Anxiety symptoms can take many forms. For some it can be a generalized worry or constant concern that things are going to go wrong. For others it can mean feeling as if life is out of control and disaster will strike at any moment, creating a sense of need for hyper vigilance. It can also mean panic attacks that seem to come from no-where terrifying and commanding the complete attention of the sufferer. The panic attack sufferer may experience dizzieness, heart palpatation, difiiculty catching their breath, and a fear that something is physically wrong with them. Sometimes, the panic event includes a trip to the emergency room which often culminates with a diagnosis of panic/anxiety and the patient is then sent home to seek treatment for anxiety on their own. The whole experience can leave the sufferer confused and seeking out help for this condition that they find extremely troubling and do not clearly understand.
Anxiety affects roughly 40 percent of Americans including children, and the numbers continue to climb. Today’s society moves at a very fast pace. The constant availability of electronics, social media, social pressures, complex familial relationships, etc. lends itself in the average life to the development of anxiety symptoms and conditions. The good news is Anxiety is very treatable. By working with a licensed therapist who is educated and trained in the area of treating anxiety, the symptoms can be relieved in a relatively short time. Left untreated Anxiety can go on and increase over time. However, when symptoms are properly managed which helps to reduce stress, Anxiety symptoms often reduce if not disappear completely. If you are suffering from Anxiety, do not assume it is hopeless and continue to deal with it alone. Get help and learn how to manage and reduce your symptoms so that you can get back to living your life fully.
Anxiety symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include:
- Feelings of panic, fear and uneasiness
- Problems sleeping
- Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- An inability to be still and calm
- Dry mouth
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Muscle Tension