Anxiety

 

Prevalent Concerns
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Depression
Anxiety
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mood Disorders
Eating Disorders
Personal Adjustment
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Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat. Anxiety disorders can affect anyone. Anxiety often comes when people hold in their fears until they begin to feel anxiety. The signs of an anxiety disorder include:
 

  • Endless checking or rechecking actions.
  • A constant and unrealistic worry about everyday occurrences and activities.
  • Fear and anxiety that appear for no apparent reason.

 
Most cases of anxiety disorder can be treated successfully by appropriately trained mental health professionals such as licensed professional counselors. Counselors help people identify and learn to manage the factors that contribute to their anxiety. Along with counseling, appropriate medications may have a role in treatment. In cases where medications are used, the client’s care may be managed collaboratively by more than one provider of treatment.