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Anxiety

According to NAMI anxiety is the most common mental health disorder, it is estimated that around 40 million Americans have an anxiety disorder

Anxiety is normal and it can motivate you to work hard and perform well. However, excessive anxiety and worry that is difficult to control and interferes with everyday activities may be a sign of something more serious. A panic attack can often occur when experiencing an intense surge of fear or discomfort. Seeking therapy for your anxiety we can work together to explore negative patterns of thinking and teach successful coping skills. We can help you learn how to let feelings and thoughts happen without acting on them and to acknowledge difficulties in life without avoiding them, as well as teach calming strategies.

Common Symptoms

  • Feeling restless or on edge
  • Being easily fatigued
  • Having difficulty concentrating or feeling like your mind goes blank
  • Being easily annoyed
  • Having tense muscles
  • Having trouble sleeping, or feeling like you are not getting “good” sleep
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Types of Anxiety

Treatment at CARE

  • Exploring negative patterns of thinking
  • Replacing maladaptive responses with successful coping skills
  • Identifying common patterns of negative thinking and turn them into positive patterns
  • Become aware of thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgement or blame
  • Learn how to cope with negative emotions and situations
  • Learn how to let feelings and thoughts happen without acting on them and to acknowledge difficulties in life without avoiding them
  • Learn how to use calming strategies

What does a panic attack look like?

Racing Heart
Sweating
Trembling or Shaking
Shortness of breath or feeling smothered
Feelings of choking
Chest pain or discomfort
Nausea or abdominal distress
Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint
Hot or cold flashes
Numbness or tingling
Feeling like you are in a dream
Feeling detached from your body
Fear of losing control or “going crazy”
Fear of dying

Common Symptoms

Anxiety Symptoms in Children & Adolescents

Children 5 and under: Trouble with eating, sleeping, or toileting (including having accidents when already toilet-trained), difficulty with transitions (e.g. from home to school), frequent tantrums or meltdowns, restlessness/hyperactivity/difficulty calming down, fearfulness of new or novel situations

Children 5 and up: Trouble with eating, sleeping, or toileting, worry about upcoming events or activities (may be expressed by asking questions over and over about the same thing or seeking frequent reassurance), restlessness/hyperactivity/difficulty calming down, fearfulness of new or novel situations, school refusal

Teens: Irritability, trouble sleeping, avoidance of activities or social situations, perfectionism, excessive worries about school or sports performances

Common across ages for children and teens: Complaints of frequent stomachaches or headaches

Common Anxiety Diagnoses

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

This type of anxiety is characterized by worrying about a lot of different things and experiencing common symptoms of anxiety for months

Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety experience worry about most social situations and how other people perceive them in social situations

Separation Anxiety

People with separation anxiety experience distress and worry about being detached from loved ones

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