Obviously, all of us experience some anxiety when we have to, for example, have an important talk, make a crucial decision, take a test, deal with a problematic situation at work, etc. To a certain extent, it can even be good for us because it helps us concentrate and identify risks and, as a result, stay safer.
However, when the level of anxiety goes way beyond the normal nervousness and appears in situations that should not be stressful, it can be a sign of a disorder. If you overreact when something triggers your emotions and it disturbs you in your normal functioning, it may mean you need professional anxiety treatment.
Since the start of COVID19, we have seen a large increase in anxiety in our patients due to increase social isolation, fear of contracting COVID, loss of job/financial instability.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder?
Some of the most common anxiety disorder signs and symptoms are:
- Frequent nervousness
- Weakness and fatigue
- Trembling and sweating
- Problems with controlling emotions
- Difficulty focusing
- Hyperventilation (breathing heavily)
- Having a constant sense of incoming danger
- Having an urge to stay away from what triggers anxiety
What Are the Types of Anxiety Disorders?
There are several different types of anxiety disorders, some of which are as the following:
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). It usually causes a constant feeling of anxiety and fear, making it hard to do everyday tasks. Such a state differs from experiencing occasional anxiety because of stressful situations – it is a feeling of anxiety without a reason that lasts for months or even years.
- Agoraphobia. This type of anxiety disorder makes people fear open spaces (or, on the contrary, enclosed ones), being in a crowd, using public transportation, or even staying outside alone for too long. They may feel embarrassed, trapped, and helpless.
- Panic disorder. Patients suffering from this disorder experience frequent episodes of sudden anxiety and dread reaching a peak within minutes. There can be chest pain, heart palpitations, an unexplained feeling of being in constant danger, and shortness of breath. Such panic attacks can cause serious worry and make people avoid situations in which they have happened.
How Can I Get Professional Anxiety Therapy?
In our clinic, you will find experienced and knowledgeable doctors that will analyze every single detail to make the right diagnosis and decide if you need anxiety therapy. If it turns out you do, they will adapt it to the type of anxiety you are struggling with and many other essential factors to provide you with personalized and most effective treatment. If you need more information or you already want to sign up for a visit, contact us now!