According to the national institute of health (NIH) as many as 33.7% of people experience the effect of one of the many forms of anxiety disorders at some point through out their life. This is a staggering number of people afflicted, yet only 36% of those who qualify for a diagnosis seek treatment for anxiety. You may be at the deliberation phase wonder if the anxiety symptoms you are experiencing might qualify you for a diagnosis or if you should be seeking help from a therapist or counselor.
As a person experiencing anxiety, you may be in great anguish, feeling embarrassment, or frustration about the way that this is effecting you. Additionally, you may be wondering why or how you could have developed anxiety. Keep in mind, anxiety disorders as well as most other types of psychological disorders are caused by an intricate interaction of genetic, social, and personality factors. Each specific kind of anxiety that falls under the diagnostic heading of
“anxiety disorders” has a unique set of symptoms associated with it.
Learn more here about the most common types of anxiety disorders. Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Acute Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Substance Induced Anxiety Disorder, Interpersonal Anxiety, if you are experiencing any of these or if you are wondering whether your symptoms may qualify you for a diagnosis this is something to explore further with a licensed professional counselor or other medical professional, as a counseling practice which cares about you, read on to learn more about Treatment for Anxiety.