Anxiety is a feeling of worry or nervousness. Feeling anxious sometimes is normal. But some people have anxiety disorders, which get in the way of everyday life.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder causes you to have anxiety and worry for months. You may have many symptoms like:

  • Restlessness
  • Getting tired easily
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling irritated
  • Muscle tension
  • Having trouble sleeping

Panic Disorder
A panic disorder is defined by frequent panic attacks. Panic attacks are sudden moments of extreme fear with other physical symptoms, like a pounding heart or shortness of breath.

Panic attacks are a symptom of a panic disorder. You might worry about having another panic attack and avoid places where you had a panic attack before.

Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety is sometimes called social phobia.

Symptoms include:

  • Fear of being in social situations where you might feel embarrassed or judged
  • Feeling very anxious or self-conscious about being with other people
  • Staying away from places to avoid being around other people

There are many treatment options for anxiety. Anxiety disorders are usually treated with psychotherapy, medicine, or both.

Types of treatment:

  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Self-help or support groups
  • Stress management
  • Anti-anxiety medicine and antidepressants

If you are looking for help with anxiety, search for a provider or call us.

This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose conditions or to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you might have a behavioral health condition, please seek help from a medical professional.