Anxiety

Information presented here is not intended to be exhaustive, nor is it intended to replace therapy. Individuals struggling with symptoms of anxiety are strongly encouraged to seek professional assistance. Please contact the CCU Counseling Center for more information, further assistance, or for referrals.

Second to depression, anxiety is considered one of the most common psychological concerns throughout the world. Feelings of anxiety are a natural response to stress, fear, and concern. Changes in an individual’s mood are a natural and normal part of life. Many people are able to recognize symptoms of anxiety and can identify why they are feeling nervous or scared; these symptoms are typically short-term and lessen after the anxiety-provoking event passes; normal levels of anxiety can be self-managed in an effective manner. Symptoms of anxiety can often develop from major life changes, worry about impending events, fear of the unknown, or from a loss of control. Individuals suffering from more severe forms of anxiety may be unable to manage these feelings, and they may not be able to identify or explain why they are feeling this way.

Persons suffering from anxiety should seek professional assistance in addressing these concerns.

Common symptoms of anxiety include the following:

  • heart palpitations
  • tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
  • nausea
  • shortness of breath
  • stomach aches
  • headaches
  • sweating
  • trembling

RESOURCES FOR ANXIETY


The resources provided below are not intended to be exhaustive, nor are they intended to replace therapy. Individuals struggling with symptoms of anxiety are strongly encouraged to seek professional assistance. Please contact the CCU Counseling Center for more information, further assistance, or for referrals.

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