Anxiety Therapy Solutions
Anxiety is something everyone experiences occasionally. Before a first date, an exam, or a big presentation at work it is normal to feel nervous and tense, sometimes even preoccupied that something bad might happen. Anxiety disorders are a group of illnesses that describe people who feel anxious more often or more intensely than is considered “normal.” While normal looks different for everyone, it is usually considered a problem when it interferes with a person’s ability to live their life by interfering with daily activities or causing them constant distress. Some people feel anxious all the time, while others might feel fine some of the time then suddenly experience intense moments of anxiousness and terror (like panic attacks).
Anxiety can start to become a problem at any point during someone’s life, but they often begin in childhood or adolescence and continue into adulthood.
Common signs and symptoms include:
- Feeling nervous, restless or tense
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
- Having an increased heart rate
- Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
- Feeling weak or tired
- Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
- Having trouble sleeping
- Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
- Having difficulty controlling worry
- Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety