4 Questions to Ask about Anxiety

4 Questions to Ask about Anxiety

It is important to know that there are treatments available for anxiety, and you are not alone! Call our team of professionals at the Ramos Center or visit us online to book an appointment. We have several convenient locations to serve you in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL and St. Petersburg, FL.

Anxiety Treatment Specialist Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg, FL
Anxiety Treatment Specialist Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg, FL

Table of Contents:

What are the 5 symptoms of anxiety?
What is the main cause of anxiety?
How do you calm anxiety?
Who can I talk to if I have anxiety?

What are the 5 symptoms of anxiety?


Every individual experiences anxiety at some point in their life, and those with anxiety disorder exhibit similar symptoms to those without the disorder, but the symptoms are more severe and more frequent for those with anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive and persistent worry and concern in individuals. A person’s heightened fear and anxiety can lead to panic attacks. Patients with anxiety disorder often struggle with a range of symptoms that can interfere with their daily lives.

The 5 primary symptoms of anxiety include excessive and persistent worry, thinking about a problem over and over again and being unable to stop, feelings of panic and doom, trouble concentrating and sleeping, and intense unwarranted fear that leads to avoidance of places or people.

What is the main cause of anxiety?


There is no single cause of anxiety, it is usually the result of a combination of factors. A higher risk of anxiety is associated with genetic factors, personality factors, stressful events, substance abuse, and physical health.

Anxiety conditions are not always caused by external stressors, but they can be triggered by them. Anxiety can sometimes be triggered by trauma or abuse, family or relationship problems, career changes or career stress, the death of a loved one, and a number of other traumatic events or dramatic life changes. The development of anxiety is more likely to be associated with certain personality traits than with others. Anxiety is more likely to develop in people who behave timidly, are easily flustered, or display low self-esteem. Diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and other physical health problems can also be associated with anxiety. About 20 percent of those with substance abuse disorders also have anxiety disorders, and substance abuse can contribute to anxiety disorders. Anxiety is often triggered by genetic predispositions such as a family history of mental health conditions.

How do you calm anxiety?


There are many ways to calm anxiety over the long term such as better overall health practices, exercise and diet, and most importantly, seeking out proper care. Anxiety treatment through a combination of medication and therapy can change how you manage your anxiety and give you greater control over it.
 
But there are measures you can take at home right now for immediate relief of anxiety. Learn what your anxiety triggers are and how to avoid them. If the triggers are unavoidable, if the triggers are work-related for example, allow yourself to take a step back and take a mental break from them if they become overwhelming.
 
A mental break can be a variety of calming activities such as meditation, yoga, listening to music, or even something as small as taking deep breaths. Maintain a positive attitude to the best of your ability. Take up new hobbies and/or get involved in community activities. Even better, you can contact the Ramos Center today so that our team of professionals can work with you to help treat your anxiety. We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Laurel FL, Memphis FL, Port Charlotte FL, Cortez FL, Palmetto FL, and Dunedin FL.

Who can I talk to if I have anxiety?


There are many options to seek care for anxiety. A primary care provider may be able to assist you with a diagnosis and treatment or a referral to a specialist. Patients in Florida can seek care for anxiety at the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional pain medicine.

Psychotherapy and medication are most often used to treat anxiety. Anxiety disorders are most commonly treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). In CBT, patients are taught skills that will allow them to manage their symptoms so they can engage in activities they avoided because of their anxiety. Medications used to treat anxiety disorders vary depending on the type. Anxiety disorders can be treated with anti-anxiety medications like buspirone, antidepressants, and beta-blockers or sedatives.

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