Your heart is racing; your palms are cold and clammy; you’ve met with the familiar fight or flight urges. Anxiety affects many individuals in many different ways. Perhaps you have trouble sleeping or difficulty breathing, and you can’t seem to shake a feeling of uneasiness.
Anxiety is a common mental health disorder that impacts roughly 40 million American adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. However, the number could be higher when considering individuals who have not been diagnosed with the disorder. Add to that the many people who are also suffering from another disorder, and the diagnosis of those 40 million Americans become even more complex. This is often referred to as dual diagnosis, and here at Beachway Therapy Center, our staff is here to help.
Those who suffer from the overwhelming symptoms often turn to substances to ease the physical symptoms and feel like they have some control over their lives. However, the opposite is actually true because abusing substances is only covers the symptoms with a different type of disorder.