an improved perspective [25:23]
  • A specific self-management approach for those with ADD [28:44]
  • Details on the issue of Cognitive Anxiety [31:33]
  • I’m really a stickler for working with homework [36:42]


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Dr. Daitch’s Recommendations

  • ADHD with Comorbid Anxiety: A Review of the Current Literature David Beck Schatz, Stanford University School of Medicine, Anthony L. Rostain, University of Pennsylvania
  • The Relationships Among ADHD, Self-Esteem, and Test Anxiety in Young Adults Dan Orrie and Sivan Raz, Department of Psychology, The Center for Psychobiological Research, The Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel, Israel

CBJ Interviews Relevant To Functional Anxiety Diagnosis



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