What No One Tells You About Anxiety
Symptoms of anxiety can leave you feeling misunderstood and isolated. Finding someone to talk to can help you realized you're not alone.
Anxiety is a difficult disorder that causes people to have a lot of different emotions and thoughts. People who have anxiety may find it difficult to explain how they feel. Their symptoms may change over time which means new coping skills might be needed. Anxiety disorder may seem easy to define (feeling anxious/nervous about certain things) but there are a lot of characteristics that come with anxiety that a lot of people do not know about.
Everyone’s Experience is Unique
There are typical symptoms of anxiety but the way someone experiences them is unique. There are many different factors that play into one’s anxiety (environmental, genetic, social) which means we cannot categorize everyone with anxiety under one column. As therapists, we work with each client to find approach that works for them and points them towards meeting their goals.
Anxiety is Very Treatable
When you are diagnosed with anxiety it can feel as though your world is ending. However, anxiety is one of the most treatable mental health disorders, Using a variety of different treatment methods, it is possible to find relief and long term stability.
Anxiety is More Than Just Nerves
It is part of us as human beings to feel nervous or worried about something. This is a normal response to a stressor (i.e., feeling nervous before public speaking or before a competition). Anxiety is a mental health disorder which causes debilitating feelings of nervousness and worry that requires more care and attention than stress.
Anxiety is Unpredictable
It is common for anxiety to flare up out of nowhere even when you have a support system and are feeling "fine". It is important not to give up when this happens but to seek help, and keep reaching out to your support system. Living with anxiety requires patience and acceptance that there will be bad days.
Ignoring Your Anxiety Won’t Make It Disappear
Avoiding your anxiety can do more harm than good. Avoiding places, activities, or relationships because of your anxiety can reinforce your need to feel stressed and worried. Seeing a therapist can help you approach the journey to recovery in small, sustainable steps.
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