Anxiety happens as a normal part of life. However, for some people anxiety consistently interferes with daily activities such as work, school, or sleep. This type of anxiety can disrupt relationships, employment, and the overall enjoyment of life. Over time, if left untreated, anxiety disorders can lead to health concerns and other problems.
When anxiety begins interfering with day-to-day activities, it develops into a mental health condition that requires treatment. General anxiety disorder is characterized by persistent worry about major or minor concerns. Anxiety disorders can come in many forms such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These more complex anxiety disorders have specific 'triggers' and symptoms.
Common anxiety signs and symptoms include:
Having a sense of impending danger, panic, or doom
Having an increased heart rate
Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
Feeling weak or tired
If think that you or a loved one may have anxiety or an anxiety-related disorder, call Comprehensive Psychology Services today. Dr. Van Dam is here to help you. With a unique therapy plan designed on a per-patient basis, he knows that the right therapy makes all the difference. Call today at 407-233-1864 or email us at CPsychologyservices@gmail.com.
For more information regarding anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, check out the links below:
WebMD: Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety & Depression Associations of America