Anxiety and Panic Conditions

Do you often feel nervous, have sweaty hands, have a lump in your throat, feel tight muscles, and your heart pounding like it’s coming out of your chest.    These are common among emerging adults. During this time in your life, you have lots of changes, choices, and challenges.  This can lead to a great feeling of uncertainty.  You may also experience nervousness when you have to meet new people or be in groups, fearing judgment, and not fitting in.

Perhaps you’ve experienced something so horrible, that you just can’t move on.  You can’t sleep at night. Thoughts of the event keep invading your thoughts so that you can’t concentrate on school or work.

These feelings may be common, but they don’t have to be your normal life.  Through counseling and in some cases groups with your peers, you can reduce your anxiety symptoms of anxiety or even manage them.

Don’t make your Anxiety, the new normal.  Call today to find out how to feel more confident and sure of your self.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

There are several different types of Anxiety Disorders depending on your symptoms and how it affects you on daily.  According to the DSM V (The current “bible” of diagnosis of mental health conditions the following conditions fall under this category)

General Anxiety: this is an anxiety disorder where there is constant anxiety, exaggerated worry even when there is nothing obvious to be worried about.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: this is when you have recurrent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or behaviors (compulsions).

Panic Disorder: this is when you have repeated unexpected fear along with physical symptoms such as sweating or rapid heartbeat.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): is when you have excessive fear after an event where you were harmed or witnessed others being harmed.

Social Phobia or Social Anxiety Disorder: is when you have overwhelming self-consciousness or fear in everyday social situations.

Emerging Adult Counseling can help you to reduce and sometimes eliminate the dysfunction in your life that an Anxiety Disorder can cause.  If you would like help treating your Anxiety, contact me (Sue Smith), and together we can manage the anxiety so it doesn’t take over so much of your life.