Overwhelming Anxiety

Overwhelming Anxiety

Article Outline

  1. What is overwhelming anxiety and what are the symptoms?
  2. How common is overwhelming anxiety and who is most likely to suffer from it?
  3. What causes anxiety and how can it be treated?
  4. What to do if you have overwhelming anxiety

 

What is overwhelming anxiety and what are the symptoms? 

Overwhelming anxiety is a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of excessive worry or fear that can interfere with daily activities. It can be very debilitating, making it difficult to concentrate or function normally. Some common symptoms include excessive worrying, panic attacks, difficulty sleeping, and overwhelming feelings of fear or dread. If you think you may be suffering from overwhelming anxiety, please seek help from a qualified professional.

 

How common is overwhelming anxiety and who is most likely to suffer from it?

Overwhelming anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting approximately 18% of the population. It is most common in adults, but can also affect children and teenagers. Those who are most likely to suffer from anxiety include women, people with a family history of mental illness, and those who have experienced a traumatic event.

There are a number of factors that may contribute to why anxiety disorders mostly affect adults. For one, adults have had more time to experience traumatic events or stressful life situations that may cause them to develop an anxiety disorder. Additionally, adults are more likely to be aware of their own mental health and be able to recognize the symptoms of an anxiety disorder. And finally, many adults do not feel comfortable seeking help for their mental health issues, which can lead to them going undiagnosed and untreated.

 

What causes anxiety and how can it be treated? 

Overwhelming anxiety can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, life experiences, and brain chemistry. It can also be triggered by certain situations or environments.

While the cause of anxiety is not fully understood, it is believed that genetics can play a role. Anxiety disorders tend to run in families, and researchers believe that certain genes may make someone more likely to develop an anxiety disorder.

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for anxiety, but a variety of therapies can help. Therapy can help people learn how to cope with their symptoms, while medications such as antidepressants can help to control them. Lifestyle changes, such as exercise and healthy eating, can also be beneficial.

If you are experiencing overwhelming anxiety, it is important to be aware of what triggers your symptoms. This will help you to avoid or manage those triggers when possible. It may also be helpful to talk to a therapist  about your triggers and how to deal with them.

Treatment for anxiety can vary depending on the person, but may include therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. If you think you may be suffering from overwhelming anxiety, please seek help from a qualified professional.

 

What to do if you have overwhelming anxiety

If you are experiencing overwhelming anxiety, there are a number of things you can do to help manage your symptoms. First and foremost, it is important to be aware of what triggers your anxiety and try to avoid those triggers when possible. You may also want to keep a journal to document your thoughts and feelings, as this can be helpful in identifying patterns or triggers.

Additionally, you can try to engage in healthy behaviors such as exercise and healthy eating. This can help to improve your mood and overall well-being. You may also want to consider seeking therapy, which can help you learn how to cope with your symptoms. If you are taking medication for your anxiety disorder, be sure to follow the instructions of your doctor closely.

It is important to remember that you are not alone in this. There are many people who suffer from anxiety and there is help available. If you think you may be suffering from overwhelming anxiety, please seek help from a qualified professional.

 

Take The Next Step

If you are struggling with overwhelming anxiety, Lisa Eaton Therapy can help. We offer a variety of therapy services that can help you manage your symptoms and learn how to cope with them. Our therapists specialize  in helping people with anxiety disorders, and they will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

If you think you may be suffering from overwhelming anxiety, please contact us today to learn more!  You can do so by calling our Intake Coordinator or filling out our online contact form.