Getting Help for Anxiety

Are you struggling with anxiety? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans deal with anxiety, which can take many forms including OCD, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks and more. Anxiety disorders are not something you can just snap out of and can have a truly devastating effect on your daily life. While there are things you can do to help yourself, such as avoiding caffeine, learning your triggers and building a strong support group, it may not be enough.

That’s okay. There is help available for anxiety disorders in St. Louis. Your first step is to talk to your physician. Anxiety can be a symptom of another health issue such as thyroid problems or hormonal imbalances, so you need to get those causes ruled out first. Once you’ve done that, your doctor can refer you to a good therapist and give you other resources such as support groups. There are medications available but they all have the potential to become habit forming and won’t treat the underlying cause of your anxiety. That’s why you need a complete treatment plan including therapy, support and healthy coping mechanism. Don’t be afraid to reach out, there is help and hope!

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