When does stress become anxiety?
Everyone has anxiety to some degree. Biologically, anxiety is known to be helpful in assisting individuals in staying awake and alert, and being able to react to changes in their environment.
Any changes, either positive or negative can cause anxiety. When anxiety reaches overwhelming levels it can affect us both physically and mentally.
When it begins to adversely affect your day-to-day life, it is time to seek the help of a clinical psychologist.
The following conditions fall under the general category of “anxiety”:
- Social and specific phobias
- School-related phobias
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- General anxiety disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
When Anxiety Can Endanger Your Well-being
Anxiety in mild or severe levels calls for the assistance of clinical and therapeutic treatment from a licensed professional.
Clinical counseling sessions will help to identified the problem.
Dr. Geizhals guides patients in confronting conflicting and intrusive thoughts.
Heightened anxiety can contribute to sleep problems, eating disorders, inability to concentrate and difficulties at work and in social settings.
Anxiety can affect personal relationships and professional development.
Some individuals experience a decline in their ability to function in a productive manner, making them lose time from work and avoid social environments. This in concurrence can then lead to more distress, physically and emotionally.
Psychological and Medical Treatment for anxiety
In many cases of anxiety, in addition to therapy, medication may be considered.
Medication can alleviate many of the symptoms of anxiety, such as the jitters, loss of concentration, changes in weight and problems with sleep.
Dr. Geizhals will provide referrals to qualified psychiatrists who can provide medications where appropriate.
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