Everyone experiences different levels of anxiety. Anxiety often manifests as restlessness, sweating, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. It’s the body’s natural response to stressful situations and it can be a normal and healthy emotion. When it happens occasionally, like before a test or when faced with a difficult problem at work, it might even help you focus better. However, once the trigger is removed, your body should return to its normal state and you should be able to get back to your daily life. Anxiety symptoms constitute a problem when the fear and uneasiness become overwhelming and debilitating.
Anxiety disorders can look different on different people. Some markers of an anxiety disorder include excessive nervousness, extreme fear, and shortness of breath. People suffering from anxiety disorders may also experience persistent worry and intense fear about a variety of things. People with anxiety may also struggle to control their feelings of worry, lose their focus easily, and have difficulty sleeping. Some people may find that these symptoms can co-occur with other mental health issues such asdepression.
Benefits of therapy for anxiety
There are several factors such as genetics, brain chemistry, and stress that may contribute to an anxiety disorder. Moreover,traumatic events or a family history of anxiety disorders or other disorders that require mental health care may be risk factors.
40 million adults in the United States battle anxiety disorders but only 36.9 percent of them are receiving treatment. Therapy can help patients suffering from anxiety to identify triggers and work through their fears in order to resume a normal life. In therapy, we will use a variety of modalities for anxiety such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed, attachment, and mindfulness. During our therapy sessions, you will learn coping mechanisms and techniques to develop insight into your anxiety.
Sometimes symptoms of anxiety may require medications butstudies show therapy can help people with anxiety. Therapy provides the tools to identify potential causes and manage your symptoms of anxiety. One of the first steps towards recovery is to learn how to differentiate between normal feelings of anxiety and a potential anxiety disorder. Book your appointment and let’s talk!
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