It’s normal to feel anxious when facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, a tough exam, or a blind date. But if your worries and fears seem overwhelming and interfere with your daily life, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. There are many different types of anxiety disorders—and many effective treatments and self-help strategies. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to danger, an automatic alarm that goes off when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a stressful situation. In moderation, anxiety isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, anxiety can help you stay alert and focused, spur you to take action, and motivate you to solve problems. But when anxiety is constant or overwhelming, when it interferes with your relationships and activities, it stops being functional—that’s when you’ve crossed the line from normal, productive anxiety into the territory of anxiety disorder. Physical symptoms include: muscle tension, fatigue, restlessness, difficulty sleeping, irritability, edginess, gastrointestinal discomfort or diarrhea.
We can help by guiding you to identify and challenge the negative thinking patterns and irrational beliefs that fuel your anxiety; focus on thoughts in addition to behaviors. Encourage you to confront your fears in a safe, controlled environment to gain a greater sense of control. You will discover techniques you can use in the moment that can help you maintain and grow.
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