Experiencing Anxiety is a Normal Part of Life
If you need help coping with anxiety, overwhelming nervousness and fear, our experienced therapists are here to help you.
Experiencing anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders often have excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden, intense anxiety and fear. This fear peaks quickly and is known as a panic attack.
Feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities. They are difficult to control and are out of proportion to the actual danger. They can also last a long time. Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment.
- Feeling nervous, restless or tense
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
- Having an increased heart rate
- Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
- Feeling weak or tired
- Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
- Having trouble sleeping
- Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
- Having difficulty controlling worry
- Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety
Several types of anxiety disorders exist. Please call for more information, 855-334-2953 or 605-444-7643.
When to seek help
- You feel like you're worrying too much. It's interfering with your work, relationships or other parts of your life
- Your fear, worry or anxiety is upsetting to you. It is difficult to control
- You feel depressed, have trouble with alcohol or drug use, or have other mental health concerns along with anxiety
- You think your anxiety could be linked to a physical health problem
- You have suicidal thoughts or behaviors — if this is the case, seek emergency treatment immediately
Your worries may not go away on their own. They may get worse over time if you don't seek help. It's easier to treat if you get help early. Please call for more information, 855-334-2953 or 605-444-7643.
There's no way to predict for certain what will cause an anxiety disorder. But you can take these steps if you're anxious:
- Get help early. Anxiety, like many other mental health conditions, can be harder to treat if you wait.
- Stay active. Participate in activities that you enjoy. Enjoy social interaction and caring relationships. Each can lessen your worries.
- Avoid alcohol or drug use. Alcohol and drug use can cause or worsen anxiety. If you're addicted to any of these substances, quitting can make you anxious. If you can't quit on your own, see your doctor or find a support group to help you.
Please call for more information, 855-334-2953 or 605-444-7643.