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Don't let anxiety paralyze your life!

Anxiety is a normal emotion in life. Anxiety is a response to the stress that life brings when a challenging or triggering situation is present. While experiencing anxiety from time to time is normal, it can develop into a problem when feelings become excessive and interfere with daily living.

What Does Everyday Normal Anxiety Feel Like?

Anxiety is a normal emotion that happens when situations occur which are stressful or put you in some kind of perceived danger. Anxiety can be very intense and persistent. The physical manifestations of anxiety are sweating, rapid heart rate, and breathing; if it goes on long enough, it can make you very tired.

When Does Anxiety Become a “Disorder”?

  • Worrying becomes extremely uncontrollable
  • Worrying causes physical and emotional distress
  • Worrying will never go away
  • Worrying and fear prevent you from life, trying new things, or taking any risks whatsoever
  • Worrying prevents you from leaving home

How Does Anxiety Affect Your Life?

  • Anxiety affects your physical health
  • Anxiety frequently causes gastrointestinal issues 
  • Anxiety prevents your sympathetic nervous system from shutting down
  • Anxiety causes heart rate and blood pressure to stay too high
  • Anxiety manifests in dry mouth

When Should You Worry About Anxiety? 

  • When anxiety is uncontrolled and causes daily stress that never goes away
  • When you are never free from worry about normal everyday life
  • When you stop being willing to try new things out of fear
  • When anxiety affects your job performance and income
  • Anxiety causes nightmares and an inability to sleep well
  • Anxiety makes it impossible to stay focused
  • Anxiety causes a loss of self-esteem

What Causes Anxiety Disorder?

  • Genetics
  • Ongoing stress in your environment
  • Medical issues and medications prescribed for other issues
  • Brain chemical imbalances
  • Other mental health disorders

Can Anxiety Be Treated?

Anxiety can be treated in several ways, which include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications
  • Keeping a journal
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Integrative treatments such as “art therapy”
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Exercise

Everyone has anxiety from time to time. However, chronic anxiety symptoms could indicate a disorder that, if untreated, will interfere with your quality of life. At The Guest house, we provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment plans to ensure your get the help to meet your needs. So, if anxiety causes you or your loved one to avoid life to reduce anxiety, then the time to get help is now. For more information about our programs, reach out today and call (855) 483-7800.