What is Anxiety?
Anxiety disorder is a mental health condition that can occur to anybody who has experienced a traumatic situation. The types of situations that can cause anxiety disorder can be as simple as getting into an auto accident on the way to the grocery store, or they can be as complex as being unable to forget a traumatic event like being in a war zone. People with anxiety disorders typically experience feelings of apprehension, nervousness, doubt, and unease in normal situations. When these feelings become so prominent in a person’s life that they cannot function, they reach a level of anxiety that causes them the inability to function.
At EZCare Clinic in San Francisco and San Jose, we help you learn how to cope with an anxiety disorder so that you can live your live without suffering from discomfort.
Unfortunately, everybody will experience anxiety differently. Some examples of anxiety disorders range widely, by they often include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is typically experienced by veterans and other military personnel who have been through war. Depending on your condition, the doctors at EZCare Clinic can prescribe certain medications to help you with anxiety disorder. Medications that are combined with changes in lifestyle that include sleeping habits, diet, and physical activity can have an impact on your wellbeing and recovery from anxiety disorder. As part of medication and lifestyle changes, an effective counseling program for anxiety disorders can also be beneficial.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
- Social and General Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety from Phobias
The word phobia means to have fear of something or a situation. People can demonstrate a phobia almost anything in our world. Most phobias may produce extreme anxiety symptoms including panic attacks, hyperventilation, uncontrollable shaking, and even vomiting and nausea among other symptoms. Some of the more common phobias include:
- Spiders (Arachnophobia)
- Germs (Mysophobia)
- Confining Spaces (Claustrophobia)
- Dogs (Cynophobia)
- Public Places (Agoraphobia)
- Heights (Acrophobia)
- Snakes (Ophidiophobia)
- Flying (Aviatophobia)
- Public Speaking (Glossophobia)
- Clowns (Coulrophobia)
- Plus Several More
Social and General Anxiety
People who suffer from a general anxiety disorder often worry often find it difficult to deal with life on a daily basis. Anxiety is an unexpected event that creates a strong sense of discomfort and nervousness. General anxiety can last anywhere from a few weeks or months to over a year if anxiety symptoms are treated by a doctor. At EZCare Clinic, our medical professionals understand how general anxiety can impact a your life, and we take every measure to help you reduce and prevent anxiety from taking control of your life.
People who experience social anxiety often feel fear of not being accepted in social settings. They even fear embarrassment. People with social anxiety typically have trouble attending school or going to work. Additionally, social anxiety can cause a strain on personal relationships.
Anxiety from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that affects thousands of people on a regular basis. Phobias can have a tremendous influence on OCD behavior. OCD causes people to experience unreasonable thinking, which lead to repetitive actions based on obsessions or compulsive behavior.
Compulsive behavior can range from different tasks such as counting, repeating words, or repeating an action. Individuals with compulsive behavior also experience some level of social anxiety. Obsessions are subtle but can affect a person’s mental state more than their physical actions. People who experiences obsession may have thoughts that cause torment or have trouble letting go of situations.
Typical treatment for OCD typically includes general counseling, medications, and behavior therapy.
Anxiety from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects thousands of people everyday. This debilitating conditions can produce symptoms such as nightmares, daytime flashbacks, and you may begin avoid certain situations or places because of fear. PTSD occurs to a person who experiences a traumatizing event and remembers the details and feelings of the event for days, weeks, and years after it has past.
This type of anxiety can lead to substance abuse, irritability, and compulsive behavior. Some individuals with PTSD also experience sleep disorders such as nightmares and sleepwalking. Unfortunately, PTSD has caused people to have difficulty staying positive, which causes them to have issues developing connections or trust with other people.
Treatment for PTSD may include different programs and may even require a prescription to help control compulsive or obsessive behavior. Fortunately, the doctors at EZCare Clinic are prepared to help you cope with PTSD.
Here’s What You Can Do About Anxiety
Depending on your condition, we may be able to connect you with a support groups that can provide emotional support and help you learn to live with your anxiety. Our medical professionals also provide counseling for life skills management including behavioral therapy, anxiety response techniques, meditation, and even Tai Chi. Health wellness is also important in dealing with anxiety. Before beginning any program be sure to prepare yourself for certain lifestyle changes including a healthy diet, exercising, and stress management (breathing, prioritizing).
At EZCare Cinic, we provide many treatment options to help people deal with PTSD and other anxiety disorders including panic disorders, phobias, social anxiety and general anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The first thing to do is to call one of offices in San Francisco or San Jose and schedule an appointment for a consultation with or doctor.
Call EZCare Clinic to schedule an appointment today or walk-in to San Francisco or San Jose clinic.