At times, life can be very uncertain, more so these days due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Your life may be full of anxiety, making it hard for you to cope with life. While it is normal to get nervous, there are instances where this feeling becomes overwhelming and takes center stage in your life. If this defines your experience, it is time to seek professional help from your Irvine anxiety specialist. Alejandra Suzuki MD, FAPA, and her team at Americas TMS Center are dedicated to helping restore your peace of mind by combining their years of experience, modern treatment options, and state-of-the-art technology.

Below, we have compiled a comprehensive guide about anxiety to help you know when to seek professional help.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a combination of mental health disorders including:

  •   Panic disorders
  •   Generalized anxiety disorder
  •   Social anxiety disorder
  •   Phobias
  •   Separation anxiety disorder

The most common form of this disorder is a generalized anxiety disorder, which causes your body to release stress hormones in response to normal stimuli, creating a constant feeling of fight or flight. When stress hormones are released into the bloodstream for an extended period, this impacts your physical and mental health.

When it’s time to get help

Anxiety can make your life be constantly surrounded by unfounded fears. It is normal to feel anxious when facing fearful moments, but you require professional assistance when the condition:

  •       Causes insomnia
  •       Impacts your relationships
  •       Keeps you away from the things you enjoy
  •       Keeps you isolated
  •       Leads to suicidal thoughts
  •       Leads to feelings of self-loathing and worthlessness
  •       Impairs your ability to concentrate

Anxiety impacts your mental and physical health. It can cause complications such as migraines, chronic pain, and digestive problems. If you feel trapped in a sea of constant fear and worry, this is the time to seek professional help.

Why you need to seek help for anxiety disorders

You may think that you will overcome anxiety on your own and that this is a normal feeling when facing hard situations in life. However, things are not usually that easy. You may not be able to control every situation that confronts you in life.  You will face anxiety triggers at some point in life, and attempting to avoid high-anxiety situations can make you miss a lot of social events.  

Anxiety is a social disorder, and once your brain becomes affected, it becomes susceptible to developing more problems in the future. Failing to seek professional help exposes you to other mental illnesses.

Individualized treatment plans

All is not lost since anxiety disorders are treatable. The Americas TMS Center team provides experienced, companionate, and individualized care to help you pick up the pieces of your life. Your treatment plan is tailored to suit your unique needs, symptoms, and goals. Your doctor can use medication, psychotherapy, behavior modification, or a blend of these approaches. 

It is time to put a stop to anxiety so that you can live life to the fullest. Consult your doctor to learn more about anxiety and the available treatment plans.

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.