What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a mental health concern that can be debilitating and have far-reaching consequences. It manifests in various ways, such as feeling constant worry or restlessness, experiencing panic attacks, having racing thoughts, or suffering from physical symptoms like nausea or shaking.
Many people deal with anxiety at some point in their lives, especially during times of stress or major life changes. However, for some people, anxiety can become a chronic condition that interferes with daily functioning and quality of life. Whether periodically or daily, anxiety can feel overwhelming, take away from the enjoyment of usually pleasant activities, disrupt your work or home life, and more.
While living with anxiety can be very difficult, there are many treatment options that can help to manage your symptoms and improve quality of life. Whether you're dealing with anxiety yourself or supporting someone who is, it's important to seek help and support to manage symptoms and find relief. iTrust Wellness Group is here to help provide relief from symptoms to help you regain a sense of calm.
Some medications used to provide symptom relief from anxiety are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), like Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, and Celexa. These medications work by altering the activity of serotonergic neurotransmitters in the brain, which can help to reduce symptoms like excessive worry, racing thoughts, or panic attacks. These medications can be highly effective, and an iTrust Wellness Group provider can help decide if this is the right choice for you. Other medication choices include benzodiazepines, which act as sedatives and can be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety but have their own risks, such as dependency. Dosages and length of use should be monitored closely with benzodiazepines in order to ensure safe and efficacious treatment. There are even additional medications that, while usually prescribed for other concerns, can be used for anxiety and are proven to be effective in reducing those feelings. In short, there are many options available to help you start to feel better.
iTrust Wellness Group is committed to the well-being of each person and uses a wellness-centered approach to not only utilize medications, but also look at each person's unique experiences (such as their sleep, nutrition, and environment) and tailor their treatment directly to them. This includes the use of psychotherapy and a wellness-centered model in appointments to effectively target the root of anxiety and help alleviate the burden felt as a result of it.
In addition to medication, standalone therapy/counseling services are another treatment option that have been shown to help people manage anxiety symptoms. This may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
All in all: if you're dealing with anxiety, know that there are many treatment options available to help manage symptoms and improve your quality of life. iTrust Wellness Group is here to support you through your mental health concerns. Contact us today to start the referral process and help you find relief soon.