When To Seek Help For Anxiety
Just like all other emotions, anxiety is a normal reaction to things in life. For example, you might become anxious when you have a job interview, meet someone new, have financial issues, or have big plans to make. Everyone feels anxiety from time to time, but anxiety can also be quite debilitating, too.
For many people, feeling anxious is a part of their everyday life, even when no stressors or triggers are happening. If you or someone you care about is dealing with anxiety and needs help overcoming it, please get in touch with us. Our team is ready to help you work through triggers, overcome obstacles in life and find better, healthier ways to cope.
Dealing with the Physical Symptoms of Anxiety
There are many different ways that anxiety disorders can affect people. A lot of people who have this type of disorder deal with physical symptoms such as:
- Excessive sweating
- Rapid heartbeat
- Upset stomach
- Trouble breathing
You may have a headache anytime you are invited to social events, or you sweat through your shirt at the thought of someone coming to your house. Numerous situations in life could cause you to have physical symptoms caused by your anxious feelings.
No matter the situation, our team understands how this feels. We want to help you get more comfortable with various situations, work through triggers, cope with stressors, and live with healthier anxiety instead of the type that debilitates you.
Handling the Cognitive Issues
As noted above, there are many different ways that anxiety can affect a person’s life. Some people must handle or deal with cognitive issues when they are anxious. Some of these issues might include the following:
- Trouble concentrating
- Memory problems
Do you have a tough time going to sleep at night? Are you waking up often throughout the night? Are you constantly thinking about things as your mind runs in circles?
Do you have trouble completing tasks due to your anxiousness? Are you falling behind on work due to your anxiety? These are just some of the many cognitive issues that people with anxiety disorders may face. If you are dealing with these issues, we want to help you overcome them. With our mental health disorder treatment options, there is an excellent chance of this happening for you.
Procrastinating or Avoiding People and Situations
Everyone procrastinates to some degree. However, most people with anxiety procrastinate to the extent that it negatively affects their life. We understand that you may be procrastinating about participating in events that send you into a whirlwind of stress or avoiding being around certain people that make you uncomfortable.
We know that dealing with any anxious-causing activities, people, or situations can be unpleasant or even difficult. Sometimes, you spend much more time avoiding people and situations and procrastinating than completing tasks.
However, you don’t have to deal with these things alone. Our team of professionals is here to help you learn how to cope better so you don’t feel the need to procrastinate or use avoidance techniques as often. If you want to learn more about our treatment options for anxiety, don’t hesitate to contact our team today.
Are You Constantly Worrying and Overthinking
Do you worry so much or so often that it affects your daily functioning? Do you find that you are overthinking just about every decision or task that you need to do? If your anxiety, worries, and overthinking are causing you to lose sleep at night, miss deadlines at work, lose track of where you are, or cause other stress, now would probably be an excellent time to get treatment for these issues.
Regardless of what your mental health disorder diagnosis might be or what your triggers are, our team can help you to start feeling better. With our mental health treatment options, you can rest a bit easier knowing that we can teach you techniques and skills that help you to become the master of your own emotions and life.
Feeling Constantly Restless and Agitated
Have you been feeling on edge a lot lately? Do you find that you are always restless and can’t seem to sit or stand still for more than a few minutes at most? Are you quick to get angry with the people that love and care about you? If so, anxiety might be taking up too much of your life. Understanding that anxiety doesn’t always come about in attacks is essential. It could be irritating when someone is talking to you, blaming others for your feelings, raging at someone over wrongdoing, and so much more.
Remember, anxiety is healthy to some extent. However, having anxiety that takes over your life isn’t helpful. If you constantly feel restless and agitated due to your anxiety, it would be best to reach out for help. Here at Sylvia Brafman, we have numerous professionals who can help you to regain control of your emotions. We also have many different treatment programs that can help you to get a better grip on your triggers and lifestyle.
Dealing with Those Panic and Anxiety Attacks
Sometimes, anxiety can be so severe that a person may think they are having a heart attack instead of a panic and anxiety attack. For this reason, it is good to know the symptoms of an anxiety attack so you don’t overwhelm yourself even more. Some of these symptoms that you might experience include:
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid heartbeat
- Chest tightness
- Upset stomach
- Back or side pain
If you believe you are having a heart attack, get immediate emergency medical attention. However, if you deal with these feelings regularly and experience these symptoms, you are likely in the middle of an anxiety attack and we are here to help you work through them. We can teach you ways to prevent them, as well.
Get Help for Anxiety Starting Today
It is a good idea to keep in mind that anxiety is healthy and normal. However, you shouldn’t be dealing with anxiety every day, and it shouldn’t be negatively affecting your relationships, self-confidence, sleep schedule, hobbies, career, or other aspects of your life. If you are dealing with anxiety that causes regular distress or chaos, please get in touch with us today, here at Sylvia Brafman, to get help treating the anxiety.