Addiction issues and emotional growth come with recovery but it takes a lot of work to cope with anxiety on a daily basis. Self-help may not be enough when normal anxiety turns into abnormal anxiety which requires professional support to overcome. Learning some tips and tools can help individuals cope.
Anxiety Has Purpose
Anxiety can be helpful when it urges people to move quickly in a time of ‘fight or flight.’ However, anxiety can prompt people to react to unsolicited events with anxious feelings. Normal anxiety occurs under average, everyday circumstances to millions of people with feelings that dissipate over time. With higher anxiety situations, feelings escalate until a person feels unable to cope and may need medical attention to get better. The following are some early symptoms of anxiety:
- Dry mouth
- Pounding heart
Some of those symptoms are just average everyday reactions to things like public speaking or trying something new for the first time but it can quickly spiral out of control for some people. Anxiety triggers are helpful to notice in identifying where anxiety gets out of control. When a person can identify triggers, the reactions are lessened or avoided altogether. This may require some special attention through therapeutic support to cope better with triggers.
The following triggers for anxiety can include chronic reactions which stretch over long periods of time. It is not normal to be unable to remedy anxiety with clear, concise reasoning. When left untreated, anxiety can spiral into unmitigated worry, problems concentrating, memory loss and often reclusive behavior. Difficulties at work, home and within relationships affect millions of adults in the United States who are affected by anxiety disorder. Some common diagnoses include:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social anxiety
Anxiety disorder are a frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorder in the United States affecting adults and children. Normal or abnormal feelings of anxiety can be treated and supported so they do not continue to spiral downward. Treatment may include individual and group therapy, medication, motivational interviewing and support to change addictive behaviors which may be co-occurring with anxiety. Sufferers of chronic anxiety do not need to suffer in silence, help is available. Support from family and friends is crucial to identify and help the loved one cope with anxiety and whatever other issues are occurring in that person’s life so he or she can return to a healthier way of coping with life.
Cypress Lakes helps individuals cope with anxiety who are struggling with real life pressures at work and home. For people with clinical anxiety, feelings of fear and worry can get out of proportion which do not go away. Feelings for people with chronic stress and fear may occur in every situation on a daily basis which makes it hard to cope. We help you unburden those fears, find the triggers and learn healthy coping mechanisms. Call us to find out how we can help you: 877-938-1577.