Anxiety Disorders: Symptoms and Treatment
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults, according to statistics from the Anxiety And Depression Association of America (ADAA.org). Approximately 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders with only one-third of those receiving treatment.
Symptoms of Anxiety or Panic:
Occasional anxiety and stress is a common part of life. However, the presence of severe anxiety and panic can strip you of joy and happiness, and can reduce quality of life. Below is a list of common symptoms of anxiety, which can range from moderate to severe, depending on each person.
- Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Difficulty with concentration
- Muscle tension or soreness
- Difficulty controlling the thoughts or fears that go around in your head
- Sleep difficulties (low quality sleep, ussies falling or staying asleep)
- Sudden and repeated panic attacks involving intense fear
- Feelings “out of control”or that they are “going crazy”
- Preoccupation with when the next panic attack will occur
- Fear or avoidance of places/events where panic attacks have occurred in the past
Panic Attacks (also known as Anxiety Attacks) are intense and severe periods of panic. Panic can be unexpected or situational (occurring in feared destinations or at feared events) and cause significant distress for the sufferer. While Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder can be terrifying, it is highly treatable. We are here to help you get your life back!
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: Therapy and Counseling
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