Anyone can feel anxious, and everyone has felt anxious, at some point in their lives. This can range from feeling nervous for your first day of class or at work, being scared about having your first child, or feeling the butterflies in your stomach before a big presentation or an interview. Situations differ, but the outcome feels the same: the tension is released after the stressful activity, and it’s usually back to normal. We use the word “usually,” as for those with anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, the last part doesn’t happen. For others, the worry or the fear doesn’t go away that easily, and they can even sometimes get worse to the point of interfering with aspects of your daily life. If you feel as though you’re experiencing something like this, then you might have anxiety.
Given how there are many situations that may cause anxiety for you and not others, and vice versa, there are no universal set of “triggers” for anxiety. However, all anxiety-related disorders do have similar symptoms, such as:
From reading the above, it may be hard to tell whether or not what you’re feeling on some days is anxiety or if it’s actually an anxiety disorder. Perhaps a helpful tip is for you to assess not just the duration or the extent of the anxious feeling, but to assess if the situation itself is appropriate for your level of anxiety, and if it’s interfering with you from doing what should be otherwise normal tasks. If you feel as though you’re experiencing any of these, don’t hesitate to approach a psychologist or call us here at Life Resolutions in Ringwood.
Unfortunately, given the nature of anxiety, sometimes those with anxiety-related disorders might feel helpless, alone, or misunderstood as sometimes their anxiety comes from the belief that they’re alone in their endeavors. This is especially since asking someone to just “let their worries go” isn’t something a person with anxiety-related disorders can easily accomplish.
Some believe anxiety is common among humans because this is part of what helped prehistoric humans survive the harsh environment they were living in before. The usual “fight or flight” instinct that makes us nervous, for instance, may have been a way for prehistoric humans to pursue their prey and food, and to keep themselves safe.
However, anxiety nowadays can get to the extent that it can hinder someone’s physical, mental, and social functionality, and as such other professionals actually consider it as severe as having a physical disease. Unfortunately, sometimes the perception of others towards anxiety show a large gap between what the general public knows about the nature of anxiety-related disorders as a group of mental health concerns.
If you feel as though your anxiety is becoming too much to handle, always remember that you can freely call us here at Life Resolutions in Ringwood to schedule an appointment with our psychologists. We care for your welfare, and we want to be your helping hand that could give you the push you need for a brighter tomorrow. We understand what you’re going through and work with you to create a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs and lifestyle. Let us help you start your journey to a brighter and more stress-free tomorrow. Call today.
Where is Our Anxiety Service Located?
We are conveniently located 3/15-17 Heatherdale Road, Ringwood Victoria 3134.
To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256