Anxiety can feel relentless at times. It can come out of nowhere and linger far past its welcome. It makes you wonder, “Does anxiety ever just go away?”
For most people, anxiety is not a feeling that disappears on its own. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer with it forever. Read on to learn how you can control your anxiety in any situation.
Anxiety vs. Anxiety Disorder
Before we discuss anxiety treatment and the prevalence of anxiety as a whole, we need to make an important point. There is a big difference between anxiety and anxiety disorder. Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. A job interview, a first date, or an important stage performance are all potential causes of anxiety. The symptoms are temporary though, and they usually go away once the event is over.
General anxiety disorder and other anxiety disorders involve a much more persistent form of anxiety. The symptoms occur frequently, sometimes without any trigger at all. If there is a noticeable trigger, the anxiety may still last much longer than the scenario that sparked the feelings. In other words, you may feel anxious after you logically should feel anxious.
The first type of anxiety will go away on its own. The second may not. Most people with anxiety disorders never fully eliminate their anxiety. However, they can learn how to control their feelings and greatly reduce the severity of their anxiety through therapy (and medication if needed).
You Can Control Anxiety Even If It Doesn’t Go Away
Hoping that your anxiety will go away isn’t treating the problem. In fact, leaving it alone may make matters worse. With an anxiety treatment program though, you can take control of that area of your life. You will…
- Pinpoint the cause of your anxiety
- Identify anxiety triggers
- Understand your thoughts, feelings, and emotions – learn about your anxiety inside and out
- Learn how to control your anxiety in real time
- Learn how to stop panic attacks and prevent them in the future
- Reduce the frequency and severity of your anxiety
- …and much more
Oakland Psychological Clinic has several anxiety therapists in Michigan. These counselors specialize in anxiety treatment. They will customize your treatment program to fit your needs and your personality. If you are interested in anxiety treatment or want to know more about how it works, contact one of our Michigan therapist offices.