Anxiety Treatment: For Anxiety, Panic, and Worry
Anxiety is a normal part of life, but for some people excessive anxiety is a daily source of distress. Some people find themselves constantly worried or tense. Other people have panic attacks- short periods of powerful fear that may be trigged, or may occur out of the blue. Some people feel excessively anxious around other people. Others become fearful of specific things, such as dogs, needles, or flying in an airplane. Anxiety disorders are very common, and often highly treatable.
Mood disorders include different types of depression, as well as the bipolar disorders (sometimes called manic-depression). Some people experience depression as a persistent sadness, while others experience a severe depression that comes and goes. Sometimes depression is situational, such as depression that occurs after pregnancy, during the winter, or after the death of a loved one.
With bipolar disorder, people experience periods of depression with alternating periods of mania. During a manic episode, people often experience an elevated mood, a reduced need for sleep, and they sometimes engage in impulsive and dangerous acts.