Millions of adults, teens, and children in the United States experience anxiety, ranging from simmering worry over everyday events to full-blown panic at the thought of leaving their homes. The team at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness in Cordova and Greater Tennessee , Greater Tennessee, TN, can create a treatment plan that helps you overcome the challenges of anxiety disorder. They customize a strategy that meets your needs and circumstances, including concierge services and immediate availability. Schedule a visit today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.
Everyone experiences anxious thoughts occasionally related to everyday work, social, or family issues. However, anxiety becomes a disorder when it occurs frequently or interferes with your daily routines, goals for the future, or overall sense of well-being.
Anxiety symptoms vary depending on the type and may include the following:
Your evaluation at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness includes identifying the type(s) of anxiety you’re experiencing.
There are several types of anxiety disorders, including:
Generalized anxiety disorder leads to persistent worry over routine activities or events. You may expect a worst-case outcome to any scenario, making it difficult to make simple decisions such as when to start dinner or whether to accept a party invitation.
Panic disorder causes sudden and extremely intense feelings of fear that can quickly progress to terror. Physical symptoms of a panic attack include shortness of breath, chest pain, excessive sweating, and heart palpitations.
Phobias induce anxiety in a specific situation or location, causing you to avoid the triggering event. For instance, individuals with social phobia may avoid interacting with people because they’re afraid of being judged by others. Agoraphobia may lead to isolating at home to avoid being in a crowded store or location that might trigger feelings of powerlessness.
OCD symptoms include often overwhelming fear (obsessions) of routine environmental risks, resulting in frequent hand washing to avoid germs, repeatedly checking door locks for safety, and other compulsive behaviors to relieve anxiety.
Based on your initial assessment, anxiety treatment at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness typically includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This form of psychotherapy focuses on learning skills that reduce your symptoms as you return to activities you've avoided.
You may also benefit from medication to ease your symptoms as you undergo psychotherapy. Your therapist may recommend yoga or other stress-relieving activities. A healthy diet, seven to eight hours of restful sleep nightly, and routine exercise can also improve your overall health and sense of well-being.
Schedule a visit at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness today. Call the office or request an appointment online.