An anxiety disorder is also a mood disorder that is either caused by biomedical issues occurring in the brain or as a result of our negative thinking. Anxiety occurs when we feel as though our sense of safety and security has been removed from us in some regard. When we do not feel safe, we tend to think that we have lost control over our life. Anxiety can lead to depression if it is not checked or treated immediately. Continuous insecurity can lead to feelings of hopelessness which can eventually result in depression. The following anxiety symptoms can occur as a result of our perceived loss of control:
The symptoms listed above are the general symptoms of anxiety. Thoughts and behaviors must be examined to determine which anxiety disorder is diagnosed. At PCS, we provide specialized treatment for anxiety with the use of many different modalities and interventions to fit the specific needs of each individual. Psychoeducation, alternate skill training, and stress inoculation trainings are also combined with therapy modalities to reduce symptoms of anxiety and improve your quality of life.