Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life, whether you face a challenge at work or school or have to make important decisions about life. Anxiety goes beyond everyday worries and fears. Those with anxiety disorders experience anxiety all the time, making it hard to perform what should be simple, everyday activities.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 28.8 percent of all adults in the U.S. age 18 to 54 have experienced some form of anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. That’s nearly one in every three people.
All anxiety disorders are noted by feelings of anxiety, dread, and fear that interfere with your day-to-day living. Types of anxiety disorders include:
People experience anxiety disorder in different ways. The most common symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder include:
Therapy must be targeted at a person’s specific needs. While this may lead to temporary discomfort from confronting fears, you will eventually feel better equipped to handle your anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of psychotherapy that teaches you methods of behaving, thinking, and reacting to situations that can potentially trigger their anxiety.
Support groups also offer a great deal of help, allowing you to share your problems and find advice and support from others suffering similar issues. Certain stress management techniques can help you calm yourself and enhance the overall effects of therapy.
Anxiety disorders can be tied to drug abuse and addiction. Addiction to prescription medication may often start with anxiety issues. If you have questions or would like to get help today, contact HARP at (877) 806-5022.