Feeling tense, on edge, or unsettled is difficult to tolerate. These feelings can bring additional feelings of anxiety. You may feel tired because of the energy your worrying thoughts are using. And then you might not be able to sleep because of more worry.
While each type of anxiety disorder has a distinct set of symptoms, some common symptoms of an anxiety disorder include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Being easily tired
- Feelings of restlessness or feeling wound up
- Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
- Problems with memory
- “Physical symptoms” – including nausea, sweating, muscle tension, trembling, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath
We help in various ways once we get to know you and what would work best. We will help guide you through this personal recovery process with respect and compassion. Some options we use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Meditation/Mindfulness exercises.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting as many as 30% of Americans. So, if you’re experiencing anxiety, you are not alone.
This is not good news, but it does mean that many people will understand what you’re going through.