Anxiety Services Offered In Nationwide
Anxiety that becomes a constant presence or leads to panic attacks can cause considerable mental and physical harm. At DigiPSYCH in New Jersey, California, Pennslyvania and Arizona, board-certified psychiatrist Asad Hussain, MD, offers high-quality care to adults and children struggling with anxiety disorders. He can help with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and specific phobias like social anxiety disorder. Call DigiPSYCH today or book a telepsychiatry appointment online to access expert anxiety care from the comfort of your home.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety results from stress and fear you encounter in daily life. For instance, you might be anxious before seeing your doctor about a suspicious lump or worried about getting to work on time. These feelings are normal and happen often, but they should pass when the triggering event or situation ends.
Some people develop generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), where almost everything in their life is a source of worry and fear. Instead of feeling a typical level of anxiety about significant situations, people with GAD worry endlessly about trivial matters. For instance, deciding what to wear or eat can cause severe distress.
Other people develop focused anxiety resulting in a phobia. Phobias are extreme overreactions to an object or experience that are unlikely to cause harm, like moths, clowns, tight spaces, or being outdoors. Social anxiety disorder is a phobia triggered by being with others.
Anxiety disorders in children disrupt their ability to function in school, play, or participate in other age-appropriate social situations.
What symptoms does anxiety cause?
When you have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), you feel fearful and stressed all or most of the time. With phobias, your symptoms only appear when faced with the source of your problem. Symptoms you might experience include:
- Uneasiness or dread
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feeling out of control
Physical anxiety symptoms include shortness of breath, heart palpitations, nausea, dizziness, and chest pain. These symptoms, which can be so severe you might think you’re having a heart attack, can lead to a panic attack. You might freeze to the spot, be unable to think clearly, communicate, or cry or yell.
Panic attacks are highly distressing. Many people with anxiety dread panic attacks so much that they isolate themselves at home rather than risk having an attack in public.
How is anxiety treated?
At DigiPSYCH, Dr. Hussain uses medication and/or psychotherapy to treat anxiety. Consultations take place using secure online video link technology, so you don’t have to face the stress of leaving home for your treatment.
Anti-anxiety medicines like alprazolam (Xanax®) and selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) like venlafaxine (Effexor®) can reduce extreme anxiety and fear.
Psychotherapy is also vital for successful anxiety disorder treatment. Dr. Hussain helps you locate the root cause of your disorder and address the problems you uncover. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) teaches practical coping skills that make daily life easier.
Call DigiPSYCH today or book an appointment for treatment for anxiety disorder in adults or children online to benefit from expert anxiety treatment.
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