Anxiety in Women: Symptoms, Causes, and Strategies for Coping
Anxiety is on the rise for many women.
Ladies, let’s be real-life can be stressful. Whether it’s work, family, relationships, or the fact that we’re trying to balance so much, it’s no wonder we’re all feeling a little on edge these days. But did you know that anxiety is on the rise among women and teen girls and in general, affects women more than men? Yep, apparently, we’re all feeling like we’re just one missed deadline away from a full-blown panic attack.
Anxiety can be a real pain in the you-know-what. We’ve all been there, lying awake at night, heart racing, mind racing, going through tomorrow’s to-do list. As someone who has dealt with anxiety myself, I know how hard it can be.
So if you’re one of the millions of women out there dealing with anxiety, know that you’re not alone. It’s okay to feel scared, overwhelmed, or like you don’t have it all figured out. But there are things you can do to manage your anxiety and take back the joy you once had.
One thing that’s helped me is practicing relaxation techniques like deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation. One of my favorite strategies is putting on a 5-10 minute calming meditation. I love that I can do this from anywhere as long as I have my phone! Another really effective strategy is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which helps us identify and challenge negative thought patterns.
Are you experiencing anxiety? Here are some common signs, symptoms, and potential causes:
Common Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety in Women
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Racing Thoughts
- Increased Heart Rate or Sweating
Possible Causes of Anxiety in Women
The exact cause in women is not known; however, there are several potential factors that may contribute to its development. These include genetics, environmental stressors (such as traumatic events), medical conditions (such as thyroid disorders), and hormonal changes (such as those experienced during menopause). It is important to note that anxiety can also be caused by a combination of these factors.
Strategies for Coping With Anxiety
As I mentioned earlier, there are several strategies that can help us cope with anxiety. These include relaxation techniques (such as deep breathing or progressive muscle relaxation), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exercise, and lifestyle changes (such as reducing caffeine intake or avoiding alcohol). And remember, seeking professional help is always an option. There’s no shame in reaching out for support when you need it.
So hang in there friend, we’ve got you covered!
Start Anxiety Therapy in San Francisco, CA Today!
If you’re struggling with anxiety and looking for help, taking the first step toward therapy can be daunting. Just know you’re not alone. By starting therapy, you can learn coping strategies to manage your symptoms and gain insight into the root causes of your feelings in a safe and supportive space. To get started follow these simple steps:
- Contact us to schedule an appointment
- Meet with one of our skilled anxiety therapists
- Begin taking control of your symptoms and take back your joy!
Other Mental Health Services Offered at Thought Partners
At Thought Partners, we know mental health can be challenging. And it’s not uncommon for people to struggle with more than one thing. Along with therapy for anxiety, our team offers child therapy, teen therapy, and individual therapy for adults. Our services also include grief therapy, EMDR/trauma therapy, parent coaching, and couples therapy. We specialize in reproductive health and fertility therapy, postpartum depression and anxiety therapy, and therapy for new mothers. Thought Partners also offers online therapy in the state of California. For more about us check out our blog and FAQs!