It’s normal to feel anxiety now and then. You may experience anxiety before a big event or presentation, while waiting for an important call or responding to text messages, anxiety related to health or phobias associated with specific things, activities, or places. These normal, everyday feelings are not usually something to worry about. On the other hand, if your feelings of anxiety also make you feel out of control or hopeless, then it’s time to seek help. Feelings of anxiety accompanied by panic can severely interfere with your daily life.
Anxiety disorders often manifest with recurring feelings of fear and anxiety that spirals into panic. There are many different types of anxiety and no real method to predict who might develop an anxiety disorder. Regardless of what anxiety type you’re experiencing, anxiety therapy treatment can help.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
GAD is characterized by chronic and excessive worry about things that happen in your everyday life. These feelings of worry occur nearly every day and are difficult to control. You may have related physical symptoms such as loss of focus, fatigue and sleep disturbance among others.
OCD differs from addiction in that people find the obsessions and compulsions unpleasant. They often realize their behaviors are irrational but feel unable to stop them.
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
People struggling with SAD feel a strong and persistent fear when entering social or performance situations. For example, public speaking, talking on the phone, going to social events or having an interview. Physical symptoms include sweating, heart palpitations, nausea and blushing. The root anxiety here is a fear of being evaluated in a negative way by other people.
Illness or Health Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety Therapy Treatment
Anxiety therapy helps identify underlying thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to disturbing and obsessive feelings. Therapy aims to change those thoughts and behaviors and relieve the troubling thoughts to restore peace and calm. Anyone with the described anxiety disorders can benefit from therapy.
Menachem Psychotherapy Group provides anxiety therapy in Los Angeles CA and specializes in the following types of anxiety disorder:
Menachem Psychotherapy Group has psychodynamically-oriented therapists who treat clients with issues such as addiction, depression and anxiety. If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety or another mental health issue, get in touch with Menachem Psychotherapy Group today for a free phone consultation.