anxiety symptomsAnxiety, often referred to as fear or nervousness, is one of life’s most inhibiting emotions. Anxiety is a term that encompasses a number of problems which include phobias, panic attacks, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and general nervousness.

Using the term anxiety disorder allows professionals to describe the lasting periods of nervousness and fear that people experience. Within the term there are, however, several major types. Each of these disorders requires specific treatment.


Anxiety can be related to many different environmental and genetic factors including, but not limited to:

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Overwhelming social encounters
  • The need to people please
  • Ineffective coping skills
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Depression
  • Traumatic experiences

With the potential of numerous influencing factors, it is important for you to be able to take back control of your own life, and your anxiety. The first step of which is to be able to recognize the symptoms of anxiety. Which can include:

  • Tension
  • Sweaty palms
  • Jitteriness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Raised heart rate
  • Feeling flush
  • “Choking” on words
  • Lasting fear
  • Persistent worry

We know that without proper anxiety treatment these disorders can lead to a number of life-altering consequences including, recurring panic attacks, avoidance of social situations, increased likelihood of drug and alcohol abuse, and  relationship strains between family members and friends.

You don’t have to face this alone.

Dr. Elena Riedo, and everyone at our practice is ready and willing to get you the counseling, therapy and assistance you need, to ensure that you live a worry free life from here on out. Learn more about anxiety and anxiety suppression here, or contact Dr. Elena Riedo today.