Overcoming Anxiety

Feeling nervous or anxious is never fun.

But for some, it’s an everyday occurrence, even when there’s seemingly nothing to worry about. Could you be suffering from an anxiety disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) causes people to have excessive anxiety and worry. Other symptoms include restless, fatigue, irritability and sleep problems. If you’re feeling anxious most days for at least six months, you may have GAD.

Panic Disorder manifests in recurring unexpected panic attacks, sudden periods of intense fear that last a few minutes. During a panic attack, you might experience a pounding heart, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, and feelings of dread. Panic attacks are often brought on by triggers, such as feared objects and situations.

Social anxiety disorder involves intense fear of social or performance situations. Social anxiety is typically focused on fear by being judged by others. This can cause sufferers to avoid social situations.

Anxiety disorders can be treated with medication and psychotherapy. If you are struggling, reach out to a doctor for help.

Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml