Anxiety affects over 19 million Americans each year. Depression is often found to co-occur with anxiety. There are various types of anxiety, which include:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of anxiety may include:
- Feeling nervous, restless or tense
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
- Having an increased heart rate
- Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
- Feeling weak or tired
- Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
- Having trouble sleeping
- Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
- Having difficulty controlling worry
- Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety
Not everyone who experiences anxiety will have every symptom but may only experience a few symptoms.
Treatment may include either one or a combination of:
For more information go to the Mayo Clinic.
When an individual has experienced anxiety, healing can take place. With the support of a caring therapist, healing is achievable.