There are many different types of anxiety. Some results from straightforward cause and effect, like facing a test, work deadline, or a known stressor. Other anxiety is more subtle and harder to pin down. It"s estimated that 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety but fewer than 40% receive treatment. Did you know that chiropractic care can be a valuable tool in combatting anxiety and its many physical manifestations? Dr. Chani Henderson and her team at Family & Sports Chiropractic Clinic in Vancouver WA want to be part of your care journey.
Unchecked anxiety can become panic attacks, fear of social interactions, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or major depressive states.
Anxiety serves a purpose. The American Psychiatric Association describes how "Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attentionFear is an emotional response to an immediate threat and is more associated with a fight or flight reactioneither staying to fight or leaving to escape danger. Anxiety disorders can cause people into try to avoid situations that trigger or worsen their symptoms. Job performance, schoolwork and personal relationships can be affected."
The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) explains that "Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events." And this disorder wears many masks. Unchecked anxiety can become panic attacks, fear of social interactions, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or major depressive states.
And anxiety isn"t just a mental condition. ADAA researchers show that "Many people with an anxiety disorder also have a co-occurring disorder or physical illness, which can make their symptoms worse and recovery more difficult. It"s essential to be treated for both disorders."
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