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Feeling anxious from time to time is a normal part of life, but when anxiety becomes chronic and pervasive, it can take a considerable toll on life, interfering with our ability to perform at school and work and disrupting our ability to interact successfully with others. The symptoms of chronic anxiety can vary from person to person, but generally may include:
sense of doom or danger
persistent bouts of nervousness and worry
problems focusing and concentrating
panic attacks, which may include feelings of lightheadedness, increased heart rate, and shallow or rapid breathing
Anxiety can have different underlying causes. While many people have generalized anxiety disorders, others may experience separation anxiety, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia and other phobias.
Yes, without proper treatment and management, chronic anxiety can affect physical health, increasing your risk for heart attack, angina, chronic pain syndromes, chronic headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure, respiratory issues, immune system problems, and more.
Therapy can help by enabling patients to discover the true source of their anxiety so they can learn ways to manage it effectively. By identifying negative thoughts associated with anxiety, nervousness and panic responses, patients can learn to control those thoughts and replace them with more positive thoughts and reactions that can become “second nature” over time. As patients begin to experience success in learning to manage negative behaviors, problems with self-esteem, depression and other issues can also begin to improve. In some cases, therapy in combination with medication like anti-depressants can provide the best results, but each patient's therapeutic approach needs to be individualized to their needs and experiences in order to be most effective.
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