If you or your child/teen are overwhelmed by symptoms of anxiety, you can get the help you need at Lewis Family Psychiatry. Through an online telemedicine platform, you can meet with the experienced team in the comfort of your own home to discuss your anxiety issues. The team provides comprehensive psychiatric assessments and personalized treatment services to keep anxiety well-controlled in the long-term. Call the office in Wellington, Florida, to schedule a telemedicine appointment from anywhere in the state for anxiety care, or book an appointment online today.
Anxiety causes irrational worry, dread, or fear, even when there’s no apparent danger. People with anxiety may also experience intrusive, negative thoughts and physical symptoms like a rapid heartbeat and increased sweating.
You develop anxiety after a trauma or for no identifiable reason. Many people with anxiety also have depression. Likewise, untreated depression can also trigger anxiety.
There are many different types of anxiety disorders. Each type includes unique symptoms. Common anxiety disorders include:
Generalized anxiety disorder, also known as GAD, causes people to have overwhelming feelings of fear and worry in their daily lives. They might have fears about things like their health and job, even when there’s no existing problems.
These worries may take several hours of their day, making it challenging to perform their normal activities.
Social anxiety disorder causes people to fear social situations and being judged by others. They might worry excessively about saying the wrong thing and humiliating themselves.
Specific objects or circumstances (phobias) might trigger anxiety. Common types of phobias include spiders, clowns, and a fear of heights.
Panic disorder is the most severe form of anxiety and causes frequent panic attacks. People might have an overwhelming sense of doom, tremble and shake uncontrollably, and feel dizzy.
Your integrative treatment plan for anxiety may include a combination of medications, psychiatric counseling, supplements, and lifestyle changes.
The team can recommend medications to reduce your anxiety symptoms and prevent them from worsening. They can request genetic testing to find out which medications may work best for you. Medications can take a few weeks to work fully, and many people enjoy long-lasting symptom relief by taking medications for anxiety regularly.
Psychiatric counseling teaches you or your child how to better cope with anxiety symptoms. Offered concurrently with medication management, you can learn tools that support your mental health, so you can keep up with your responsibilities.
Additionally, the Lewis Family Psychiatry team provides resources that help you adopt a healthier lifestyle. They can recommend diet changes, exercise, and stress reduction techniques to improve your quality of life.
Call Lewis Family Psychiatry to schedule a diagnostic assessment for anxiety, or book an appointment online today.