An anxiety disorder can interfere with your ability to enjoy life. Your body may experience a persistent “fight or flight” response, which can lead to panic attacks.
What are some common risk factors for anxiety?
Certain factors can increase your risk of developing anxiety. These include:
What causes anxiety?
If you’re prone to anxiety, there are several factors that can cause it, including the following:
Environmental and external factors
Substance use and abuse
How is anxiety treated?
What is a panic attack, and what are its warning signs?
A panic attack is a form of anxiety that involves sudden feelings of terror that are out of proportion or unrelated to the situation. People who have panic attacks may feel as though they’re going crazy or having a heart attack.
These attacks usually last less than 10 minutes at a time, and they can be recurring. Panic attacks may have some of the following symptoms:
If you’re experiencing symptoms of anxiety, a diagnosis can be the first step toward receiving treatment. It can sometimes be treated medically and/or with psychological counseling. Underlying conditions that may be contributing to anxiety can also be treated.
To find out more about anxiety, make an appointment today with Complete Neurological Care. We offer the skills and technology necessary to diagnose and treat your specific neurological concerns.