It is a normal part of life to experience occasional anxiety. But, many people experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming. When anxiety interferes with everyday life, it can be debilitating. If you experience persistent anxiety that is interfering with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder.
When people experience overwhelming anxiety, they feel powerless or uncertain to make decisions or carry out the basic activities of life. Anxiety affects us both emotionally and physically. We can feel the anxiety in our bodies. Often people that have persistent anxiety, experience depression which can debilitate their lives even more.
Anxiety is defined by the following: Social anxiety, phobias, PTSD, OCD, Panic Attacks, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders are constant and unsubstantiated worry that causes significant distress. Avoiding social situations for fear of being judged embarrassed or humiliated. Seemingly out of the blue panic attacks and the preoccupation with the fear of having one. Irrational fear or the avoidance of an object, place or situation that poses little or no threat of danger. Recurring nightmares, flashbacks, or emotional numbing related to an traumatic event that occurred several month or even years ago.
If you want to learn to manage and overcome overwhelming anxiety, our experienced therapists can give you tools to deal with your fears. We will help you live a life that is free from persistent and debilitating anxiety. Call us today. We are here to help.