Common Symptoms of Anxiety

• excessive muscle tension
• irregular heartbeat
• panic attacks
• irregular sleep patterns
• trouble breathing

Causes

Anxiety is brought on primarily by environmental factors, such as financial concerns or work-related stress. Family conflict, life transitions, and even certain medications can cause anxiety.

Treatment

Treatment for anxiety can include medication and therapy. Therapy can aid in easing tension, bettering relationships, providing satisfying experiences with work or school, and improving sleep patterns disrupted by anxiety. Therapy aims to get to the root of the matter, instead of mitigating the symptoms, as with medication. A skilled therapist can provide the necessary tools to lessen suffering.