Occasional anxiety is normal and is something that most of us have experienced, often due to situations such as public speaking, taking a test, etc.
Clinical anxiety disorders, however, involve more than temporary fear or worry, and the effects can interfere with your work or social life and tend to not go away completely. Your symptoms may improve and then worsen—they tend to wax and wane. These worries and fears can often drain your energy, leaving you feeling exhausted and depressed. In fact, depression and anxiety tend to occur together in a large number of people. There are several disorders, such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and others that are included under the broad heading of anxiety disorders. These disorders often start early and, if left untreated, can severely limit an individual’s potential. Collectively, anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders suffered by Americans, affecting approximately one in five, or 20% of the population.
Anxiety disorders can be managed by one of the two major treatment modalities –medications and psychotherapy. Combining both treatment modalities simultaneously leads to a faster decrease in symptoms and increases long-term stability. There are many FDA approved treatment options available, and the caring team at The Solace Center Sienna can help you select the best option for you. Call us today for more information.