Stress & Anxiety
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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. Often, they are caused by an accumulation of stressful life events or an untreated traumatic experience.
Although anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only about 37% of those suffering will ever receive treatment.
Seeking quality mental care to treat anxiety and stress is essential, as untreated symptoms will often worsen over time and potentially cause physical health problems down the road.
Understanding Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety are not always bad. If we did not experience some anxiety we might not be motivated to do things that we need to do (for instance, getting our work done on time). However, if stress and anxiety begin interfering with your daily life, it may indicate a more serious issue. If you are avoiding situations due to irrational fears, constantly worrying, often feeling irritable or angry, or are experiencing severe anxiety about a traumatic event weeks after it happened, it may be time to seek help.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Specific Phobias
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Can Anxiety Therapy Help?
Therapy can be very effective at helping you develop coping skills to manage everyday stress better. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) effectively treat the source of your anxieties, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy will give you simple yet effective ways to cope. After therapy, you will spend significantly less energy on anxiety and more time doing things that bring you joy!
Can Medication Help?
Yes, medication can help alleviate your symptoms. However, medication alone should never be the answer to anxiety. Your past experiences always play a part in making your anxiety as bad as it is. Medication will temporarily dull your symptoms, but it will never help you identify and fix the root cause of your anxiety. Relying on medication puts you at risk of becoming dependent on them, which can potentially create problems.
Our recommendation is to begin therapy with us. Our approach is often more effective than talk therapy, so our clients experience relief after just a few sessions. Or, feel free to book an appointment with one of our nurse practitioners to discuss the option of short-term relief through medications.