Anxiety

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SpotLyte Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health & Therapy Services located in Downingtown, PA

Anxiety affects nearly 40 million adults in the United States, making it one of today’s most common mental health conditions. At SpotLyte Behavioral Health in Downingtown, the compassionate team of mental health experts works together to resolve your symptoms of anxiety. They tailor treatment plans to address your individual needs and enhance your total well-being. End the vicious cycle of anxiety today by scheduling a consultation online or by calling SpotLyte Behavioral Health today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that causes you to worry unnecessarily. Even when the situation doesn’t call for it, you live in a state of near-constant fight or flight. While it’s normal to harbor some worry about different aspects of your life, such as work, school, or your relationships, anxiety can cause a near-obsessive fear and worry that interferes with both your physical and mental health.

Several conditions fall under the umbrella of anxiety, including:

  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

You may also have a generalized anxiety disorder, in which you experience frequent and significant periods of anxiety that interfere with your job and your personal life.

Symptoms of an anxiety disorder typically last six months or longer and require treatment when they begin to interfere with your ability to function regularly.

What are the common symptoms of anxiety?

In addition to worrying in general, you may feel uncontrollably fearful over specific events or situations and miss out on important activities just to try to avoid them.

Other common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Interrupted sleep
  • Concentration difficulties

You may also experience physical symptoms, such as persistent muscle pain, nausea, or diarrhea.

What treatments are available for anxiety?

Anxiety treatments may also include a focus on your overall health and habits. Taking care of your physical body is an important part of proper mental health. Resources are available at SpotLyte Behavioral Health to improve your diet and eliminate substances that can worsen anxiety, such as caffeine and alcohol.

The mental health professionals at SpotLyte Behavioral Health also offer a number of therapeutic techniques for coping with anxiety. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common treatment for anxiety and other mental health disorders. 

CBT focuses on changing the way you respond to negative thoughts and behaviors. The goal is to teach you helpful coping mechanisms that promote positive emotional regulation and allow you to solve problems without feeling consumed by anxiety.

Schedule a consultation online or by phone today with the team at Spotlyte Behavioral Health to find solutions for your issues with anxiety.