Treating Anxiety

Everyone has occasional stressors in their life. Things like an argument with a partner, being a new parent, having teenagers in the house (or being a teenager), having a difficult boss or client, money troubles or health concerns all happen from time to time and can cause temporary symptoms that are difficult to deal with. For people with anxiety disorder, the symptoms are severe, and the trigger is not always easily identifiable. If you have symptoms that last several weeks or longer and that are interfering with your everyday life, help is available and recommended.

Top 10 Symptoms of Anxiety

1. Feeling nervous, restless, and/or tense

2. A sense of impending doom

3. Anger, frustration, agitation or a feeling of being “on edge”

4. Fatigue

5. Trouble concentrating

6. Trouble sleeping

7. Ruminating thoughts

8. Prediction of negative future events

9. Fear

10. Dizziness, shortness of breath, racing heartbeat

Every symptom of anxiety can be explained away or put on the back burner as nothing to worry about. But when anxiety impacts your daily life in negative ways (avoidant behavior, angry outbursts, lack of joy, depression) you should seek help. Anxiety is treatable and the right therapist can help you find the right tools to manage and relieve anxiety.