Anxiety & PTSD Help

Anxiety is generally recognized as a normal human emotion experienced by most people when faced with a stressful situation. On the other hand, the anxiety disorder refers to anxiety causing a level of distress that impairs the ability of an individual to function, Post Traumatic Anxiety Disorder or PTSD is an example of a severe anxiety disorder. It is generally accepted that an anxiety disorder is caused by a combination of factors, such as changes in brain chemistry and environmental stressors, such as trauma.

The following is a list of anxiety disorders:

  • • Panic Disorder is a condition in which a person experienced feelings of sudden and repeated terror. Symptoms include chest pain, palpitations, sweating, and choking.
  • • Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as, Social Phobia is a condition in which a person experiences overwhelming self-consciousness, fear, and worry relating to be being judged by another which may lead to ridicule and embarrassment.
  • •Specific Phobia is a condition in which a person experiences an intense fear of a specific object or situation.
  • • Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a condition in which an individual experiences excessive, recurrent, and unrealistic worry, fear, and tension.

The following is a list of commonly experienced symptoms of anxiety:

  • • Shortness of breath
  • • Disturbance of sleep
  • • Palpitations
  • • Cold hands and/or feet
  • • Sweaty hands and/or feet
  • • Feelings of panic and/or fear
  • • Restlessness
  • • Muscle tension
  • • Nausea
  • • Dry Mouth
  • • Dizziness

If you or a loved one is suffering from symptoms of anxiety and/or trauma, call Professional Intervention Resources now for a confidential review of your case 305-467-8666.