Learn to manage anxiety

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Brenda Henning, MS, LPC

Are you one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety? Anxiety is the most common of all mood disorders. Anxiety can be effectively treated with a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mind-Body tools, such as hypnosis.

If you have anxiety you know it because anxiety feels horrible. And you don't have to suffer from it any longer. Anxiety symptoms include: 

  • Excessive worry or rumination about small or big problems;
  • Feeling restless, irritable, discontent or on edge;
  • Sleep disturbances and
  • Then getting into a pattern of feeling fatigue during the day;
  • Muscle tension; or
  • Difficulty concentrating or feeling like your mind is in a fog.

Anxiety can be a complex disorder and is more than being overly worried. Anxiety is sometimes part of the body's early warning system for underlying health disorders which may need to be addressed. If you have experienced the symptoms of anxiety for more than 6 months then talking to a counselor may be the right step for you to take to help you develop a plan to treat it. 

The following are some of the types of anxiety people experience:

​Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

As the name suggests, people with this disorder have widespread worry or anxiety over nearly everything, such as personal health, work, social interactions and everyday living experiences. These symptoms can be debilitating and prompt a person to avoid participating in life or cause dependency on loved ones because of a need to be reassured or comforted. 

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is a severe form of anxiety because of the additional physical symptoms which occur with it. Panic attacks can hit suddenly and unexpectedly although usually some event prior to the attack has triggered it. In addition to the symptoms stated previously, panic attacks also prompt a severe physical reaction such as: 

  • Accelerated heart rate, pounding heartbeat or heart palpitations. Sometimes so severe it is confused for a heart attack. Untreated panic disorder can lead to heart damage. 
  • Sweating, trembling and shaking;
  • Shortness of breath, feeling smothered or choked; 
  • A sense of impending doom; and 
  • Feeling of being out of control

Phobia-Related Disorders

People with phobias have intense fears and aversions to specific objects or situations. This phobia or fear is out of proportion to the actual danger caused by the situation or object. 

The 10 most common types of phobias are of : 

  1. Social interactions
  2. Open spaces
  3. Heights
  4. Flying
  5. Enclosed spaces
  6. Insects
  7. Snakes
  8. Dogs
  9. Storms
  10. Needles

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