Rick Boyes, Ph.D., LCPC
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Anxiety and Panic Disorder

Because anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions rather than a single disorder, they can look very different from person to person. One individual may suffer from intense anxiety attacks that strike without warning, while another gets panicky at the thought of mingling at a party. Someone else may struggle with a disabling fear of driving or uncontrollable, intrusive thoughts. Still another may live in a constant state of tension, worrying about anything and everything.

But despite their different forms, all anxiety disorders share one major symptom: persistent or severe fear or worry in situations where most people wouldn’t feel threatened.

Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety

In addition to the primary symptoms of irrational and excessive fear and worry, other common emotional symptoms of anxiety include:

     Feelings of apprehension or dread
    Trouble concentrating
    Feeling tense and jumpy
    Anticipating the worst       
    Irritability
    Restlessness
    Watching for signs of danger
    Feeling like your mind’s gone blank


Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just a feeling. As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight response, anxiety involves a wide range of physical symptoms. Because of the numerous physical symptoms, anxiety sufferers often mistake their disorder for a medical illness. They may visit many doctors and make numerous trips to the hospital before their anxiety disorder is discovered.
Common physical symptoms of anxiety include:
   
    Pounding heart
    Sweating
    Stomach upset or dizziness
    Frequent urination or diarrhea
    Shortness of breath       
    Tremors and twitches
    Muscle tension
    Headaches
    Fatigue
    Insomnia


Anxiety can be debilitating.  Don't spend your days hoping this will go away by itself.  If you are suffering from anxiety or panic disorder, call me today or email me at RBoyes@aol.com

Rick Boyes, Ph.D., LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Clinical Hypnotherapist

(208) 761-9807

As of January 1, 2017
offices are located at
136 S. Academy
Eagle, Idaho 83616
 

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