It’s normal to feel some amount of anxiety when you’re stressed, nervous, or excited. However, if your anxiety is persistent and interferes with your daily life, then you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. The highly-respected Stedman Clinical Trials center participates in research studies to better understand and treat anxiety disorders. To learn more about anxiety clinical trials, call Stedman Clinical Trials in Tampa, Florida, or request an appointment online today.
Anxiety is normal and usually brought on by a stressful situation that makes you more alert. When you’re anxious, you may experience feelings of fear, nervousness, or excitement.
However, if these feelings are excessive or persistent, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder, which can interfere with daily life.
There are many types of anxiety disorders, each of which may have different triggers. Common disorders include:
GAD causes intense and persistent worry and fear about activities or events, including ordinary activities such as going to the grocery store or riding the train to get to work.
Sudden and intense feelings of fear that causes sweating, shaking, and heart palpitations are common symptoms of a panic attack. A panic disorder refers to a condition characterized by frequent panic attacks.
Those who suffer from social anxiety disorder avoid social situations due to feelings of embarrassment, self-consciousness, and concerns about being judged by others that leads to anxiety, fear, and worry.
Phobia refers to an intense fear towards an object or situation, which may include fear of heights, flying, or spiders.
Feelings of anxiety and fear can also result from an underlying medical condition, such as a problem related to your thyroid.
Despite the many types of anxiety disorders, most cause very similar symptoms, including fear, trembling, sweating, or a sense of impending doom.
Because an anxiety disorder can develop from an underlying medical condition, a visit with your primary care physician is needed to determine if your anxiety has a physical cause. Once they rule out a physical condition, you may receive a referral to a mental health professional who can provide a formal diagnosis after an examination and psychological testing.
Mental health conditions like anxiety aren’t fully understood, and clinical trials provide information that may assist in the prevention, detection, and treatment of the mental health condition. Stedman Clinical Trials specializes in research studies that focus on psychological disorders like anxiety.
If you want to learn more about clinical trials available at Stedman Clinical Trials, contact the office today. After reviewing the details of the study with you, determining your eligibility is possible.
Don’t let anxiety take over your life. Contact Stedman Clinical Trials by phone or online today to see if you can participate in an anxiety research study.