Woman’s Anxiety Bucks County, Pa.
Anxiety and depression are among the most common mental health issues affecting women in Bucks County, PA. While occasional anxiety is normal, anxiety disorders are something more: frequent, intense, excessive, and persistent worry about everyday situations. That can manifest itself in many forms – as a general feeling of anxiety throughout the day, social anxiety, anticipatory anxiety before certain events, and sports performance anxiety, among others.
Anxiety can make it difficult to perform daily activities, degrading your quality of life; after all, anxious feelings are often difficult to control and disproportionate to any actual danger. Anxiety can be genetic, or it can caused by trauma such as a car accident, divorce, or sexual assault.
Symptoms and complications of anxiety may include:
- Feeling uncontrollably restless, nervous or tense
- Difficulty thinking about anything but the present worry
- A sense of impending danger, panic or doom
- Increased heart rate
- Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
- Sweating, trembling, feeling weak or tired
- Trouble concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Gastrointestinal problems
Variants of women’s anxiety include:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety
As always, we begin with an intake evaluation conducted by a therapist in our office to assess the severity and type of anxiety. If medication is an option to consider, we also set up a psychiatric visit. Treatment generally involves talk therapy, developing DBT skills, possible medication, and developing anti-anxiety behavior techniques. With permission from the patient, we may collaborate with family members, guidance counselors and family doctors during the course of treatment.
Call our offices today to set up an appointment with a therapist if you or a loved one are struggling with anxiety or depression.