How to Triumph Over Your Fears
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults each year. If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from anxiety disorder, you know how debilitating it can be. The good news is that there is hope! Leslie Daugherty will discuss what anxiety disorder is, and offer tips on how to overcome it.
The first thing to understand about anxiety disorder is that it is not simply “worrying.” Everyone experiences worry from time to time; it is a normal and even healthy emotion. Worry becomes a problem when it starts to interfere with your daily life. Anxiety disorders can take many different forms, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and phobias.
Anxiety disorders are characterized by persistent and excessive fear or worry in response to real or imagined triggers. This fear can cause physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, or dizziness. It can also lead to mental health problems such as difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping, or feeling irritable or on edge. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms on a regular basis, it is important to talk to your doctor.
There are many different treatment options available for anxiety disorder. The most important step is to seek professional help. A therapist can work with you to identify the root cause of your anxiety and develop a plan to address it. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that has been shown to be particularly effective in treating anxiety disorders. CBT focuses on helping you change the way you think about and respond to your triggers. Medication can also be an effective treatment for anxiety disorder, and your doctor can discuss the best option for you.