All of us feel anxiety when placed in a stressful situation; in fact, it’s a normal feeling and helps one to cope. But some people worry excessively about everyday situations, and anxiety becomes a disabling disorder.
Those with an anxiety disorder experience chronic anxiety and exaggerated worry, even when there is little to provoke it. Their feelings of anxiety may also be accompanied by physical symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating and hot flashes.
Anxiety disorder can be effectively managed with the right combination of medications and psychotherapy, allowing those with the disorder to go on to leave productive, fulfilling lives. If you think you or someone you know may have an anxiety disorder, contact us for a free psychiatric evaluation.
For more information on anxiety disorders, visit the National Institute of Mental Health.