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How Professional Help Can Guide Individuals Toward Managing Their Condition

Anxiety

Anxiety is a familiar sensation to many, manifesting as a flutter of worry before an important event or a sense of unease when facing uncertainty.


In some cases, anxiety may deliver you a boost of energy or help you focus. However, when fear and panic become overwhelming and persistent and interfere with daily activities such as work performance, school, and relationships, they may signal an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are conditions in which you have anxiety that does not go away and can get worse over time.

What causes anxiety disorders?

Anxiety can impact individuals differently, but specific core symptoms are commonly experienced by those struggling with this condition. Recognizing these symptoms is the first step toward managing anxiety effectively.- **Feeling Restless or On Edge**: A hallmark of anxiety, this symptom is characterized by an inability to relax. Individuals may feel constantly ‘wound up’ or overwhelmed by impending doom, even without actual danger.

  • Being Irritable

Those with anxiety often find themselves having a shorter temper than usual. Minor inconveniences or routine interactions may provoke frustration or anger, affecting relationships and social interactions.

  • Getting Tired Easily

Anxiety can be physically exhausting. The constant tension and alertness can drain energy, leading to fatigue even without physical exertion.

  • Difficulty Concentrating

Anxiety can scatter focus, making it hard to concentrate on the tasks. People may find their minds going blank or being unable to remember what they were doing.

  • Sleep Problems

Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep is common among those with anxiety disorders. The mind may race with worries at night, making restful sleep elusive.

  • Having Tense Muscles

Physical manifestations of anxiety include muscle tension. Individuals might experience soreness, headaches, or discomfort as a result of prolonged muscle tension.

These symptoms can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of an individual’s life, from personal relationships to professional performance. For more detailed information on anxiety and its impact, resources like MedlinePlus and the National Institute of Mental Health offer valuable insights on the subject.

Next Steps

Anxiety

How are anxiety disorders diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and medical history. If you don’t have another health problem, your PCP may refer you to a mental health professional for a psychological evaluation.  

The good news? Anxiety disorders are treatable. Most of our clients who suffer from anxiety were able to reduce or get rid of symptoms after a series of psychotherapy sessions, and many patients notice improvement after just a few meetings.

What are the treatments for anxiety disorders?

Research shows behavioral therapy, alone or combined with medication, is a highly effective treatment for most people with an anxiety disorder. Therefore, mental health specialists play a key role in diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders through a variety of methods. 

For example, besides therapy, The Fradkov Institute of the Mind experts may recommend lifestyle changes, including regular physical activity, mindfulness practices, and stress management techniques. Our providers can also collaborate with clients to develop coping strategies tailored to individual needs, enhancing resilience against future anxiety triggers.

The journey to managing anxiety is deeply personal and can be challenging. However, with the right support and treatment, you can regain control over your life and find relief from the grip of anxiety. 

Schedule your session with a trained expert today! 

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