How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder or if I just have a normal amount of worry? Doesn’t everybody worry? Yes and no. Most of us have things we worry about, but it is the degree of worry and how much this interferes in our lives that matters. People with anxiety may have trouble letting go of worrisome thoughts, may experience physical symptoms, and might have difficulty in their relationships or meeting their goals.
- Do you ever feel restless? Do you feel on edge?
- Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep due to worry thoughts?
- Do you feel irritable?
- Do you have trouble concentrating?
- Does your heart ever race or do you have trouble catching your breath?
- Do you feel nauseous? Do you have dry mouth?
- Do you find it difficult to relax?
- Do you have muscle tension anywhere in your body?
- Do you experience difficulty letting go of worrisome thoughts?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact me for an evaluation. We can work together to determine if you have any of the following anxiety disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, or Social Anxiety.
Treatment Together we will devise a comprehensive treatment plan for your anxiety symptoms. We will work to recognize and change thought patterns and behaviors, investigate if any foods or drinks you are consuming are triggers for your anxiety, and determine how your sleep could be a contributing factor. Our plan will help you learn the steps and skills towards a happier more productive life.
–Dr. Melanie S. Levine