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Whether you struggle with “normal” anxiety or have a full-blown anxiety disorder it is probably time for a mental health check-up. There are treatments for anxiety regardless if it is caused by circumstances or an illness, and research has shown treatment to be more effective (82% effective) than heart medications used to treat heart disease (less than 60% effective).
You would probably try the heart meds if you had a heart problem right? So why not try getting your anxiety treated? There is nothing to lose!
It can be hard, but getting help on beating anxiety can literally add years to your life. Some research suggests that pessimists (people who worry or think negatively habitually) live 19% shorter lives.
Contact me today about setting up an appointment to discuss treatment options and details about the therapy process.
We have all experienced these kinds of thoughts. We often place higher expectations on ourselves than anyone else ever could.
The common factor in all of these ways of thinking and perceiving the world is ANXIETY. But just what is anxiety?
Your thoughts and feelings are all focused on what COULD happen, but NOT what IS happening in that very moment.
You are not in the present.
When your mind tells your body that you are in some sort of physical, emotional, or relational danger it releases stress hormones. That can be experienced as an increase of heart rate, muscle tension, and an overall heightened sensitivity to incoming information. Many stress hormones, once released, continue to act for up to two weeks after the stressor was experienced. This causes high blood pressure and irritability (most people are often unaware of these changes.)
Ever decided not to go to that party/meeting/service/etc. because you were afraid of being judged, left out, rejected, over stimulated, or hurt? Anxiety is an emotion that is used to help us evaluate our environments for danger and avoid it. However, this is a double-edged sword as it can also lead to avoiding things that are not harmful or things that are actually helpful.
“Was that my phone? “Did I leave the hair straightener on?" “These work parties are ridiculous, everyone thinks I’m a slob/dork/fill-in-the-blank” “Man, I can't ask that girl for a dance, she'll turn me down!” “If I bomb this test I’ll never get into college!” “What if the other girls don’t like my outfit? I’ll never get another chance to be their friend!” “I must check SnapChat/FaceBook right NOW, I’m going to miss something! I’ll be an outsider!”
Jennifer R Davis, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist
Anxiety affects people in many different ways. For some it can be so debilitating that they can’t even leave their house for fear of what might happen. Other experience it more subtly. It can take the form of chronic back pain, headaches, stomach problems, or heart problems.
Anxiety is born out of the way a person thinks. Feeling anxious becomes the new normal.
Can you imagine life without fear, worry, stress…and the unwelcome guest of anxiety in your mind?
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