Managing Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal emotion. When set against the uncertainty of a pandemic, civil unrest, job loss, financial pressure anxiety can seem over-whelming.

You are not alone. There are many people who feel the same as you. More important, there are resource available to help you.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America can help you understand the difference between normal anxiety and General Anxiety Disorder. A Patients Place always recommends that a partnership with your primary physician is the best weapon against illness and disease, and the best way to maintain your physical and emotional health. If you are not able to discuss your feelings with your primary care physician, you should find a new one who is more available and you feel more comfortable with. Here’ a link to guidelines to finding a primary care physician.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers a list of healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety. You may notice that simply taking an anti-anxiety medication is not on the list.

It’s important to remember that everyone reacts to situations, life in general, stress, and therapy differently. If you need additional support use the free support and guidance service at

Revised: 07/24/2020

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