It’s normal for most people to be nervous sometimes, like when they’re about to speak in front of a crowd or a class. But if you have anxiety, you likely feel nervous nearly all the time, even if you’re taking part in mundane tasks or hobbies you usually love. In fact, if you have an anxiety disorder, you likely spend a lot of time feeling unnecessarily anxious about things you can’t control or events that haven’t happened yet.
Anxiety disorders vary by type and degree—for instance, some people suffer from panic disorders that cause debilitating panic or anxiety attacks when they become too stressed. However, all anxiety disorders have one thing in common: they’re generally very treatable.
If you’re looking for anxiety treatment in or near Arlington Heights, IL, visit the team at NeuroHealth Arlington Heights. Along with diagnosing anxiety, we can offer comprehensive treatment plans that conform to your individual needs.
All About Anxiety
There are multiple anxiety disorders, but some of the most common are Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), social anxiety, and panic disorder. If you have a family member with an anxiety disorder, you might be at a higher risk of developing one yourself. Symptoms can include:
- Sleeplessness or restless sleeping
- Fatigue and irritability
- Avoidance of other people and social situations
- Muscle aches and tension
- A constant sense of worry or fear
If you have a panic disorder, you experience panic attacks, or periods where your heart pounds, you feel shaky, you have difficulty breathing, and you feel like everything is out of your control. Panic attacks can be triggered by stressful situations, but they can also be triggered by small problems that wouldn’t typically induce an extreme amount of fear.
Children who suffer from anxiety will likely suffer in school and have a harder time forming friendships.
Women are more prone to experience anxiety than men, and anxiety can occur in conjunction with other mental illnesses, like OCD and depression. If you or your child shows symptoms of anxiety, schedule a visit for a neuropsychological test at NeuroHealth. We’ll help you determine whether you suffer from anxiety or another condition.
Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety
When you visit NeuroHealth, we perform a comprehensive assessment to evaluate your level of anxiety and type of disorder. Once we understand your circumstances, personal history, and symptoms, we can come up with a treatment plan that could include medication, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), or stress-management courses or therapy sessions.
We make it our mission to help every person from every age group succeed in life. If you want to learn more about our anxiety treatment services, call (847) 754-9343.