Individual and Group Treatments for Anxiety
What is Anxiety?
Occasional anxiety in response to stressors such as money, health, or family issues, is a normal part of life.
Anxiety disorders involve excessive fear that is different from normal temporary worry or nervousness. Persistent or recurrent anxiety can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, schoolwork, and relationships.
Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental health conditions and affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and various phobia-related disorders (ie, flying, heights, receiving injections, etc).
Symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder may include:
- Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
- Being easily fatigued
- Having difficulty concentrating
- Being irritable
- Having headaches, muscle aches, stomachaches, or unexplained pains
- Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
- Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep
Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear, discomfort, or a sense of losing control even when there is no clear danger or trigger.
Symptoms of a panic attack may include:
- Pounding or racing heart
- Trembling or tingling
- Chest pain
- Feelings of impending doom
- Feelings of being out of control
The American Psychiatric Association has created this short video to answer the question; What is Anxiety?
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What are the available treatments for Anxiety?
Treatment of anxiety disorder can help people lead normal productive lives. Anxiety disorders are generally treated with therapy and/or medication. Other new treatments are available for those who do not achieve good response or full remission.
At Neuro Behavioral Center, we offer different treatment options for Anxiety.
Psychotherapy (talk therapy) is sometimes used alone for the treatment of mild anxiety; for moderate to severe anxiety, medications are often used along with therapy. At Neuro Behavioral Center, we offer psychotherapy tailored to your needs and directed at your specific anxieties.
Different types of medications can be prescribed for the treatment of anxiety. As each patient varies in his/her response and ability to tolerate a specific medication and dosage, medications are tailored to the individual by our team of psychiatrists and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners.
TMS Treatment is not FDA-approved for the treatment of generalized anxiety but there is research suggesting TMS is a safe and effective treatment for anxiety. TMS for the treatment of anxiety is currently available at Neuro Behavioral Center.
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Each person has their own unique thoughts and feelings, as such, an individual evaluation is important for the best treatment outcome. We take most major insurance carriers — including Medicare and Medicaid — so that finances never get in the way of getting the help that you need. If you or a loved one are struggling with depression, call Neuro Behavioral Center at (508) 660-1666 to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.