Are you suffering from unexplained headaches, increased heart rate or continued stress, no matter how hard you try to relax? Do you constantly worry about having to join social events, completing work projects or caring for your children?
If so, you might be suffering from a form of anxiety disorder. Not familiar with this diagnosis? Keep reading to learn more. For quality anxiety therapy in Wilmington, NC, be sure to make the call to Legacy Freedom. We help people, just like you, everyday with anxiety issues.
How To Recognize Anxiety
Sometimes, recognizing anxiety can be difficult. Especially when it comes to certain age groups. Anxiety in children is very hard to identify. The same goes for older adults. Because intensity and symptoms of anxiety very, there's no defined way to recognize this disorder. Sometimes, it can be a rapid heartbeat, or a sudden headache. Other times, back pain or nervousness can be present.
In addition to multiple symptoms, there's also different types of anxiety disorder. Over the next few blog post we will be talking about anxiety in detail and how you can recognize it through both symptoms and knowledge.
According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), close to 40 million adults in the US alone have some type of anxiety disorder. Because this condition comes in various forms and intensities, depending on the severity of it the disorder can affect relationships, work and social activities. Many times, we have symptoms that are unexplained and hard to cope with. We continue through life as best we can without every really giving the signs much thought.
Studies show that a bit of anxiety is a normal part of every day life, no matter how old you are. In reality, it's actually good for us. It gives us the ability to increase our heart rate through increased breathing rates. This helps our brain get ready for an intense situation. It also helps us prepare for uncertainty. However, because there are certain types of anxiety that can become persistent and excessive, it's important to know when typical every day anxiety becomes crippling anxiety that affects our ability to function normally.
This condition could become devastating to both mental and physical health. That is why understanding and recognizing anxiety is important.
Often times, stress and anxiety are confused with one another. It might be difficult to tell the difference since most people get anxious when dealing with a stressful situation. Especially if it's one that makes us feel threatened or unsafe, because feeling anxious is a normal response to danger. It's a natural emotion that helps us detect harmful situations.
On the other hand, anxiety can be overwhelming and constant. When this is the case, it interferes with work and family. It can also disrupt normal activities. When anxiety causes you to have trouble functioning normally, you've crossed the line from stress to anxiety disorder.
In our next blog post we will be talking about more ways to recognize anxiety, including symptoms of the disorder, attacks and the various other types of this mental health issue. Be sure to check back with us soon for more information.
Affordable Anxiety Therapy in Wilmington, NC
If you or someone you love is suffering from anxiety disorder, and aren't sure where to turn to, contact us. We are here to help with holistic and alternative anxiety therapy in Wilmington, NC. We can help you find the root cause of your mental illness and also help you treat and recover from it. Learning to cope with a mental illness alone is difficult and overwhelming. However, you don't have to suffer alone. Contact Legacy of Wilmington, NC for more information.