For those who suffer from it, it can seem as though there’s no real way out of feeling as though nothing will ever change. Anxiety is a simplistic blanket term which covers a wide range of problems from the temporary effects of stress to panic attacks, compulsions, phobias or debilitating nervous illness previously known as ‘nervous breakdowns’. Common in all these complaints is the overwhelming effect of the body producing too much adrenaline resulting in physical symptoms which can have a seriously negative effect on the sufferer’s daily life.
The apprehension of anxiety, which causes palpitations and shaking, results in the production of even more adrenaline, resulting in a vicious circle. For some people it is a temporary state which passes when the source of stress subsides, while for others it becomes a long-term condition which affects their lives and those of their loved ones. While it is normal and healthy to feel sad or worried about life and its problems and pressures, when worry casts a cloud over everyday life you may be suffering from anxiety or depression or a mixture of the two.
It is a problem which feeds on itself and is often covered up and dealt with in isolation. As such, help should be sought as soon as possible. The proper counselling may help to face the fears and rebuild self-esteem.
At Pro Psychology SA, our psychologists around Adelaide aim to help patients understand and manage their anxiety or panic attacks as well as the limitations and triggers for it. Sometimes understanding where it originated can help realise a new perspective and allow patients to work towards a happier, more comfortable life.
If you have any questions or you’d like to take the next step in battling your anxiety, or you’d like counselling for depression or your relationship, call your nearest practice today to talk with our helpful staff. Otherwise, you can book in a time using our straightforward appointment form online.