Most people experience anxiety at some point during their lives. Stressful work weeks, big exams at school, or first dates can all cause anxious feelings. However anxiety disorders are illnesses that cause people to feel frightened and distressed without a cause. Anxiety disorders can reduce productivity and significantly diminish an individual’s quality of life.
Anxiety disorders are very common, with almost ⅓ of American’s suffering from an anxiety disorder at some point in their life. While anxiety and fear are basic human emotions, especially when dealing with a threat, when they interfere with a person’s daily life they can cause emotional damage.
Unlike the relatively mild and brief anxiety caused by a specific event, severe anxiety can last for months or years. While each individual who suffers from anxiety has unique symptoms and triggers, they all suffer from excessive and irrational fear and dread.
Anxiety disorders are treatable and with proper treatment, most people with anxiety disorders can lead normal, fulfilling lives. Advantage Mental Health Center offers many treatments for those that suffer from anxiety. Choosing the right treatment for you is a personal decision that should be discussed with a mental health professional.
If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety, get help today. Call 727-600-8093 to schedule an appointment.