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Understanding Anxiety is the first step towards treatment and recovery. Learn more below.

It always feels like something is wrong

Your mind creates problems that deep down you know don’t exist, but with anxiety you assume the worst, making it hard to do normal things.

If only your mind could stop thinking so negatively. Maybe then you could stop over-analyzing every word, thought, and action, and stop ruminating on that conversation you had last week where you think you messed up.

Why does it feel like everyone is upset with you, or that things will turn out bad?

You’re fed up with anxiety feeling like a weakness that holds you back from fully enjoying life and doing the things you want do.

You just need space from the thoughts but your loved ones don’t understand why you isolate yourself, and sometimes you rather not be alone.

Maybe for a moment, everything stops, and there’s clarity. But only for a moment because the peace doesn’t last.

Time and again, you've longed for relief, a break from the unending spiral of worry. where the mind isn't a battleground.

Illustration of a woman holding her head, depicting anxiety.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Imagine anxiety as an overprotective friend who means well but doesn't always know when to take a step back.

Imagine anxiety as an overprotective friend who means well but doesn’t always know when to take a step back. This friend is constantly on high alert, scanning for danger, often seeing threats where there aren’t any. It’s exhausting, isn’t it? Living with this kind of companion in your mind can make everyday feel like an uphill battle.

But what if this friend, anxiety, could be understood, and even guided to help rather than hinder?

Treating anxiety begins with understanding and uncovering the unique patterns of your anxiety and its impact on your life. This understanding leads to a dual approach in treatment: therapy and medication. In therapy, you’ll learn techniques to calm your overprotective friend and skills that give you confidence overcome anxiety. Depending on your specific condition, certain medications, can help balance your mood and lessen anxiety.

It’s common to feel frustrated or to wish you could simply ‘snap out of it.’ Yet, if a friend were facing the same struggle, you’d likely offer them kindness and understanding. Applying this same this self-compassion, recognizing your triggers and making lifestyle changes are all apart of healing. Although socializing with anxiety can be difficult, socializing with friends, families or support groups is powerful. It creates a sense belonging which can make navigating through anxiety feel more manageable and less isolating.

Over time, your perception of anxiety will change. It will become a part of your landscape, not a fearsome monster and life will become about living fully, with an understanding of your mind. Managing anxiety is a journey with setbacks and victories but eventually you’ll learn to live with it as a companion that doesn’t control your path.

Treatment for Anxiety

Clinical anxiety not only affects you emotionally but it can also show physically through symptoms

Anxiety, a common emotion, becomes a clinical concern when it becomes long lasting with excessive worry or fear in everyday situations. This form of anxiety is known as an anxiety disorder and may show as panic attacks—sudden bursts of intense anxiety or fear. It can significantly hamper daily activities, leading you to avoid certain places or situations to escape these distressing feelings. Anxiety disorder can show up in childhood or adolescence years, lasting into adulthood

Additionally, anxiety disorders are broad with various types, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia and substance-induced anxiety, and more. It’s also possible to experience multiple anxiety disorders simultaneously, and sometimes, anxiety could be triggered by underlying medical conditions requiring treatment. Anxiety is nothing to be ashamed about, with appropriate treatment, you can manage symptoms and navigate life with lifelong strength. Symptoms of anxiety disorder can vary from person to person, but signs include being constantly on edge, stressed, and full of worry.

Clinical anxiety not only affects you emotionally but it can also show physically through symptoms like muscle tension and shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, chest pain, sweating, dizziness, fatigue and sleep issues, rumination or GI issues. Experiencing anxiety daily can also make focusing on tasks challenging which can negatively affect your school or work performance. Remember that these symptoms may be a part of your experience but don’t define who you are and because there are different types of anxiety disorders, seeking guidance is the first step to figuring out the best way to get better.

Care at Godaelli

At Godaelli Psychiatric, we believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.

We understand that managing anxiety is more than a single-step process; it’s a journey that requires a comprehensive and personalized approach. This is why we provide a holistic treatment plan that combines the benefits of both medication management and talk therapy, personalizing care to your specific needs so you embrace life with renewed strength.

Our specialized team is committed to supporting you every step of the way, empowering you, and educating you to manage anxiety effectively.

If you or a loved one is facing the challenges of anxiety, remember, you’re not alone. Godaelli Psychiatric and Mental Health Center is here to guide you from a life overshadowed by worry to a future where confidence and peace are your constant companions.

Overcome anxiety: Together, we’ll journey from constant worry to calm confidence.