What is anxiety?
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.
What are some 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’re not getting “good” sleep
What are some common symptoms of anxiety in children and adolescents?
Refusing to go to school
Unexplained aches and pains, such as stomachaches, nausea, or headaches
What are some different types of anxiety?
This type of anxiety is characterized by worrying about a lot of different things and experiencing common symptoms of anxiety for months.
People with social anxiety experience worry about most social situations and how other people perceive them in social situations.
People with separation anxiety experience distress and worry about being detached from loved ones.
What does a panic attack look like?
A panic attack is an intense surge of fear or discomfort that reaches its peak within minutes. During panic attacks, people may experience some of these symptoms:
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 they are in a dream
Feeling detached from their body
Fear of losing control or “going crazy”
Fear of dying
How is anxiety treated at CARE?
Exploring negative patterns of thinking
Replacing maladaptive responses with successful coping skills
Identifying common patterns of negative thinking and turn the into positive patterns
Become aware of thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment 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
CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers:
- – Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- – PreferredOne
- – Health Partners
- – Medical Assistance
- – UCare
- – Cigna
- – Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.
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