The truth is, we all get anxious at one time or another.
It might have been anxiety that you experienced during the Super Bowl or NBA Finals. Of course, your anxiety didn’t actually help the situation. And it only made you feel worse. But that’s pretty typical of anxiety.
Men suffer many types of anxiety:
- an intense sense of panic that strikes without warning
- an obsessive-compulsive worry that the stove wasn’t turned off and needs to be checked yet again
- a post-traumatic stress reaction that makes them hit the ground when a door is slammed
- a social anxiety that sends them straight to a dark corner at parties, and
- very specific anxieties or fears — or phobias — like the fear of flying.
Other men simply live in a constant state of tension, finding themselves worrying about anything and everything.
The one thing that these men share is an unrelenting worry or fear in situations where most guys wouldn’t feel worried, fearful or threatened.
Over the course of our lives, one in four men will be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, less than one-third of men with anxiety receive the treatment they need. Consequently, most men with anxiety suffer the negative effects of this often debilitating disorder.
“Talk therapy” – or psychotherapy or counseling – is a proven effective way to reduce anxiety, and to feel better about yourself and your life.
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