Anxiety

Treatment for Anxiety can begin TODAY by calling Mindful today at 516-505-7200

The team at Mindful recognizes the detrimental effects of anxiety on daily wellbeing. Anxiety can be crippling, preventing individuals from reaching their fullest potential and highest level of functioning. Mindful is here to help.

What is the difference between anxiety and normal stress? Anxiety occurs when fear and worry are persistent despite a lack of present danger, and when it interferes with daily life and ability to carry out normal functions or responsibilities.

Anxiety exists on a scale, and in extreme cases may be considered ‘generalized anxiety disorder.’ Symptoms of anxiety versus GAD are similar; however, GAD will persist over long periods of time versus sporadically.

Here are some emotional and physical signs and symptoms of GAD:

  • Persistent worrying or anxiety about a number of areas that are out of proportion to the impact of the events
  • Perceiving situations and events as threatening, even when they aren’t
  • Inability to relax, feeling restless, and feeling keyed up or on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating, or the feeling that your mind “goes blank”
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Trembling, feeling twitchy
  • Sweating
  • Nausea, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Irritability

Both anxiety and GAD require treatment such as medication management and group therapy, as well as referrals to individualized psychotherapy. Anxiety and GAD can go hand and hand with several other anxiety and mood disorders, such as depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more. “Our team recognizes how much anxiety can hold individuals back from living and experiencing their lives. We want to help”

There IS help available for anxiety, and treatment can begin today at Mindful. Call now.