Everyone experiences anxiety. You may feel anxious when you are writing an exam, waiting for lab results, or when you hear an unexpected noise during the night. This type of anxiety is often short-lived, mild and typically does not cause us harm. Someone with an anxiety disorder experiences anxiety more frequently, with more intensity, and for longer periods of time. Like depression, anxiety is common. Mood disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in Canada.
- Muscle tension
- Racing heart, feeling shortness of breath
- Flushed cheeks
- Sleep problems
- Sweaty, cold, clammy hands
- Irrational thoughts
- Overestimation of danger
- Underestimation of the ability to cope
- Worry and rumination of events
- Catastrophic thoughts
- Social Isolation
- A feeling of panic, fear
Counselling can be an effective way to manage your anxiety. Using an integrative counselling approach Debra can help you address issues from anxiety.