Wonder Years can offer you comprehensive diagnostic assessments, a diversity of opinions, and follow-up treatment schedules for a wide range of psychological health conditions such as anxiety for people of all ages. Continue reading to learn more about anxiety disorders here.
Learn More About Anxiety
It is normal to have anxiety from time to time. Anxiety disorders, on the contrary, are characterized by intense, excessive, and persistent worry and panic about everyday situations. Anxiety disorders may be characterized by frequent periods of extreme anxiety, dread, or fear that peak within minutes (panic attacks).
Anxiety and panic disrupt everyday activities, are difficult to regulate, are out of proportion to the real risk, and may linger for a long period. To escape unpleasant sensations, you may avoid locations or circumstances. Symptoms may appear in infancy or adolescence and persist throughout maturity.
Social anxiety disorder (social phobia), particular phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and separation anxiety disorder are all examples of anxiety disorders. You may have several anxiety disorders. Anxiety may be induced by a medical condition that needs treatment.
Anxiety disorders are caused by unknown factors. Life events, such as traumatic occurrences, seem to exacerbate anxiety disorders in persons who are already anxious. Inherited characteristics may also have a role.
In some people, anxiety is linked to an underlying medical condition. Anxiety symptoms and indicators are sometimes the first signals of a medical problem. If your doctor suspects that your anxiety disorder is the result of a medical illness, he or she may order tests to look for signs of a problem.
Common anxiety signs and symptoms include:
- Having a faster heart rate
- Feeling uneasy, tense or restless
- Rapid breathing (hyperventilation)
- An urge to avoid situations that cause anxiety
- Having difficulty focusing or thinking about anything other than the current concern
- Having gastrointestinal (GI) issues
- Having difficulties regulating your anxiety
- Having difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of imminent danger, terror, or disaster
- Feeling exhausted or weak
See your doctor if:
- You are depressed, have problems with alcohol or drugs, or have other mental health disorders in addition to anxiety.
- You believe your anxiety is related to a physical health issue.
- If you are having suicidal thoughts or actions, get emergency care right away.
- You are bothered by and unable to manage your dread, worry, or anxiety.
- You believe you are worrying excessively, which is interfering with your career, relationships, or other aspects of your life.
How Wonder Years Can Help with Anxiety
Your concerns may not go away on their own, and if you do not seek treatment, they may worsen over time. Consult your doctor or a mental health professional before your anxiety worsens. It is simpler to treat if you get care as soon as possible. Wonder Years offers Comprehensive Assessments for Anxiety in Children and Adults to assist you in better understanding and evaluating your cognitive capacities.
Why Choose Wonder Years?
Here at Wonder Years, we place a focus on cooperation with family members, patients, therapists, teachers, psychiatrists, and other care providers at Wonder Years. This is done in tandem with a strong emphasis on treatment adherence and regular discussion about diagnosis, medicines, treatment options, and potential pharmacological side effects.
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