Perhaps it’s a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Maybe it’s panic attacks that strike with little warning. No matter how anxiety presents in your body, you know it when you feel it, and it’s hard to handle. Most people experience anxiety at some point in life, and it’s important to know what’s normal and what isn’t. At Promises Five Palms, we’re here to help you if your anxiety has spiraled out of control. We know that anxiety is hard to beat, and we’re here to help you win the fight. Let’s take a look at the difference between typical and troublesome anxiety.
Signs of Anxiety: What’s Normal and What’s Not
There are some situations in which it’s reasonable to experience some anxiety. Some conditions that cause anxiety include having to give a big presentation or going on a first date. In a brain and body that handle anxiety healthily, the symptoms of anxiety fade after the exacerbating event passes. When you struggle with an anxiety disorder, the symptoms of anxiety show up for seemingly no reason at all and persist long after anxiety-inducing events have occurred.
Signs of anxiety that indicate you’re struggling with an anxiety disorder:
- You have symptoms of anxiety (racing thoughts, pounding heart, sweating, shaking, upset stomach, shortness of breath, persistent feelings of worry) with no discernible cause
- When you wake up in the morning, you have feelings of anxiety immediately
- You find yourself using unhealthy coping mechanisms (consuming sugar, alcohol, drugs, participating in excessive amounts of exercise, procrastinating, using distractions such as binge-watching TV) to deal with your anxiety
- Your anxiety stops you from participating fully in social, work, or school events
Anxiety is common, but it can be debilitating. If you’re showing signs of anxiety, it’s essential to seek help from a qualified professional. If your life has become out of control due to anxiety, it’s time to get your life back.
Deciding When To Get Help
If anxiety is stopping you from living your best life, it’s time to reach out for help. Many people find that a combination of medication and talk therapy is the best fit for getting anxiety under control. Admitting that you need help is the first step to getting your life back on track. Anxiety likely isn’t your fault, but it’s your responsibility to get it in control so you can live the life you deserve.
Treatment for the Signs of Anxiety
When you start treatment at Promises Five Palms, you’ll talk with your counselor to develop a treatment plan that makes sense for you. We know that each of our clients is different and has individual needs. Many of our clients find that they have success using several different modalities of treatment. By using various therapies, we’re able to attack your anxiety from several angles, giving you the best chance possible at success. Some of our treatment options include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
Call Promises Five Palms
At Promises Five Palms, we understand that symptoms and signs of anxiety can make your life feel out of your control. Anxiety is so much more than worry, and it can feel frustrating when someone tells you to calm down. We know that it isn’t that simple, and we’re here to help. Call Promises Five Palms at 1.844.675.1022 to learn more about how we can help you get your anxiety in control. Overcoming anxiety is hard, and you don’t have to do it alone. Pick up the phone today to learn more about how we can help you get your life back.