So what are anxiety and panic attacks anyway?
If you suffer from anxiety, you know it as a feeling of worry or fear that is with you much of the time. Although anxiety and panic attacks are similar in that they both involve anxious feelings, panic attacks are simply a more extreme and intense form of anxiety.
That horrible sense of extreme restlessness, worry or fear that you feel so often.
Maybe it's a constant companion and never goes away. You might feel like you have a permanent knot on your stomach, and worry about everything. If it's really severe, you have fullblown panic attacks where the anxiety is so intense that you are filled with terror that something awful is going to happen.
At its worst, anxiety might prevent you from going out or participating in activities out of fear of having an attack. Avoidance then becomes a way of preventing an anxiety attack.
But because you avoid so many things, your life becomes restricted and you feel depressed and unfulfilled.
You can stop the anxiety.
You can stop the fear.
You can stop limiting yourself.
As a therapist specializing in anxiety treatment, I'm here to tell you that this kind of experience is more common that you might think.
But, more importantly, it can be overcome.
When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety treatment — unlike medication alone — addresses more than just the symptoms of the problem.
Anxiety treatment can help you:
uncover the underlying causes of worries and fears
learn how to relax
look at situations in new, less frightening ways
develop better coping and problem-solving skills
Therapy gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them.
Anxiety shouldn’t control your life. But sadly, for too many people, it does. Research shows that people who receive therapy are better able to relieve anxiety symptoms than with medication alone.
Take the first step in overcoming your anxiety today.
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For people who have been raised on text-based interactions, just speaking on the telephone can be high bandwidth to the point of anxiety.
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