Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your anxieties and fears? Do you hold on to ideas and thoughts that leads you down a path of feeling anxious or “unsettled? Do you actively avoid whatever you fear even if the fear is real or imagined?
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. Symptoms may include restlessness, feeling stressed, difficulty concentrating and irritability. Anxiety disorders are generally treated with therapy, medication, or both. It is important to remember that everyone experiences anxiety differently and the treatment will vary from person to person.
Individuals with anxiety symptoms experience intense worry and fear and sometimes the fears and worries can impact individuals’ life. Anxiety is a subjective feeling of unease, discomfort, apprehension, or fearful concern accompanied by a host of autonomic and somatic manifestations. Anxiety is a normal, emotional, reasonable, and expected response to real or potential danger. It is completely normal to feel anxious when faced with potentially harmful situations because this is our brains way of giving us warning signs that we need to navigate the dangers around us. Having an increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty with concentrating, and having difficulty controlling worry are just a few ways our body responds to a “threat” or perceived “threat.
It is not uncommon for most anxiety to revolve around the following:
- Being in social situations
- Not getting enough sleep
- Being stressed about work
- Being stressed about family dynamic or relationship issues
- Financial troubles
- Experiencing conflict with peers/perceived threat of experiencing conflict with peers
- Being in a cluttered space
- Health related issues/recent diagnosis
- Experiencing major life transitions
- Self-esteem issues
- School/academic related issues
While there are a variety of factors that could be playing a role in why someone is experiencing anxiety related symptoms, there are also more than one anxiety disorders, in which all can be treated.
There are several types of anxiety disorders such as:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic Attack
- Social anxiety disorder
- Separation anxiety disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
We help individuals uncover the underlying causes of your anxiety symptoms by conducting a thorough mental health assessment to assess for symptoms, and to determine the best treatment approach to utilize to treat symptoms. We treat most anxiety disorders by utilizing evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as other modalities that we find are the most appropriate for our patients.