While many people feel worried at times, people with clinical anxiety suffer from a severe or prolonged state of worry that disrupts their daily functioning. Symptoms of anxiety disorders can include feelings of apprehension or dread, irritability or restlessness, insomnia, stress headaches, muscle tension, being easily startled, problems with concentration or feeling like your “mind goes blank”, heart palpitations, sweating, shaking or trembling.
CNLD Testing & Therapy offers anxiety testing to accurately diagnose your anxiety struggles and to develop a personalized intervention plan. This is the first step in moving forward, developing confidence, improving coping skills, and gaining control over these issues. To learn more or to schedule a consultation for anxiety testing in Michigan, contact us at (734) 994-9466.
What’s the Difference between Nervousness and Anxiety Disorders?
Most people experience mild anxiety and nervousness in their lives, but for some, that feeling of worry is persistent and repetitive. This is the primary difference between anxiety disorders and nerves: how frequent and severe the feelings are.
Anxiety disorders can run in families and are believed to be associated with imbalances in certain chemicals that carry signals to the brain. Major life stresses, such as divorce, chronic school stress, trauma, and the death of a family member, can alter the natural balance of these chemicals and provoke the symptoms of anxiety in people who are susceptible to such disorders.
There are several kinds of anxiety disorders, including:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which is the most common
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD), which involves preoccupying thoughts and repetitive behaviors (think of the TV personality Monk)
- Panic Attacks
- Social Anxiety (agoraphobia)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
Through anxiety testing, we can pinpoint which anxiety disorder you or your child may be experiencing, along with steps for treatment moving forward. We have experienced and skilled therapists who specialize in anxiety disorder treatment. Additionally, we will work closely with your primary care physician to understand if an underlying physical condition is causing your anxiety.