We all experience stressful times. We can often feel overwhelmed. When does worrying become a problem that we might need help in overcoming? What is the difference between everyday stress and experiencing an anxiety disorder? There are many disorders that fall under the category of anxiety disorders. What I most often see in my office is Generalized Anxiety disorder. Generalized Anxiety disorder is when a person experiences anxiety excessively and finds it difficult to control that worry for a period of at least 6 months. Instead of worrying about a test the night before, a person with Generalized Anxiety disorder might worry about the test the days leading up to the test and the days following the test. A person who worries to the level of a mental health disorder will often notice that they are not able to function the way he or she used to.
How anxiety can negatively impact functioning:
I encourage you to speak with your primary care provider if you think that you have been experiencing many of the symptoms listed above. It is important to rule out any medical or physical reasons for anxiety; therefore, it’s a good idea to start with your primary care provider. Your primary care provider can assess the severity of your anxiety and refer you to the appropriate healing professional.
I am a mental health therapist practicing in Henderson, NV. I have found that most of the people that I work with have lost themselves on the road to success. A key component of my treatment approach is assisting people in rediscovering their passions and restoring balance to their lives. This blog contains slivers of wisdom that I continue to discover while assisting people become mentally fit.