Anxiety is a normal stress response. However, you may have an anxiety disorder if you feel anxious during normal, everyday situations that affect your emotional and physical well-being. The mental health professionals at Magnolia Counseling Clinic in Batesville, Mississippi, specialize in treatment for anxiety disorders. To learn more about their patient-centered approach, call the friendly office staff or book an appointment online today.
Anxiety occurs when you have an emotional response to a stressful situation. It causes you to have feelings of fear, dread, or worry. It serves as a natural coping mechanism that can help you get through a difficult time.
Anxiety is a temporary feeling that normally dissipates after a little bit of time. However, if you feel overwhelmingly fearful or nervous every day about normal things, you most likely have an anxiety disorder.
There are different types of anxiety disorders, including:
This type of disorder causes extreme concern and worry about your health, school, work, or relationships. You can have a difficult time concentrating, sleeping well, and you may feel very restless. It can also interfere with your ability to manage your daily responsibilities.
Panic disorder brings on unexpected panic attacks that cause strong feelings of dread or even terror. You can also have physical symptoms, including rapid heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and sweating, and the attacks can last several minutes.
You can even suffer from panic attacks simply by worrying about when your next one might occur.
Phobias are triggered by specific situations or things like snakes, spiders, germs, heights, or flying.
If you have social anxiety disorder, it can be difficult to leave your home. You may worry about others judging you, which makes you want to avoid seeing people. You might also avoid social settings out of fear of embarrassing yourself.
The feelings caused by all anxiety disorders can get worse over time.
The team at Magnolia Counseling Clinic provides the highest level of treatment and support to help you recover from an anxiety disorder. Treatments may include:
In many cases, a prescribed anti-anxiety medication or an antidepressant can calm your anxiety symptoms. The team at Magnolia Counseling Clinic provides medication management to find the right medicine and dose for your condition.
Counseling or therapy can help you work through your anxiety disorder, helping you recognize triggers, and learn about the cognitive tools that can help you make the necessary mental adjustments to combat symptoms.
If your symptoms don’t improve with traditional treatments, the team may offer other solutions, including ketamine infusion therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
If you tend to have anxiety every day that affects your quality of life, call Magnolia Counseling Clinic for an evaluation today, or use the online scheduling tool.