Everyone knows anxiety...
A certain amount of panic (losing a child in the crowd) or anxiety (studying for a final exam) is completely normal. These are natural responses to the stressors of our daily lives. These states of mind are a remnant of our more primitive brains when shutting down pieces or whole sections of the brain could be very useful while being chased by a tiger. But the tiger does not exist anymore, and one’s brain can get locked into a state of constant waking panic.
The biggest problems of anxious thinking occur when the stressors are all gone, but the anxiety and panicky feelings are still present. This is a glitch of the mind and it keeps many people awake at night, dreaming of scenarios that haven’t played out (and most likely never will).
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying.
These disorders affect how we feel and behave and can cause physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and uncomfortable, while severe anxiety can seriously affect day-to-day living. It may be shocking to know that the World Health Organization has found that anxiety has emerged as the most prevalent mental health problem across the globe. This may leave you to wonder, why? And how do you overcome it?
Well, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America states that anxiety and depression are treatable with therapy. Anxiety affects most people minimally or severely and we want to help you find the skills you need to better manage your anxiety daily. Anxiety about an upcoming public speech is extremely common, and most likely is a very natural response to America’s #1 fear; public speaking. But if you are anxious about getting into a car with a friend, or are panicking on the job, you are experiencing a debilitating disorder.
There are a variety of ways of treating anxiety, whether an individual has struggled with it for a short or long time, and the severity. Many factors impact how anxiety and panic present itself for everyone as well. The therapeutic process is suggested to be paired with medication, nutrition, and other health care modalities.
You have gained some insight into anxiety and panic. If you or a loved one is feeling down, hopeless, guilty, traumatized, or struggling, please schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with Lacie to see if you feel like she is a good fit to help you reach your goals.