It’s common for people to feel anxious before a big event but feeling anxious is very different than having anxiety. Anxiety is a disorder that can cause you to feel sudden fear and panic for seemingly no reason at all. Anxiety can be debilitating to deal with and can make it hard just to function in your daily life. There are ways to treat anxiety so that you’re able to function and feel comfortable just existing in your daily routine. Corey Shumate, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (PMHNP-BC), at Ear to Ear Behavioral Health Solutions in Chicago, IL, can explain different ways to treat and manage your anxiety in everyday life.
Treating Your Anxiety
If you’re dealing with anxiety, it can be difficult to perform normal tasks. You might be flooded with feelings of dread, restlessness, and isolation. It’s important not to let anxiety completely control your life and work with our professionals in Chicago, IL, to find an anxiety treatment plan that works best for you. You may want to combine treatments with other relaxation methods to help ease your mind and be able to control your feelings of worry and panic.
Often, we may want to combine treatments and figure out a balance that works bet for you. One form of treatment is psychotherapy. This could be through counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, or exposure therapy. Therapy helps you to develop skills that you can use to cope with events and feelings related to your anxiety.
The other method is medication. Medication can help reduce and relieve anxiety symptoms. Your might be prescribed antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, or a sedative. It’ll depend on your lifestyle and how your body reacts to each form of medication.
Contact Us Today
Don’t let anxiety stop you from doing what you love. Contact the professionals at Ear to Ear Behavioral Health Solutions in Chicago, IL, to learn more about treating anxiety. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (708) 586-8940.