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Understanding Anxiety: Types, Symptoms, and When to Seek Help

Updated: Apr 11

Anxiety is a common emotion that everyone experiences at one point or another, but when it becomes overwhelming and persistent, it might signal an anxiety disorder. These disorders come in various forms, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder, each with its unique set of symptoms. Common signs include excessive worrying, restlessness, and physical symptoms like a racing heart. It's crucial to recognize when anxiety interferes significantly with daily life, which is a sign that professional help may be beneficial. Seeking support from a mental health professional can provide relief and strategies to manage anxiety effectively. Remember, anxiety is manageable with the right support, and reaching out for help is a strong and positive step toward well-being.

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Dr. Mark Chofla at Empathy Therapy is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in anxiety disorders among other mental health concerns. Offering telehealth appointments across the state, Empathy Therapy is here to support you from the comfort of your home. Learn more at

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