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Help! I Feel Anxious All the Time

Help! I Feel Anxious All the Time

According to the World Health Organization, anxiety is the most common mental health disorder, affecting more than 301 million people worldwide.

Anxiety is something everyone feels at some point in life, whether it's jitters before a first date or stress before flying. However, when worry and fear take over your life, it's a sign of an anxiety disorder.

At Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, our specialized team understands how to efficiently treat anxiety disorders to relieve feelings of worry and fear.

Our team includes two board-certified psychiatrists and one board-certified psychologist who help you understand how anxiety affects you and who provide you with a personalized treatment plan.

The facts about anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of life, and everyone typically experiences small amounts of it – but it usually resolves on its own. However, when you have an anxiety disorder, the intense fear and worry interrupt your normal activities.

Various forms of anxiety affect children, teens, and adults. The primary forms of anxiety disorders include the following:

Phobias are another form of anxiety disorder that cause fear about certain things like spiders, heights, or social situations. Every form of anxiety has the potential to disrupt your life and cause irrational worry and fear.

The great news is we can treat all forms of anxiety, no matter how severe the problem. Most people do well with treatments such as medications, therapy, or both.

Signs of chronic anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety differently, with various symptoms manifesting themselves. The symptoms you experience can change over time, sometimes becoming worse.

You may wake up feeling anxious and feel that way all day or have waves of panic and worry throughout the day. Other symptoms you may experience include:

Symptoms of anxiety can be both physical and psychological. There may be something that triggers your anxiety, or it could just come on as the result of genetics or brain chemistry.

Unfortunately, the symptoms of anxiety can significantly interrupt your life and make work and social activities challenging to deal with, especially when you feel anxious all the time.

Why am I anxious all the time?

If you've never had anxiety before, but it seems to have taken hold of your life, you're not alone. Anxiety happens for various reasons and can be short-lived or chronic.

Various factors always play into feeling anxious, including life stressors and genetics. For example, if a close relative is living with anxiety, you're more likely to develop it – but not always.

Everyday stressors from family to work can also lead to chronic anxiety. Trauma from a car accident or personal life event can lead to feeling anxious every day, along with stress from your job, kids, and friends.

Social and economic problems also influence anxiety. Political issues, discrimination, illness, or a pandemic also worsen the symptoms.

In most cases, many factors play a role in the development of anxiety. If you're constantly worried or anxious, a closer look at your life and surroundings can help you pinpoint what's causing those feelings.

Treatments that help calm anxiety

At Carolina Wellness Psychiatry, our team offers various treatments and therapies to ease your mind and help calm anxiety. We thoroughly evaluate your feelings and needs to determine what treatment will work best for you.

Medications are one of the options we provide. Various types of medications are available to treat the root cause of anxiety. Many antidepressant medications also work to ease anxiety, especially when you’re living with depression.

Anxiolytics are a type of medication that help ease anxiety attacks. Still, they can be addictive, so we use them with caution.

Therapy is another helpful option when you have chronic anxiety. We offer cognitive behavioral therapy to help you understand the triggers of your anxiety and how to change your thought processes to avoid panic and worry.

We may suggest a combination of psychotherapy and medications to help you overcome anxiety and give you the best results. Everyone's treatment plan is different; we customize it to your symptoms and lifestyle.

To get expert treatment for anxiety disorders, call the Carolina Wellness Psychiatry team today at 919-446-3232, or message us on the website.

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