It is no doubt that we live in a fast-paced world where people’s attention spans are dwindling. We are constantly getting notifications from our phones, social media, and other outlets that pervade our regular schedule. While getting distracted by this way of life is normal, anxiety disorders are more problematic and go beyond everyday stressors or temporary worry and fear. Anxiety disorders can be chronic and can worsen over time. They can interfere with the ability to complete everyday tasks, have happy relationships, and affect overall happiness. Anxiety treatment is essential if you or someone you know might be suffering from one of these disorders.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Mild anxiety is normal from time-to-time but people with GAD have symptoms that persist beyond 6 months. This disorder can affect about 3.1% of the U.S. population. People with GAD can feel restless or on edge and suffer from extreme fatigue, experience difficulty concentrating, irritability, insomnia, or uncontrollable feelings of worry. People who suffer from this disorder can find it extremely difficult to control their worries.
Panic disorder happens when an individual exhibits panic attacks. These attacks typically come on suddenly and are accompanied by physical symptoms such as heart-pounding, intense anxiety, lightheadedness, or trembling. People experiencing a panic attack feel like they are dying, but this is the body’s natural response to being in fight-or-flight mode.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder causes people to exhibit intense fear or anxiety in social situations. This disorder generally stems from confidence issues that center around the fear of judgment and humiliation, crippling them from participating in social engagements.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can feel like you are in an uncontrollable loop that causes anxiety. Pervasive and obsessive thoughts can take over, these thoughts can feel uncontrollable and feel extremely disruptive of their everyday routines, spending at least one hour a day on obsessive thoughts, behaviors, or rituals.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is caused by trauma and can include flashbacks or cause someone to relive their trauma. As a result, PTSD causes people to avoid things that may remind them of trauma. In addition, it can cause symptoms like irritability, anger, persistent negative thoughts, and feelings of guilt.
Some possible anxiety treatment options for the above disorders can be paired with psychotherapy or talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, anti-anxiety medication, antidepressants or beta-blockers, support groups, or applying stress-management techniques. There are also other more holistic or alternative therapies for anxiety including mindfulness, meditation or yoga, exercise, nutrition, or trying to break negative thought patterns. Ketamine infusion therapy is a great option, particularly for treatment-resistant patients.
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