When anxiety interferes with daily activities.

Anxiety is a normal and common emotional response to stress or perceived threats. It is a feeling of unease, worry, or fear that can range from mild to moderate in intensity. However, when anxiety becomes severe and interferes with daily activities, it can be considered a clinical condition called severe anxiety or an anxiety disorder.

Unlike normal anxiety, severe anxiety is not easily controlled or relieved. It can significantly impair a person’s ability to function, work, or socialize. If you are experiencing anxiety that is interfering with your daily life or causing significant distress, it may be beneficial to seek the help of a mental health professional. Here are some signs that may indicate that you should consider seeing a mental health professional for your anxiety:

  • Your anxiety is affecting your ability to function at work, school, or in social situations.
  • You are experiencing physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, or gastrointestinal problems.
  • You are avoiding situations or activities because of your anxiety.
  • Your anxiety is causing you to have intrusive and recurring thoughts or worries.
  • Your anxiety is leading to compulsive behaviors or rituals that are interfering with your life.
  • Your anxiety is causing you to experience panic attacks.
  • Your anxiety is interfering with your sleep or appetite.

If any of these signs sound familiar, it may be helpful to speak with a mental health professional. Our mental health professionals can assess your symptoms and provide a range of services to individuals struggling with anxiety. Northeastern Mental Health Center offers therapy services, medication management, and other forms of treatment to help individuals manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

What to expect from our team at NEMHC.

Our team of mental health professionals includes licensed therapists and other specialists who have experience working with individuals that suffer from anxiety. They provide individualized treatment plans tailored to each client’s unique needs and goals. Treating anxiety often involves a combination of approaches.

In addition to counseling services, Northeastern Mental Health Center also offers educational resources to help individuals and families understand and cope with anxiety. These resources can include seminars, family therapy, and online resources that provide information on managing anxiety and promoting mental wellness.

Next steps for someone struggling with severe anxiety.

If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, reaching out to Northeastern Mental Health Center can be a valuable step towards healing and recovery. NEMHC can help, regardless of ability to pay, method of payment or any other reason (race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age or sexual orientation).

It’s important to remember that seeking help for anxiety is a sign of strength, and with the right support and treatment, it is possible to manage anxiety and lead a fulfilling life.

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