Constant, reoccurring and uncontrollable worrying that impact your daily routine can be a sign of something more. Anxiety can manifest itself as phobia related disorder, panic attack disorder, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and many other forms.
Sign & Symptoms
Having feelings of anxiety that don’t go away or are uncontrolled impacts peoples daily routine and can lead to other mental health concerns such as depression. Common signs of an anxiety disorder include but are not limited to:
- Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
- Trouble sleeping
- Sensations of shortness of breath, smothering, or choking
- Feelings of being out of control
- Other mental and physical conditions
Anxiety disorder can be treated multiple ways, a patient should work with their doctor to choose the treatment that is best for them based off of there stressors and symptoms. A typical treatment plan involves medication, psychotherapy or both. Examples of therapies and medication groups that are used to treat anxiety disorders include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Anti-Anxiety Medications
It is important to note that certain medications may work better than other depending on the type of anxiety you experience and how your body reacts to the medication. For this reason it is important to work closely with your healthcare provider.
According to the ADDA anxiety disorders are the most common mental health illness affecting 40 million adults but only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment
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