Do you feel like your “worry wart tendencies” are starting to get out of control? Do you stay up at night or wake up in the middle of the night, due to this worrying? Or, do you maybe worry or feel uncomfortable in specific circumstances, such as when you’re the center of attention? If you answered yes, you might be experiencing symptoms of an anxiety disorder. We know that this can be confusing and even scary, but know that you are far from alone. There are many people out there who suffer from the same disorders! In fact, an estimated 284 million people in all parts of the world struggled with anxiety in 2017, and this number continues to increase each year.
Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.”
Different events can bring on anxiety, such as events that are traumatic in nature. However, anxiety can also stem from certain personality traits and genetic disposition. The bottom line is that there are many different causes of anxiety, symptoms of anxiety, and treatment options for anxiety. So, no matter what you are experiencing, there is hope and help available!
If you are in Palm Beach, consider working with an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL. Our anxiety experts can help you better understand why you are feeling anxious, when you are feeling anxious, and how you can better cope with your anxious feelings. Additionally, they can help you reduce the anxiety you feel in specific situations using different psychological tools and techniques. If you’re interested in exploring these benefits of anxiety therapy counseling, reach out to Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL. We’d be happy to set you up with an anxiety therapist, counselor, or psychologist today. Just call (561) 536-5293.
Do I Have Anxiety? What Are Anxiety Symptoms?
We all worry sometimes—about completing our work on time, making it to our daughter’s school performance, getting to and from safely, and so on. But there’s a fine line between occasional worry and excessive worry that you can’t control. If your worry has turned into the latter, you might have a problem with anxiety.
Anxiety signs and symptoms can vary in nature, but here is a list of common anxiety symptoms to keep an eye out for:
- Excessive, uncontrollable worry
- Racing thoughts
- Irritable mood
- Fatigue and nausea
- Racing heartbeat
- Difficult concentrating
If your worrying has escalated or is becoming out of control, you might have anxiety. The symptoms above can help you better understand whether you might have an anxiety disorder. If you checked off multiple symptoms on this list, consider working with an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL to understand what’s going on and take back control.
What Anxiety Disorder Do I Have? How Can Anxiety Therapy Help?
The most prominent and well-known form of anxiety is generalized anxiety disorder, which one experiences on a regular basis in response to different events and stimuli. There are other anxiety disorders, though, too. Consider:
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): This type of anxiety comes with recurrent, unwanted thoughts and behaviors. For example, washing hands excessively or locking the door several times.
- Social Anxiety Disorder: With social anxiety, an individual feels anxious and/or uncomfortable in social interactions. One might experience social anxiety in any and all social situations or more specific situations, like being the center of attention.
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: This type of anxiety can develop after an individual has witnessed a traumatic experience. One might develop physical symptoms like shortness of breath as well as more psychological symptoms like flashbacks.
If you are experiencing symptoms of any of the aforementioned anxiety disorders, consider working with an anxiety therapist or counselor at Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL. Our anxiety experts and psychologists are ready to help you.
Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL
Anxiety can turn your life upside down. It can make simply going to work scary and spending time with loved ones intimidating. If you are experiencing symptoms of any form of anxiety, be sure to talk to a healthcare providers about your experience and potential treatment methods.
Thriveworks West Palm Beach, FL has anxiety experts on staff including anxiety therapists, anxiety counselors, and anxiety psychologists. If you are interested in working with one of these specialists, reach out to schedule your appointment. We’ll be here. Just call (561) 536-5293.