Anxiety has the ability to cripple us and cause us to feel as though we’re losing touch with reality. Depending on the person, anxiety can lead to headaches, insomnia, chest pains, panic attacks, light sensitivity issues, and much more. These symptoms can range in severity, but, without the proper support, it’s possible for those who experience anxiety to feel these never-ending sense of impending doom that looms over their head throughout the day. If you’ve been battling with anxiety lately, please know that you’re not alone. In fact, there are millions of people across the nation who struggle with anxious thoughts, and understanding how anxiety works can help us to better work through it in the long run.

How Anxiety Works

Anxiety occurs when a person has worries or dreadful feelings about something happening in the future. This could start in the pit of the stomach, and is often accompanied by thoughts that plague our day. For example, a person may begin thinking to themselves, “I’m a little worried about how that meeting is going to go tomorrow” and quickly land at, “I am inadequate and my life is a waste.” These thoughts might continue to spiral until they suddenly find that their mind, body, and spirit are tense and it feels as though the world is crashing down.

Anxiety Disorders

For those who battle with anxiety on a daily basis, or at least very frequently, it’s quite possible that an anxiety disorder is present. There is a wide range of anxiety disorders that require a proper diagnosis by a medical professional to identify. Not only is a diagnosis important, but understanding how our symptoms are affecting us can be incredibly helpful as well. For example, if a person is battling with anxiety, it may be crucial to reflect on how that anxiety is impacting their relationships, work endeavors, and inner world perspectives.

It can take some time to work through anxiety, but intervention is necessary in order to see major improvements. If you’re ready to seek help, speak with a professional from Alta Loma today. We understand the link between mental health and substance abuse. Our treatment plans prepare you to handle the stresses of everyday life. Alta Loma is a world-renowned, Texas state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center exclusively for men. If you are ready to seek treatment to develop the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being, call us today at (866) 457-3843 for a consultation.