In Touch Counseling Services
Psychological Counseling & Wellness Center located in Vancouver, WA
Most people feel worried some of the time. But if you have a pervasive sense of worry or dread that you just can’t shake, it’s time to talk to Janelle Adams, MA, LMFT, ATR, and the team at In Touch Counseling Services. You could be living with anxiety, a common and treatable mental health condition. For relief from your anxiety, request your appointment online today.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is two things. First, it’s an emotion most people feel at some point in their lives, like before giving a big presentation or making a challenging decision. But it’s also a diagnosable mental health condition.
Anxiety that pervades your life and prevents you from doing certain things or ever feeling relaxed isn’t normal. You don’t have to live with ongoing feelings of worry or the sense that something bad will happen.
If you would say you’ve felt worried or anxious more days than you haven’t in the last six months, it’s time to talk to the team at In Touch Counseling Services. What are the Core Symptoms of Anxiety?
What are the Core Symptoms of Anxiety?
- Panic, fear, and uneasiness.
- Feelings of panic, doom, or danger.
- Sleep problems.
- Not being able to stay calm and still.
- Cold, sweaty, numb, or tingling hands or feet.
- Shortness of breath.
- Breathing faster and more quickly than normal (hyperventilation)
- Heart palpitations.
Are there different types of anxiety?
Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. You can have more than one anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment.
What Causes Anxiety?
As with many mental health issues, the causes of anxiety disorders aren't fully understood. Life experiences such as traumatic events appear to trigger anxiety disorders. Inherited traits also can be a factor. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)Trusted Source, a combination of genetic and environmental factors may play a role. The areas of your brain that control your fear response may be involved.
Why choose In Touch Counseling Services for treating anxiety?
If you feel anxious most of the time, talk with the team at In Touch Counseling Services. We have a wide range of tools and treatments available to help you understand and control your anxious feelings.
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