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Anxiety Disorder

Overcoming Anxiety

Almost everyone has felt anxious at some point; before a job interview, a first date or an important event. The symptoms of anxiety may actually help motivate us to focus and achieve. However, when anxiety becomes unmanageable to the point that it is interfering with daily functioning it may be time to get help.

Anxiety presents itself in three ways:

  1. The anxious body (physical symptoms of terror and panic, sweating, trembling, tension, etc.)
  2. The anxious mind (overactive thoughts, rumination, worry, inability to shut off thoughts, etc.)
  3. Anxious behavior (avoidance of any situation which increases anxiety or engaging in rituals to combat the anxious feelings, etc.).

Those with an anxiety disorder may 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 or hot flashes.
The good news is that anxiety is a treatable disease and with treatment, symptoms can be managed or alleviated.

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 no-cost psychiatric evaluation.
For more information on anxiety disorders, visit the National Institute of Mental Health.

We’re Here to Help

Talking with one of our mental health professionals could help answer your questions and identify how we may be able to help you or your loved one. We offer no-cost, confidential assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 512-544-5253. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.