Anxiety is a common consequence of living and managing life’s conflicting needs and demands. It is a normal reaction to stress and can motivate people to work harder to attain goals and solve problems.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Healthy coping skills can be diminished and work and home life negatively impacted when the feeling of anxiety is excessive and irrational fears become disabling. It is disabling if the anxiety lasts most of a day and it is difficult to control the sense of worry.
Other signs of severe anxiety include the following symptoms:
- Feeling restless, keyed-up or on edge
- Being easily fatigued
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle tension
- Sleep disturbances
Types of Anxiety Disorders
The following are all types of anxiety disorders:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Acute-Stress Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Disturbing Nightmares or Flashbacks
Treatment for Anxiety
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms it is important to seek treatment because prolonged states of anxiety can affect physiological health and interfere with the quality of your life.
Anxiety is very treatable and there are a variety of psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions.
The behavioral health services team at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center offer a variety of treatment approaches and will work with you to develop an approach that is right for you.
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For more information about our program and the services we offer, please contact us at one of the following numbers:
Inpatient Treatment: (510) 204-4405
Partial Hospitalization Program: (510) 204-4569
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