It is a disorder that produces worries, intense fears, and excessive thoughts being disproportionate to the real danger in daily life situations. They occur occasionally, are sometimes difficult to control and can last for a long time. Symptoms can interfere with daily activities, such as work performance, schoolwork and relationships.
Anxiety results from a blend of factors. Genetics can predispose individuals, while brain chemistry imbalances and traumatic experiences affect how anxiety manifests. Chronic stress, personality traits like perfectionism, and environmental factors also contribute. This intricate interplay highlights the diverse origins of anxiety.
Although the exact cause is unknown, it is necessary to take measures to avoid anxiety. When signs and symptoms appear, it is recommended to ask for help from a specialist so that it does not worsen, enjoy interaction with family and friends to reduce worries, avoid the consumption of alcohol and other substances.
There are physical and emotional signs and symptoms. It is important not to confuse shyness or awkwardness as social anxiety since some people are more extroverted than others.
The combination of psychotherapy and medication is the first treatment option that may have the greatest benefits.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective in treating anxiety disorders and controlling signs and symptoms.
Medications to control anxiety include certain antidepressants such as Buspirone, and certain sedatives such as benzodiazepines or beta-blockers.
You are consulting a general practitioner, not a psychologist. We only treat and diagnose mild cases of depression or anxiety. However, we do not offer counseling or treat severe or complex cases. We do not prescribe any drugs to control signs and symptoms.
Consult a psychiatrist, psychologists and other mental health experts when you require medication for severe or difficult to control symptoms.
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