An estimated 40% of women and more than 25% of men will develop an anxiety disorder during their lifetime. At Adelpha Psychiatric Group, the dedicated team of experienced mental health specialists offers elite psychiatric care to more than just the elite few. Patients with anxiety disorders can rely on the team for personalized anxiety disorder solutions, including psychotherapy and medication management, in their Encino and Pasadena, California, offices. Telehealth is also available. Call the nearest office today or request an appointment through online scheduling.
Anxiety disorders occur when ordinary anxiety — feelings of nervousness, worry, and fear — worsens, persists, and interferes with everyday function. Anxiety disorders include:
Most people have one anxiety disorder, but it’s possible to have comorbid anxiety disorders (two or more occurring at the same time).
Constant anxiety could be an anxiety disorder. Although the symptoms of every anxiety disorder are different, some possible symptoms include:
It’s normal to experience some of these symptoms short-term when you have a specific worry, fear, or challenge in life. But ordinary anxiety goes away, while anxiety disorders persist.
Anxiety disorders are generally diagnosed when the anxiety is present on most or all days for six months or longer.
If you’re struggling with constant anxiety, reach out to Adelpha Psychiatric Group. Their experienced psychiatric care team can diagnose and treat you using the most up-to-date strategies.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isn’t an anxiety disorder. However, it does share many symptoms with anxiety disorders and was once included in that category.
PTSD is officially classified as a trauma- and stress-related disorder. It can, however, occur alongside anxiety disorders.
Anxiety disorders usually improve with psychotherapy and medication.
Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy and counseling, helps you understand and control your anxiety. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common approaches to treating anxiety. It enables you to learn a new way to think, react, and behave when dealing with anxiety.
Although medication doesn’t cure anxiety, it can offer significant symptom relief. Several medications are used for anxiety disorders, including antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs (usually short-term), and beta-blockers.
Many patients combine psychotherapy and medication for the best results. At Adelpha Psychiatric Group, you can choose the same provider for both.
Anxiety disorders can make your life incredibly stressful and hard to navigate. Fortunately, anxiety disorders usually respond to treatment, so there’s no reason to wait for help. Call the Adelpha Psychiatric Group nearest you now or request your appointment using the online booking feature.