When to consider Anxiety Counseling? When someone experiences anxiety as a part of life, it’s oftentimes a normal reaction to life events that will subside. Events like an important exam, a job interview, or making a major life decision can cause a person to feel anxious. This temporary worry is different than an anxiety disorder in that an individual with the disorder experiences little to no alleviation of their fear, time may serve to only enhance the anxiety rather than dissolve it, and their lives can be shaped, altered, and handicapped by it. Anxiety disorders generally fall under three different categories:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
This type of anxiety disorder manifests as excessive worry for extended periods of time and people who suffer from it may experience restlessness, become easily fatigued, have difficulty concentrating, muscle tension, irritability, and sleeping problems.
People who have panic disorder experience panic attacks, or intense episodes of fear physically manifesting as heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, choking, or a feeling of impending doom. They will often feel out of control during the attack and will be fearful of encountering places where they’ve experienced prior attacks.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Individuals with social anxiety disorder experience high levels of stress and worry when they’re faced with social situations where they may end up feeling rejected, judged, embarrassed, or may fear offending others. This disorder causes people to have difficulty interacting with others and can cause them to feel extremely self-conscious. Because of the fear of these situations, people who struggle with social anxiety disorder may feel ill, become sweaty and tremble or blush around people, worry for long periods of time prior to an encounter with people, or avoid gatherings altogether.
Each of these disorders is disruptive to everyday living and incredibly frustrating for the sufferer. If you or someone you know struggles with an anxiety disorder, there are treatments and help is available to you. Consider anxiety counseling through Garden State Behavioral Health Services and we can help you become well and flourish again in your life. Our counseling services and behavioral health services are always friendly, non-confrontational, and have your best interest in mind: we want you to experience a full, happy, healthy life.
Everyone experiences anxiety at times. Don’t let it end up controlling you or a loved one. Seek Anxiety Counseling Services today and be free.