Anxiety is a feeling of intense worry or preoccupation with a perceived threat. Everyone experiences anxiety, whether it occurs as they face the first day at a new job or a new circumstance, and they push through it, knowing it will resolve.
Sometimes anxiety persists and apprehension intensifies. At this point, anxiety becomes overwhelming and you may try to control the intense feelings by avoiding the situation or people that trigger anxiety.
When anxiety interferes with your life – your relationships, work or social activities – please don’t wait to get help and support from Dr. Alexander Grewal.
If you’ve ever experienced severe anxiety, even if it was temporary, you probably know that it causes physical symptoms along with emotional symptoms, including:
These are the most common types of anxiety disorders:
Treatment is based on each person’s history, symptoms, and how they uniquely experience anxiety. A multimodal approach that includes therapy and medical is often required at the start of treatment, depending on the severity of your anxiety attacks.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most successful therapies for anxiety disorder. Other treatment possibilities include relaxation training, stress reduction, meditation, or exposure therapy if you struggle with a phobia.
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