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Signs of Anxiety

Nearly everyone likely experiences anxiety at some point in their lives. Perhaps you experienced anxiety before taking a test, before a date, or during a job interview. There are other types of anxiety, which potentially leads to a variety of debilitating signs and symptoms, and possibly begins interfering in a person’s life. The Ranch PA treatment staff understands when anxiety becomes more than an occasional experience that quickly subsides, leading an individual to return to their normal lifestyle with no ill effects. Signs and symptoms of anxiety sometimes require professional treatment to regain control and return to a lifestyle without the worsening symptoms.

Does anxiety cause disturbance in your life? Do you feel like anxiety sometimes takes control, leading to physical and emotional symptoms? Our highly-trained staff recognizes that anxiety often accompanies a substance use disorder. Many people that experience an addiction to alcohol or other drugs also experience signs of anxiety.

Five Types of Anxiety Disorders

The signs of anxiety potentially depend on the type of anxiety disorder that a person has because the various anxiety disorders each have their symptoms. Some signs overlap, yet are still typically distinguishable from the other anxiety disorders.

Although there are many types of anxiety disorders, there are five that particularly occurs among both men and women. Five types of anxiety include:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social phobia or social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Other examples of anxiety include obsessive-compulsive disorder and separation anxiety. When you receive treatment at The Ranch PA, you learn that you or your loved one can experience more than one type of anxiety disorder. The signs that you experience are important so that the caring staff at The Ranch PA develop the ideal treatment plan for your needs.

Specific Signs of Anxiety

The signs of anxiety vary by disorder, and by the individual with the disorder. Sometimes, the signs and symptoms of anxiety are further complicated when a person has anxiety along with a substance addiction, which means that the person has a dual diagnosis, both a mental health and substance use disorder.

Signs of generalized anxiety disorder include displaying excessive worry or anxiety for most days for at least six months, resulting in possibly feeling restless, on edge, irritable, and easily fatigued. People with this anxiety disorder often experience sleep problems and issues in their life because of their signs of anxiety.

Social phobias or social anxiety disorder often lead to experiencing intense anxiety related to a social situation. The anxiety is often so severe that the person goes to great lengths to try to avoid the cause of their social anxiety or specific phobia. People sometimes avoid social situations because of their phobia or social anxiety disorder signs.

Panic disorder is very real for the people that experience it, even though many other people do not feel the same signs of anxiety. The person has intense fear that is sometimes so severe that it results in physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, chest pain, or breathing difficulties.

There are several types of phobias, which are characterized by an intense fear of an object, event, or situation. Flying in a plane, being in a crowd, or a closed space are some phobia symptoms.

Post-traumatic stress disorder, although often associated with military veterans, possibly affects anyone that experiences a traumatic situation or event.

General Signs of Anxiety

There are general signs of anxiety that often lead a person to seek treatment, including:

  • Excessive worrying
  • Having a sense of impending danger or doom
  • Experiencing ongoing difficulty concentrating on anything but the perceived source of the panic or anxiety
  • Experiencing restlessness and fatigue
  • Sweating or trembling because of anxiety

Treatment at The Ranch PA

You do not have to experience anxiety alone. The Ranch PA empathetic, caring staff understands how anxiety affects someone. Take back control over your life. Learn to live without the intense anxiety that dominates your life.

Contact us at 717.969.9126 and learn the benefits of individualized treatment for anxiety.

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