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  • Sam DiFranco

What is anxiety? At Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL.

Anxiety in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, is a feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness. It might cause you to sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heartbeat. Some people describe this feeling as “crawling out of your skin.” It can be a normal reaction to stress. For example, you might feel anxious when faced with a difficult problem at work, before taking a test, or when making an important decision. It can help you to cope and give you a boost of energy or help you focus. But for people with anxiety disorders, the fear is not temporary and can be overwhelming.

Anxiety disorders in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, are conditions in which you have anxiety that does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, schoolwork, and relationships.

Anxiety can be traced back to a variety of factors such as genetics, brain biology and chemistry, stress, lifestyle, and your environment may play a role. Some people experience mild anxiety in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, that feels like stress, while others experience severe anxiety that feels overwhelming and makes daily living difficult. When left untreated, anxiety can feel debilitating and make everyday functioning seem like a chore.

Common symptoms of anxiety

  1. Feeling nervous, restless or tense

  2. Feeling a sense of impending danger, panic or doom

  3. Increased heart rate

  4. Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)

  5. Sweating

  6. Feeling weak or tired

  7. Difficulty concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry

  8. Having trouble sleeping

  9. Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems

  10. Having difficulty controlling worry

  11. Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety

Reach out to Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, to get connected with one of our therapists who can help you work through your struggles to live an anxiety-free life.


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