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  • What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

    It’s normal to feel anxious occasionally, but a persistent dread that interferes with daily life can signify that it is becoming a problem. Some common anxieties people regularly experience include worry about daily life, fear of judgment from others, or periods of panic. These experiences can lead to diminished self-confidence, difficulty in relationships, stress while trying to achieve goals, and poor quality of life.

    If you or someone you love is struggling with prolonged anxiety, it is time to reach out to a professional for help. Asking for help can be challenging, but you don’t have to go through this alone. You can win back your life from your anxiety with a team of specialized therapists.

    At Mind, Body, and Soul Therapy & Counseling, our specialized therapists in Collingswood or Moorestown can provide support and treatment for those struggling with all forms of anxiety. Reach out to our team by calling (856) 834-3709.

    As one of the leading therapy groups in Collingswood for anxiety support, our team has compiled a list of some of the most common symptoms of those with an anxiety disorder.

    Common Symptoms

    ➢ Fleeting feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
    ➢ Experiencing dizziness
    ➢ Difficulty concentrating and/or focusing
    ➢ Having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep
    ➢ A feeling of terror, dread, and worry that something terrible is going to happen
    ➢ Thinking about a problem over and over again
    ➢ Physical symptoms of anxiety include heart palpitations, sweating, chest pain, breathing problems, tense muscles

    Common Causes

    While there is no one cause for why someone begins to experience anxiety, there are many general causes that can play a role. With the help of a therapist, you can learn the unique root of your anxiety.

    ➢ Chemical imbalance: Severe or long-term stress can affect the chemical balance in the brain and lead to an anxiety disorder.
    ➢ Genetics: Anxiety disorders can run in families. You may inherit an anxiety disorder from one of your parents or both of them.
    Medical causes: For some, an anxiety disorder can be linked to an underlying medical problem such as heart disease, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, or respiratory conditions, including asthma and COPD.

    Are Some People More at Risk Than Others?

    Stress buildup, ineffective coping skills, or an existing mental health disorder can also increase one’s risk of anxiety. Other risk factors for anxiety include drug or alcohol misuse or withdrawal and having certain personality types.

    How Can a Therapist Help?

    If you or a loved one is trying to cope with anxiety, see a therapist near you in Collingswood.

    Our therapists are trained to help clients identify and manage the factors that contribute to their anxiety. The main goal of anxiety-focused therapy is to equip clients with the skills required to develop an in-depth understanding of their thoughts and emotions so that they can decrease anxiety and cope with stressors.

    Mind, Body, and Soul Therapy & Counseling offers a variety of therapy services. Our therapists bring different specialized skills to the table, enabling them to create customized mental healthcare plans to match the unique needs of their clients. To learn more about anxiety therapy and our practice, call (856) 834-3709.

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