Anxiety and worry is excessive when it occurs more days than not, for at least six months, about a number of events or activities. The anxiety and worry are associated with three or more of the following symptoms:
Restlessness or feeling on edge, being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbance (difficulty falling or staying asleep, or restless, unsatisfying sleep), social phobia, having a panic attack, numbness, heart palpitations, trembling, difficulty breathing, sweaty palms, headaches, etc.
Anxiety, worry or physical symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning. It causes you to be in a constant state of fear and worry, anticipating the worst, feeling restless all the time or having a constant nagging concern. It’s often not external events that trigger anxiety but how you feel and perceive the events that cause the anxiety. Using the online counselling and talk therapy will help you learn how to identify your negative thinking patterns that cause the anxiety and replace them with more positive thoughts. I will help you learn to recognize when you’re anxious, how this feels emotionally and physically and coping skills to neutralize the anxiety. I will help you work through the core issues that caused the anxiety and heal them.
Panic attacks are characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear, accompanied by physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat, chest pains and difficulties breathing, feeling of chocking, fear of losing control and fear of dying, usually, it is not possible to predict when or where a panic attack will occur. Panic attacks are not dangerous but they are still extremely unpleasant experiences every time they happen.
Without treatment, panic and anxiety disorders can be chronic and persistent. Counseling can be helpful in reducing or eliminating symptoms and achieving a sense of safety, security and control. Eventually you should be able to reverse the downward negative spiral and live your life free of panic attacks.