Anxiety is a normal reaction to the stresses of everyday life. Generally speaking, anxiety helps people to deal with difficult situations until they are resolved. It is a sign that there might be issues that need resolution. Pride Institute in Fort Lauderdale offers gay anxiety treatment programs to help recover from anxiety disorders.
For millions of people in the United States, however, anxiety becomes a constant, excessive, irrational fear of standard life situations. In these situations, anxiety transforms from a normal, healthy, day-to-day situation to one that controls a person’s life and has negative consequences. They may experience chest pains, or nightmares, and may even be fearful to leave their home. These people have anxiety disorders.
Anxiety disorders are the most common of emotional disorders, and affect more than 25 million Americans. LGBT people appear to experience higher levels of depression and anxiety than the general population.
Untreated anxiety disorders can lead people to avoid situations that set off or worsen their symptoms. People with anxiety disorders are prone to suffer from depression, and may abuse alcohol and other drugs in an attempt to gain relief from their symptoms. Work performance, school work, and personal relationships can also suffer.
What are the symptoms of anxiety disorders?
What are the types of anxiety disorders?
Is there help?
Yes, while each anxiety disorder has its own unique characteristics, most react well to two types of treatment: psychotherapy and medications. You don’t have to be afraid anymore. Pride Institute of Florida has been helping LGBT people recover from anxiety disorders for over 20 years. We can help you become yourself again, and tt all starts with a phone call.
Information provided by the National Institutes of Health, Gay Men’s Health Crisis & American Psychiatric Association
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