Find Therapy for Anxiety in Denver, CO

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety issues-when considered collectively-are the most common mental health condition in the United States. There are several different types of anxiety issues, such as separation anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, and social anxiety being relatively well known by the general public; others such as selective mutism and agoraphobia may be less familiar. Nevertheless, when considering anxiety attacks or other signs of anxiety, the condition that perhaps most readily comes to mind is generalized anxiety (GAD).

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America describes generalized anxiety as a mental health condition characterized by excessive and persistent worry about everyday events. For example, signs of anxiety may include unrealistic worrisome thoughts about family members, health, finances, or work, even if there is no clear reason for feeling anxious. Not only does this excessive worry affect an individual's mental health, it also impedes performance at home, work, school, or in other social situations. In the United States, approximately 6.8 million adults experience generalized anxiety. Therapists in Denver may diagnose the condition if individuals are unable to manage worrisome thoughts and experience at least three anxiety symptoms for most days during a six-month period.

There are many anxiety symptoms identified by qualified mental health specialists. For generalized anxiety, symptoms of anxiety may include:

People in Denver and other areas of Colorado who have anxiety symptoms may unexpectedly experience an anxiety attack or a panic attack; however, treatment is available from licensed therapists. In Denver, popular forms of psychotherapy such as behavioral therapy and cognitive therapy have helped many individuals with symptoms of anxiety. During these sessions, people in treatment develop positive thinking patterns and learn relaxation techniques which may help combat anxious thoughts and feelings. Psychiatrists in Denver may prescribe a combination of antianxiety medications and therapy for people who need this complementary form of treatment.

References:

  1. Anxiety and Depression Association of America. (n.d.). DSM-5: Changes to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. Retrieved from http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/DSM-5-changes
  2. Anxiety and Depression Association of America. (2015). Generalized anxiety disorder (gad). Retrieved from http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad
  3. National Institute of Mental Health. (n.d.). Any anxiety disorder among adults. Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-anxiety-disorder-among-adults.shtml