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You could be suffering from anxiety when you’re overwhelmed with worry and you tend to fixate on disturbing thoughts as your disposition suffers. While a little anxiety is a normal human emotion, you could be suffering from an anxiety disorder if your physical health, aside from the state of your mind, also deteriorates. 

An anxiety disorder is regarded as a mental illness. If you cannot carry on with your daily routines because you have too much fears or worries, then the disabling anxiety you’re feeling should be properly attended to with the help of the best anxiety treatment in Palm Beach Gardens.

Prevalence of Anxiety 

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million individuals 18 years old and older suffer from some form of an anxiety disorder.  In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. The condition is highly treatable, but only 36.9% actually receive professional help.

Types of Anxiety Disorders 

Anxiety disorders actually fall under the umbrella of different kinds of emotional conditions. Experts believe that if you have anxiety, you could also be suffering from depression, or vice versa. 

To better determine the types of anxiety disorders, experts have categorized anxiety-related conditions into five groups:

  • General anxiety disorder (GAD)

When you feel excessively worrisome and unrealistically fearful for your loved ones, some life events, or the state of your relationships, health, finances, and work, then you may have a general anxiety disorder. This condition affects at least 3.1% of the population and may be more common in women than men.

  • Panic disorder

When you start to sweat and your heart palpitates due to anxiety, you may be experiencing a panic disorder. In some cases, the anxiety can be so overwhelming that you might feel like you’re having a heart attack.

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

This type of anxiety develops following a traumatic event, such as abuse, an accident, being taken hostage, experiencing war or a natural disaster. PTSD can make a person easily startled and mentally troubled as a result of triggers.

  • Social anxiety disorder (SAD)

If being around people easily agitates you and if making eye contact or talking to another person makes you extremely uncomfortable, you could have a social anxiety disorder or social phobia. You may also develop an unreasonable fear of being embarrassed in public. According to ADAA, at least 36% of people with SAD live with their condition for many years despite the tortuous symptoms before finally seeking help.

  • Social phobias

This type of anxiety manifests in odd behaviors, such as an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the fear of flying, or the fear of being confined in a tight space. So, you should try, as much as you can, to avoid certain situations to prevent triggering your anxiety. 

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Signs, Symptoms and Common Causes of Anxiety

Regardless of the type, the most common symptoms of anxiety disorders are the same. Apart from the primary symptoms like fear, worry, agitation, discomfort, uneasiness or panic, a person with this condition may also experience a wide range of physical and emotional signs.

If you experience any of the following signs and other symptoms together with the primary symptoms, we recommend that you see a specialist for anxiety treatment in Palm Beach County to get the best treatment options. 

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweats
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle tension or twitches
  • Some shaking or trembling
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Not being able to stay still
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue or becoming easily tired
  • Pounding heart or palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Stomach upset
  • Insomnia or sleep disorders
  • Nervousness or jumpiness
  • Trouble concentrating or focusing on tasks
  • Irritability
  • Anticipating the worst-case scenarios
  • Withdrawing from people
  • Preferring isolation

 

However, the intensity and frequency of the symptoms are not the same for every person.  The triggers and causes may also be different. Factors like stress or emotional trauma, especially when not managed or processed well, could lead to anxiety disorders. A person’s mental health condition may also be triggered by a medical condition, medications, and the use of illicit drugs. 

What to Do in an Anxiety Episode

Anxiety attacks may spring out of the blue due to a trigger (involuntary) or crop up as a response to a stressor (voluntary). When the anxiety episodes become more evident as minutes pass, the first thing you must do is acknowledge your state and find a quiet place to sit down.

Then, start doing slow and deep breathing. According to Harvard Health, deep breathing is a great stress response as it can slow down your heartbeat, stabilize your blood pressure and relax your body and mind. 

Focus on how you slowly inhale and exhale the air and be conscious of how the air fills your lungs. You’ll know you’re trying too hard if you feel too tense rather than relaxed. It might help to find a focus point when you do your breathing, such as an object in the room, or a word that you can utter as you breathe in and out. 

There are several relaxation techniques you can do as well. If you’re not sure how to do it, ask your doctor for guidance. Practice deep breathing at least twice a day for 20 minutes, so that you can master your own technique to cope with the anxiety attacks.

Distracting yourself might also help if you’re feeling anxious. Some people try to organize their closet, play soothing music, go for a walk, or call a friend to talk just to keep their mind off the stuff that worries them. Experts at Michigan State University say that brain-training games on mobile gadgets may also help ease anxiety attacks. 

When to See a Doctor

Understand that while anxiety attacks may come and go, consulting a doctor will improve how you can better manage this condition. It’s important to seek professional help when the anxiety is already affecting not just your health, but also your job performance or relationships with people.

Getting a medical evaluation will also help rule out other conditions. The doctor may  prescribe other treatments that can reduce the anxiety attacks, such as Ketamine-Infusion therapy.

Ketamine-Infusion Therapy for Anxiety

Ketamine-Infusion therapy is a part of anxiety treatment in Palm Beach County. It works to treat anxiety disorders for patients who have had largely unsuccessful outcomes with traditional treatments. Ketamine is an anesthetic used in operating rooms, but it has been proven to work in reducing anxiety attacks, or depressive episodes among patients with suicidal tendencies. 

The drug is administered and monitored at a clinic using an IV. It can deliver immediate effects and relief, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Ketamine infusion therapy is swiftly effective in a range of neurotic disorders that are resistant to conventional antidepressant and anxiolytic drugs.

Get the Best Anxiety Treatment at Allay Health and Wellness

We understand that there can be a number of reasons for the onset of anxiety. They can be external, or internal factors.

Here at Allay, we want you to have the ability to free yourself from the crippling effects of anxiety. Imagine going to a place where you can let go of you debilitating thoughts, free yourself and take the opportunity to develop the coping skills needed to make a better life. For inquiries, visit us or Contact Us.

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