Anxiety is a feeling of fear, nervousness, worrying thoughts, or apprehension. It can cause physical symptoms such as nausea and increased blood pressure and affect how you feel. The symptoms can range from mild to severe which can affect everyday life. Anxiety has become extremely common and the National Institute of Mental Health has reported that more than 19 million Americans between the ages of 18 to 54 suffer from anxiety disorders. No matter what level of anxiety you are feeling our psychologist in Huntington, NY, Dr. Joel Kuppersmith, can help you understand and work through your anxiety.
Do you ever panic if you’ve misplaced your phone, left your phone at home, or had a feeling that your phone has vibrated when it hasn’t? These are all situations where you may find yourself feeling panicked and show symptoms of anxiety. Technology has allowed for separation anxiety due to the attachment that we have to our devices. If you are constantly checking to see how many likes a photo or post has gotten or stared at those three dots waiting for someone to text you back, then you are creating a feeling of anticipation. That feeling of anticipation can lead to anxiousness, sadness, or even anger which all happens in a matter of moments. With our psychologist in Huntington, NY, Dr. Joel Kuppersmith, we can help you understand your feelings in order to devise a treatment plan specifically for you.
Here are some tips you should practice if you are experiencing anxiety due to technology:
There have been several studies conducted that concluded that people who spend more time on their phones and social media sites, experienced more anxiety as opposed to people who spent more time with face-to-face interactions. Our psychologist in Huntington, NY can help you overcome your anxiety through a variety of talk therapy techniques. Our goal is to reframe emotional feelings and mood states to help you manage your anxiety. Contact us today to get the support you need.