Everyone on earth will feel anxious from time to time. Anxiety truly becomes a problem when it begins to interfere with our life, our completion of tasks and goals, our relationships, and our overall happiness and sense of fulfillment. Following are some statistics on the frequency of Anxiety in the United States, and how it manifests in our lives. At Cultivation Counseling, we take a holistic approach to evaluating all the aspects of the individual’s life, and collaboratively develop strategies to make lasting change.
Anxiety is the most commonly occurring psychological ailment in the United States today, affecting nearly 40 million Americans annually.
$42 billion dollars are spent annually in the U.S. on anxiety related disorders.
Symptoms of Anxiety are often mis-catagorized or misunderstood, and particularly in PTSD and in people suffering from panic attacks. A Physician should also be consulted to rule out physical illnesses.
Many treatments for Anxiety exist, including: cognitive & behavioral therapy (CBT), Neuro-linguistic programing (NLP), changes in habits and daily schedules, medications, meditative practices, the use of coping stills, and Mindfulness Training.
Anxiety in our Physical Body
Anxiety can manifest in many physical forms. Many of the symptoms include muscular tension or soreness, Unexplained Aches and Bodily Pains, a feeling of Dizziness, Having a hard time Sleeping, and Heart Palpitations in some case. There are also a myriad of other physical ailments that result the stress related to Anxiety.
Anxiety in our Thoughts
Anxiety in our thinking can often manifest in the form of: a lack of an ability to focus, constant worry, a feeling of helplessness or of being overwhelmed, and catastrophic thinking.
Anxiety in our Emotions
Emotionally, Anxiety can manifest as feelings of: nervousness, panic, dread, depression, irritability, jumpiness, fear, and worry. Anxiety in our behaviors We often times find our behaviors changing to cope with our Anxiety. Some of these behaviors include: avoiding people, situations, places or things that cause anxiety, self-medication to relieve stresses cause by anxiety with alcohol and drugs, overworking, nightmares or trouble sleeping and sometimes aggressive behaviors.
Major types of Anxiety include or are related to:
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Social Anxiety Disorder
Specific fears or phobias
Illness & Injury