Anxiety is a mental health disorder that makes you fear or worry about things in an extreme way. Approximately 12% of Americans suffer from some type of anxiety each year.

What should I do if I need help?

Contact Centerstone to talk with a therapist about anxiety and how we can help.

Signs of anxiety

Anxiety can interfere with life’s routine activities and result in emotional and physical changes.

Emotional signs of anxiety

  • short-tempered, restless
  • feeling sad or down
  • stress
  • constant worrying
  • difficulty falling asleep, tiredness
  • difficulty concentrating
  • suicidal thoughts
  • emotional pain

Physical signs of anxiety

  • fast heartbeat
  • headaches
  • shakiness
  • difficulty breathing
  • chest pain
  • muscle aches and pains
  • relying on medicine or drugs
  • loss of productivity

Panic attacks

A panic attack is when anxiety happens all of a sudden, often with a burst of intense feelings like:

  • shortness of breath or a smothering sensation
  • dizziness or faintness
  • accelerated heart rate
  • trembling, shaking, sweating and/or choking
  • nausea or abdominal stress
  • depersonalization (not feeling like yourself)
  • numbness or tingling sensations
  • flushes, hot flashes, chills
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • fear of dying
  • fear of losing control

How can anxiety be treated?

When anxiety begins to control your day-to-day life, it is time to seek professional help.

Most experts agree that a combination of talk therapy and medication work best for treating anxiety. Centerstone staff are trained to help people deal with anxiety so they lead a happy and healthy life.

If you need help dealing with anxiety, contact us today.

We know that there isn’t one solution that works for everyone, so our treatment options include you in the decision-making process.

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