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"The ability to be in the present is a major component of mental wellness."

- Abraham Maslow

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Do you have spontaneous panic attacks? Do you fear leaving the house for fear of having a panic attack? Are you afraid to drive? Are you worried all the time? Are you afraid in social situations that you will make a mistake, be judged, or fear humiliation? Do you fear specific situations or objects? Do you have recurring obsessive thoughts? Do you find that you engage in certain ritualistic behavior in order to avoid experiencing anxiety, i.e. washing hands, wiping down dirty counters several times, checking to see that the door is locked or that the stove is turned off? If you have any of these symptoms, you probably are suffering from some form of anxiety disorder. Before you continue reading, remember that all anxiety disorders are completely treatable.

Anxiety can be divided into seven central categories. These seven categories correspond with seven major anxiety disorders. Read the descriptions listed below to tell if you show signs of suffering from one or more of these disorders.

  1. Panic Disorder - Do you have panic attacks for no reason?
  2. Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Do you always worry about something?
  3. Agoraphobia - Does your fear of leaving the house cause you to have panic attacks? Do you have "fear of fear"?
  4. Social Phobia - Are you terrified of public evaluation and interaction?
  5. Simple Phobia - Do you have an unreasonable and persistent fear that focuses on a specific animal, object or situation?
  6. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Are you repeatedly compelled to perform rituals to counteract or prevent your obsessive fears?
  7. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Are you plagued by anxiety due to a past traumatic experience?
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Anxiety disorders are usually caused by a combination of heredity, biochemistry, and social learning. We know how to treat these disorders successfully more than at any other time in history. Cognitive and behavioral psychotherapy and/or medication are extremely effective. Most individuals suffering from one or more of these disorders can expect to feel and function more effectively within just a few weeks. Again, anxiety disorders are 100% treatable. Don't delay! Call today! With some help, you have the resources to live a meaningful life without anxiety. You are not alone. Approximately 19 million Americans suffer from some type of anxiety disorder.