Anxiety disorders may develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events. An estimated 19 million adult Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. The good news is that anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Characterized by excessive, uncontrolled worry about everyday things, anxiety and fear can cause physical symptoms such as muscle tension, nausea, gastrointestinal discomfort, cold and clammy hands, difficulty swallowing, jumpiness, and difficulty sleeping.
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of psycho-therapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders including phobias, anxiety, depression and addiction. During the course of therapy, you will learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence feelings and behavior.
Depression can strike anyone and at any age. If you're experiencing depression, you may feel and see symptoms of extreme sadness, hopelessness, lack of energy, irritability, trouble concentrating, changes in sleep or eating habits, feelings of guilt, physical pain, and thoughts of death or suicide.
Signs and symptoms of depression include:
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