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ANXIETY

Anxiety and Other Anxiety Disorders

It's a normal part of life to experience occasional anxiety.

But you may experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming. If it’s an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it can be disabling. When anxiety interferes with daily activities, you may have an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are real, serious medical conditions - just as real and serious as physical disorders such as heart disease or diabetes. Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the United States.

The term "anxiety disorder" refers to specific psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry, and includes generalized anxiety disorder (GAD),  panic disorder and panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and specific phobias.​

 

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF AN ANXIETY DISORDER

FEELING NERVOUS,

Irritable, or on edge.

HAVING A SENSE

of impending danger, panic, or doom.

HAVING AN INCREASED

heart rate

BREATHING RAPIDLY

(hyperventilation), sweating, or trembling

FEELING WEAK

or tired

DIFFICULTY

concentrating

HAVING TROUBLE

sleeping

EXPERIENCING

gastrointestinal (GI) problems

If you experience any of these symptoms, it may be time to contact a Peer or clinician.

 

HAVE YOU BEEN FEELING ANXIOUS?

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For any scores of 30 or higher, we recommend that you utilize this Peer Network in order to find the right next step to take to better manage your anxiety and/or stress. We are here for you!

 
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TREATMENT

Anxiety disorders are treatable, and the vast majority of people with an anxiety disorder can be helped with professional care. Several standard approaches have proved effective:

  • Therapy

  • Medication

  • Complementary and alternative treatment

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation