Why Do I Have Anxiety Over Every Little Thing?
Do you constantly worry about what people think of you? Do you feel nervous all the time? Do you get panicky in certain situations? Or do you have any of the following symptoms:
• Pounding heart
• Panic attacks
• A tendency to predict the worst
• Bothersome fears
• Being easily startled
Everybody feels nervous from time to time, but if you are wracked with anxious thoughts and feelings, you may have anxiety. You’re not alone. Anxiety disorders are common and an estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from the condition. And did you know that women are twice as likely as men to have anxiety? Our society tends to view anxiety as a character flaw or personal weakness, but is it really mental illness?
Anxiety Is Not a Mental Disorder, It Is a Brain Disorder
Brain imaging shows that anxiety is the result of a biological problem in the brain. These changes in brain function can be caused by several things, including hormonal imbalances, exposure to toxins, or nutritional deficiencies.
Why Anxiety Treatment Doesn’t Always Work
Unfortunately, less than 40% of people with anxiety seek treatment. When they do, treatment doesn’t always work. In part, this is because most doctors never look at the brain and many don’t run lab tests to see if there are other biological causes contributing to feelings of anxiety.
For example, if the underlying problem is hormonal imbalance, no amount of psychiatric medication is going to help. And many anti-anxiety drugs actually harm your brain and make you vulnerable to other conditions. In addition, anxiety isn’t a simple or single disorder. One size does NOT fit all. Treatment that works for one person won’t work for everybody, and it could even make you worse!
7 Types of Anxiety
Brain scans reveal that there are different patterns within the brain associated with anxiety. In fact, brain imaging has identified 7 types of anxiety:
Type 1: Pure Anxiety
Type 2: Pure Depression
Type 3: Mixed Anxiety
Type 4: Over-focused Anxiety
Type 5: Temporal Lobe Anxiety
Type 6: Cyclic Anxiety
Type 7: Unfocused Anxiety
Knowing your type is important because each anxiety type requires individualized treatment. With an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan, you can heal from anxiety and start to feel better fast.
At Amen Clinics, we use leading brain imaging technology to accurately diagnose anxiety types. In addition, we take a comprehensive brain-body approach to treatment that involves the least toxic, most effective strategies. This includes utilizing natural supplements, nutrition, exercise, helpful forms of therapy, and medication (when necessary)—all personalized for your specific type of anxiety.
If you’re suffering from feelings of anxiety, don’t wait to seek professional help. Call 1-888-288-9834 or schedule a visit today.