An anxiety disorder is characterized by feelings of nervousness, apprehension, panic, and/or self-doubt in response to real or perceived stressors. While everyone experiences anxiety or nervousness from time to time, an anxiety disorder is a persistent and sometimes overwhelming reaction that causes distress and impacts day-to-day activities.
Yes. Among the most common are:
Anxiety disorders may result from a variety of factors including genetics, brain chemistry, personality and life events. Regardless of the cause, anxiety and anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of patients suffering from anxiety seek professional help.
Our doctors use a variety of approaches and often find the best results are achieved when using a combination of treatment approaches. These may include: psychotherapy, medication management, relaxation training, stress reduction, biofeedback, mindfulness, and visualization techniques.
We also have doctors who are experts in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which are among the most widely-used and successful psychotherapy treatment modalities for anxiety.
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