Anxiety has many forms and sometimes it is challenging to know if or when to seek support. If you have any doubt, it would be helpful to contact UHCS to see a counselor and explore this together. Sometimes it's as simple as an appointment or two to explore ways to understand and deal with your anxiety. The counselors at UHCS are happy to help, so give us a call (262) 472-1305 to make a FREE & CONFIDENTIAL appointment.
College is an exciting time in life and there are a variety of new experiences and challenges students face. Many people experience some level of anxiety in their lives such as taking a test, doing a presentation or meeting new people. When these events occur, anxiety may be present but often times we persevere and recognize "it wasn't that bad" and move on. Yet, sometimes anxiety is more pervasive and harder to alleviate. For some people, anxiety manifests as excessive worrying. A person could worry about things they did or did not do, worry about the future or worry for no reason at all. Excessive worrying can be overwhelming and often limits our ability to function to our fullest capacity. Learning to treat and manage anxiety is the key to having a positive and meaningful college experience.
People experience a wide variety of anxiety symptoms. From a clinical perspective, it is important to discuss and explore all symptoms to determine if someone is experiencing an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders include: Generalized Anxiety (described above), Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Social anxiety, Panic attacks and Phobias. These conditions are treatable and there are a variety of clinical interventions used to help people manage these disorders.