Anxiety is a normal, sometimes helpful, emotion that everyone experiences at times. At reasonable levels anxiety is a great tool that alerts us to danger and helps us identify stressful situations. But sometimes anxiety may be out-of-proportion to the event or situation an individual is experiencing. In other situations, individuals may experience symptoms of anxiety when no threat or stressor is present.
So, how do you know when your anxiety needs to be treated?
Anytime anxiety interferes with your ability to enjoy and experience life, it is appropriate to seek the advice of a professional.
Anxiety is one of the most common reasons people ask for professional help. Diagnoses range from situational anxiety to anxiety disorder and each individual experiences their own, unique set of symptoms.
Some of the more common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Increased heart rate
- Rapid or shallow breathing
- Racing thoughts
- Difficulty concentrating
- Excessive worry
No matter what type of anxiety you’re experiencing, there’s help. A professional clinician may prescribe a combination of solutions for your anxiety treatment. They may include counseling, making some lifestyle changes and medications. Today’s evidence-based treatments, medications, and interventions allow individuals to return to emotional equilibrium and resume everyday activities.
Left untreated, unchecked anxiety can have a negative impact on an individual’s emotional, mental, and physical health. Today, we know that identifying and treating emotional issues is an essential part of a complete health treatment plan.
Tennessee Counseling provides diagnosis, counseling, and medication management all under one roof. In addition, we provide extended call center hours, easy online enrollment, all major insurance coverage, and private pay. The environment at all Tennessee Counseling facilities is designed to provide a client experience that is free from distraction and that allows you to focus on your health and healing. For anxiety treatment or anxiety disorder, please reach out now, or simply click the link provided to make an appointment today.