Do You Experience Any of These Anxiety Symptoms?
- Worrying a lot about everyday things
- Having trouble controlling your worries
- Knowing that you worry much more than you should
- Finding it difficult to relax
- Having a hard time concentrating
- Getting easily startled
- Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- Feeling tired all the time
- Experiencing headaches, muscle aches, stomach aches, or unexplained pains
- Becoming irritable, sweating a lot, or feeling light-headed or out of breath
- Having to go to the bathroom a lot
Did you know?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias (social phobia, agoraphobia, and specific phobia).
Understand that you are not alone
Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about 18.1 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders frequently co-occur with depressive disorders or substance abuse.
Nearly three-quarters of those with an anxiety disorder will have their first episode by age 21.
Learn how anxiety treatments can help you
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) describes several forms of psychotherapy that are effective. Of these, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) works to replace negative and unproductive thought patterns with more realistic and useful ones.
These treatments focus on taking specific steps to overcome anxiety and depression. Treatment often involves facing one’s fears as part of the pathway to recovery. Interpersonal therapy and problem-solving therapy are also effective.
Call for professional help today
Steven J. Chen, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years experience working with over 5,000 individuals. He has been licensed since 1994 in the state of Utah and is in good standing with the licensing board and with the Utah Psychological Association (UPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). He has served on the UPA board for many years and served as President of the UPA. He has the highest possible rating from previous clients on online rating sites (See HealthGrades).
Dr. Chen is listed in the Psychologist Locator, in Psychology Today Online, in GoodTherapy, in Locate a Doc and many other online listing services.
Learn more about Dr. Steven Chen here.