It’s normal to feel some amount of anxiety when you’re stressed, nervous, or excited. However, if your anxiety is persistent and interferes with your daily life, then you may be experiencing an anxiety disorder. At Balanced Mental Wellness in Englewood, Colorado, Chelsie Monroe, PMHNP-BC, Sarah Stalder, PMHNP-BC, and the team deliver expert treatment for anxiety disorders. Call Balanced Mental Wellness to find out more, or request an appointment online today.
Anxiety is normal and usually brought on by a stressful situation that makes you more alert. When you’re anxious, you may experience feelings of fear, nervousness, or excitement.
However, if these feelings are excessive or persistent, you may be experiencing an anxiety disorder, which can interfere with daily life.
There are many types of anxiety disorders, each of which may have different triggers. Common disorders include:
GAD causes intense and persistent worry and fear about activities or events, including ordinary situations such as going to the grocery store or riding the train to get to work.
Sudden and intense feelings of fear that causes sweating, shaking, and heart palpitations are common symptoms of a panic attack. A panic disorder refers to a condition characterized by frequent panic attacks.
Those who experience social anxiety disorder avoid social situations due to feelings of embarrassment, self-consciousness, and concerns about being judged by others, leading to anxiety, fear, and worry.
Phobia refers to an intense fear towards an object or situation, which may include fear of heights, flying, or spiders.
Feelings of anxiety and fear can also result from an underlying medical condition, such as a problem related to your thyroid.
Despite the many types of anxiety disorders, most cause very similar symptoms, including fear, trembling, sweating, or a sense of impending doom.
The Balanced Mental Wellness team takes a holistic approach to treating anxiety, looking at every aspect of your life that might be contributing to your condition. That includes your diet and lifestyle, environment, and what's causing stress in your life.
Confronting these issues through interventions such as nutrition counseling and learning relaxation techniques can be highly beneficial. Talk therapies are also invaluable, and Balanced Mental Wellness has anxiety specialists who offer workshops as well as individual interventions for anxiety management.
Therapy can help in two ways: first, by uncovering and dealing with the underlying causes of your anxiety, and second, by using behavior therapy techniques to help you cope with everyday challenges.
Don’t let anxiety take over your life. Contact Balanced Mental Wellness by phone or online today to see how the team can help you overcome anxiety.