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Ocala Consulting & Prevention specializes helping with Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety is a normal, natural and sometimes necessary emotion. It is an adaptive response to stress or danger. Anxiety helps us cope with tense situations, and can motivate us to work harder or stay focused on solving an important problem. In general, it helps us manage many challenges in our daily lives. But for some people, anxiety can become excessive, irrational and debilitating. When anxiety interferes with our ability to function in daily life, at work, at school, and in relationships it may be due to a medical condition called anxiety disorder. While some amount of anxiety is normal, if worries and fears are preventing you from living your life the way you’d like, you should consider contacting a mental health professional or anxiety therapist for a complete evaluation.

Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Each person suffering from anxiety disorder has unique symptoms, however a common theme involves excessive anxiety, irrational fear and dread. Examples of anxiety symptoms include:

  • Feelings of panic, fear, and nervousness

  • Uncontrollable, obsessive thinking

  • Repeated thoughts or “flashbacks” of traumatic events

  • Nightmares, problems sleeping

  • Irrational ritualistic behaviors, such as repeated hand washing

  • Excessive sweating or numbness in the hands or feet

  • Shortness of breath, hyperventilation

  • Chest pain or Heart Palpitations

  • An inability to be still and calm

  • Dry mouth, Nausea, Dizziness

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