Learn More About Male Anxiety

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What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.

People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.

~ adapted from Encyclopedia of Psychology

Stress happens when you perceive a threat. 

What Causes Anxiety? 

Your brain sucks up serotonin and other "feel good" chemicals.

Anti-depressants block this.

Persistent stress overflows into the Anxiety bucket.

Persistent Anxiety overflows into the Depression bucket.

Symptoms include: Withdrawal, avoidant behaviors,

fatigue, persistent sadness.

It's normal to occasionally experience anxiety.

 

However, persistent anxiety that seems uncontrollable and overwhelming is different. Intense and random unease over normal situations can be debilitating. When daily activities are interrupted by anxiety, an anxiety disorder may be the culprit.

 

Anxiety disorders are medical conditions and the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the United States. "Anxiety disorder" is a set of specific psychiatric disorders involving extreme fear or worry, and includes:

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are closely related to anxiety disorders and may be experienced at the same time as depression.

Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general for more than two weeks and when the feelings interfere with daily activities. Major depression is a treatable illness that affects the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and functions. At any point in time, 3 to 5 percent of people suffer from major depression; the lifetime risk is about 17 percent. Learn More About Therapy for Depression in Men.

Facts:

  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. 

  • It affects 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)

  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.

  • Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

Therapy for Male Anxiety In Colorado

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 Ric Taylor, MA • Touchbase Counseling Network • Lone Tree, CO