Over 40 MILLION adults in the U.S. are affected by Anxiety Disorders.
You are NOT alone!
Anxiety is a natural response to stress, but when that response becomes excessive, or when you have trouble controlling it and it gets in the way of you living your life, it’s time to seek help. Anxiety is NOT a weakness; it is not to be ignored or taken lightly.
Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways:
- Generalized Anxiety involves worrying that keeps you up, wakes you in the morning, or haunts you every day — worry that is so intense it can also cause you physical distress
- Panic can come out of the blue (for seemingly no reason at all), and cause lots of fear and physical symptoms including: sweating, numbness, tingling, GI distress, air hunger, and fears that you’re going to die. You may feel like you are crawling out of your skin with fear and dread. It may get so bad, that you become unable to leave your home
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can take it’s form in physical rituals you perform over and over again (checking lights, locks, compulsive hand washing) or mental rituals (thoughts that take up lots of your time, having to divide by certain numbers, typing in your head). Many people have obsessive and/or compulsive traits, but someone with OCD has symptoms that really affect their quality of life
- Post-traumatic Stress occurs subsequent to a traumatic event or series of events. Trauma can lead to a range of symptoms including: chronic anxiety and/or depression, flashback and nightmares of the event, feelings of detachment, and avoiding thoughts or things related to the event
- Specific and Social Phobias involve fear that reaches irrational proportions and can cause a lot of internal distress
Pain is inevitable when you are dealing with Anxiety. Suffering, on the other hand, is optional.
There is treatment that can help manage or resolve your symptoms.
Call me (716-204-5552 x 406) and start taking your life back from anxiety, today!