What is anxiety and how to treat it?
updated: May 06, 2021
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. In normal circumstances it can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention.
Anxiety disorders, differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness and involve excessive fear or anxiety. The Covid pandemic has heightened this fear and nervousness for most of us. Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental illnesses and affect more than 25 million Americans. The good news is that anxiety disorders are treatable and a number of effective treatments are available. Treatment help most people lead normal productive lives. In the next few posts we will talk about the symptoms of anxiety and how to manage them and light of the current Covid pandemic. If you or a loved one is struggling with excessive nervousness and fear, please reach out to my office for an evaluation consultation.