Excessive anxiety can also be defined as apprehensive expectations and you may see these symptoms occurring at work, school, or at home.
According to the ADAA Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
People who experience anxiety find themselves:
- Having difficulties controlling the worry
- Feeling restless or on edge
- Easily fatigued
- Trouble concentrating
- Feelings of irritability
- Muscle tension
- Difficulty falling asleep, restless, or staying asleep
- Trouble focusing on tasks “going blank”
Can you relate to any of these symptoms?
If so, Therapy could be an investment in yourself to help manage the anxiety you are experiencing.
Therapy allows people to:
- Learn self soothing skills
- Gain insight into the anxiety
- Challenge distorted thinking
- Learn ways to interact that do not reinforce anxious habits
- Learn skills that will be useful in other areas of life
- Process emotions and experiences that are connected with the anxiety