Anxiety disorders involve a much more intense response, last a lot longer after the stress situation concludes, and disrupts normal functioning. Anxiety disorders often lead to secondary issues such as low self-esteem, impaired relationships, substance abuse, and depression.
There are different types of anxiety disorder where our Lake Mary Anxiety Therapists are experts.
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder
General anxiety disorder
Panic is a sign of an anxiety disorder. Often when someone first experiences Panic Disorder they think that they are having a heart attack! Fear does often cause a physical respone such as chest pain, dizziness and shortness of breath. People who suffer from general anxiety disorder agonize about normal life issues, such as health, work, money, and relationship.
Getting Help with Anxiety Therapy and Counseling is an easy solution to dealing with anxiety and depression. Our trauma therapists are specialists and you can start feeling better often right after the first session. Effective treatment for anxiety disorders includes Emotion Freedom Techniques (EFT), Rapid Resolution Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Exposure Based Behavioral Therapy. For more information on these types of therapies, go to Total Life Counseling Centers Anxiety Services Page.
Our Lake Mary counselors are experienced in teaching and counseling others on how to stop anxiety, overcoming anxiety, how to cope with anxiety.
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DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER – http://www.totallifecounseling.com/services-therapy-orlando-florida-clermont-east-southwest-therapy-therapists-counselors/anxiety/
A. Excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities (such as work or school performance).
B. The person finds it difficult to control the worry.
C. The anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following six symptoms (with at least some symptoms present for more days than not for the past 6 months). Note: Only one item is required in children.
restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge
being easily fatigued
difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
sleep disturbance (difficulty falling or staying asleep, or restless unsatisfying sleep)
D. The focus of the anxiety and worry is not confined to features of an Axis I disorder, e.g., the anxiety or worry is not about having a Panic Attack (as in a Panic Disorder), being embarrassed in public (as in Social Phobia), being contaminated (as in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), being away from home or close relatives (as in Separation Anxiety Disorder), gaining weight (as in Anorexia Nervosa), having multiple physical complaints (as in Somatization Disorder), or having a serious illness (as in Hypochondriasis), and the anxiety and worry do not occur exclusively during Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
E. The anxiety, worry, or physical symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
F. The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition (e.g., hyperthyroidism) and does not occur exclusively during a Mood Disorder, a Psychotic Disorder, or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder.