What is an anxiety disorder?
Everyone experiences occasional anxiety to some extent, as it’s an expected part of life. But clinical anxiety is considered a mental disorder when it continuously interferes with an individual’s daily life, including sleep, school, work, and personal relationships. Anxiety is often manifested as obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders, phobia-related disorders, or post-traumatic stress, each of which has its own triggers and symptoms. Severe anxiety and panic disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person suffering from an anxiety disorder, the anxiety doesn’t go away; in fact, it can get worse over time. There are many forms of anxiety disorder, so for a proper diagnosis, you will require the attention of a professional anxiety treatment specialist.
The symptoms that indicate anxiety disorder include:
- feelings of nervousness,
- impending doom,
- and helplessness
- and an increased heart rate.
Anxiety is such a broad category of mental illness that there are subtypes of anxiety – with particular symptoms or triggers, such as certain specific phobias like social phobia and agoraphobia.
The anxiety that goes untreated might become chronic. To deal with severe cases, you need the help of a psychiatrist specializing in anxiety. A psychiatrist or mental health professional experienced in anxiety disorder will diagnose the problem and recommend a suitable treatment. Typically, treatment methods consist of medication, psychotherapy, or sometimes a combination of both. In cases when there is psychological anxiety, talk therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy has a positive outcome. Apart from treating an underlying past trauma or medical condition that’s causing anxiety, the most effective alternative for this disorder is antidepressant medication.
Why choose Focusdfw for anxiety disorders?
We at Focusdfw help you deal with your anxiety disorders. Our psychiatrists, Dr. Kishore Sunkara, have 30 years of experience in psychiatry and treatment for social anxiety. His individualized and empathetic approach creates a comprehensive treatment procedure for you to make your anxiety treatment more effective and efficient. With time and determination, we help eliminate or reverse chronic anxiety so patients can live peaceful, happy lives. If you notice any symptoms mentioned above of anxiety in you or a loved one, reach out to us and begin your journey to recovery.