What is Anxiety? It’s not out of the norm to hear someone say that they having feelings of anxiousness or that they have anxiety. Exactly what is anxiety, and what are the treatments for anxiety? If you or a loved one is in need of an anxiety therapist in Boca Raton, call Morgan Center for Counseling & Wellbeing. 561-717-2900
Anxiety is described as a sense of fear and apprehension that often shows physical signs such as increased pulse rate, sweating, tension. Anxiety is often accompanied by self-doubt about one’s ability to deal with it, and by doubt concerning the reality and nature of a threat whether real or perceived. Sometimes anxiety can be overwhelming.
Anxiety can manifest as feelings of chaos or worry, and is often associated with obsessive thinking about various matters. You might feel preoccupied that something horrible might happen but you are not quite sure what it is or why.
What are anxiety disorders?
Every person will at some point in time feel anxiety, most of the time these feelings are linked to a specific event or something that happened in the past that they are naturally concerned or worried about until the matter is resolved. Sometimes when anxiety is serious, the help of a professional anxiety therapist is necessary. With therapy, clients learn how to cope with these anxious moments by using the techniques your therapist teaches. Anxiety that necessitates therapy or other treatments is often something that clients have struggled with for some time and may even be generalized, without a concrete causative factor. Anxiety disorders are oftentimes characterized by turmoil, being upset, worrisome feelings, and a general feeling of dismay that happens for significant periods of time, that can last several months or more.
Anxiety conditions have the effect of putting a person’s life in distress and a state of persistent mental preoccupation. Therefore, the anxiety conditions that therapists treat have the effect of disturbing the normal flow of a person’s life. They can negatively affect a person’s abilities to deal with and carry out everyday routines and activities. A key point to note is that because the anxiety is continual but has no specific object, thus experiencing anxiety can be very disturbing and can, in effect, take most of the pleasures out of your life.
Anxiety disorders can occur as a result of a variety of factors: genetic predisposition to being especially vulnerable to dread, fear, worry, and the chance of negative outcomes. Childhood experiences can lead to anxiety about specific issues, or just in general. Anxiety could be caused by a potential or real threat, but anxiety that persists when the threat is no longer present or dissipates is of concern. Particular events and happenings in life can be stressful and they can also create anxiety disorders. When you seek an anxiety therapist in Boca Raton for treatment, your therapist will work closely with you to determine the cause of your anxiety and will help you create the most effective coping techniques.
What are the symptoms of anxiety disorders?
Typical symptoms or behaviors indicating anxiety are:
- Sudden onset of responses such as heavily beating heart, breathing problems, gastric distress, headaches, unusual sweating, feelings of choking, feeling faint, and/or feeling “shaky.”
- Excessive and persistent worry
- Obsessive and compulsive thoughts and action
- Panic attacks under certain circumstances or without apparent causes
- Irrational and intense fears of commonplace things or situations.
Treatment for Anxiety Disorders
Psychotherapy for anxiety disorders is an effective method for reducing or eliminating anxiety symptoms altogether.
The anxiety therapist will work with the person that is experiencing anxiety conditions to identify the source and specific traits of the anxiety disorders and to create a treatment plan that is designed to diminish the feelings of anxiety and other symptoms.
If you are looking for an Anxiety Therapist in Boca Raton, call Morgan Center for Counseling & Wellbeing. 561-717-2900 or book online now.
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