Anxiety can come in many forms…
involves worrying all the time, having problems with sleep, having difficulty concentrating, your muscles feel tense all the time, you experience irritability, or feel keyed up or on edge.
can come out of the blue (for seemingly no reason at all), and cause lots of fear and physical symptoms including: palpitations, sweating, numbness, tingling, GI distress, shortness of breath, and fears that you’re going to die. You may feel like you are going crazy. It may get so bad, that you become unable to leave your home.
can take it’s form in physical rituals you perform over and over again (checking lights, locks, compulsive hand washing) or mental rituals (thoughts that take up lots of your time, having to divide by certain numbers, typing in your head).
occurs subsequent to a traumatic event or series of events. Trauma can lead to a range of symptoms including: chronic anxiety and/or depression, flashback and nightmares of the event, feelings of detachment, and avoiding thoughts or things related to the event.
Specific and Social Phobias
involve fear that reaches irrational proportions and can cause a lot of internal distress.