There are several reasons why we may feel anxious. Some factors are :
1. Genetics – the tendency to develop anxiety disorder may be passed on in families
2. Brain chemistry – anxiety disorder has been associated with abnormal levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain
3. Environmental factors – trauma and stressful events may lead to anxiety disorder
Anxiety symptoms include:
1. Excessive ongoing worry and tension
2. Unrealistic view of problems
3. Restlessness or being edgy
5. Muscle tension
8. Difficulty concentrating
10. The need to go to the bathroom often
12. Trouble falling or staying asleep
14. Being easily startled
These symptoms can be normal human responses, but when these responses are excessive, and one is having unrealistic worries about their issues, anxiety becomes a problem. People with anxiety disorder symptoms tend to expect a disaster at all times. Your friends and family may tell you that you’re paranoid.
A therapist can help you with your anxiety by determining why you are anxious and how you can become less anxious. There are several approaches towards helping you, which is great! Your therapist can work with you to figure out the approach that works best for you. There is hope for you!
Feeling anxious can lead to panic attacks, which last from a few minutes to thirty minutes. During an anxiety attack, it can feel like you are going to die….it’s a terrible feeling. People often feel like they are having a heart attack. Your heart beats quickly, you may become sweaty..even dizzy. Often times when people don’t know they are having an anxiety attack, they go to hospital emergency rooms, thinking they are having heart problems. Thankfully, an anxiety attack is not something that will cause you to die. That’s the good news.
Though anxiety is a natural reaction of humans, too much creates misery. If you’re experiencing multiple anxiety attacks, it’s best to get help. You do not have to face your anxiety alone. You can see your doctor to make certain there is nothing wrong with you physically. A therapist can then assist you with feeling less anxious.
We want to help you with your anxiety. We do not want you to be alone. We have several therapists who have been expertly trained to help you feel less anxious. Do not suffer alone. There is hope.