Everyone feels anxiety every once in a while. However, if you feel a constant overwhelming or fearful feeling, you could be suffering from an anxiety disorder. While most people feeling stress from work, school, and their personal life can get past it, it affects people with anxiety order differently. This stress can make it hard to lead a normal life, and it can cause long-lasting negative effects.
Anxiety can be caused by environmental factors or can be inherited. It is thought to come from the section of the brain that regulates emotions, including fear. Experts think that when this part of the brain malfunctions, it causes periods of extreme anxiety that last for prolonged periods. Furthermore, these periods of prolonged anxiety are thought to change the way nerve cells transmit information to other areas of the brain. This also can change how memories and emotions are controlled by the brain, affecting the regulation of the body’s critical systems.
There are a wide variety of symptoms of anxiety. While it’s normal to feel some anxiety sporadically, you should talk to a mental health professional if you have severe or prolonged occasions of any of the following symptoms:
The short-term treatment anxiety programs at Willow Creek Behavioral Health are led by certified mental health professionals. We want to give you the best care possible so that you can get your life back to normal. We offer free, confidential assessments for those suffering from anxiety disorders. We will create a personalized course of treatment using one or more of our numerous programs that were designed specifically for people with anxiety.
If you have any questions about anxiety disorders or to schedule your free assessment, please contact us. We are available 24/7 to help.