Anxiety Disorder

Psychiatrist Mental Health Clinic located in Mesa, Arizona

anxiety disorder psychiatric diagnosis and treatment in mesa az

Anxiety Disorder Diagnosis Therapy and Treatment in Mesa, AZ

Anxiety issues can cause fear, worry, stress, and panick attacks, and all this can be managed and controlled if there is treatment and help available by skilled clinicians.

At Foothills Psychiatric Clinic in Mesa, we understand what challenges of living with anxiety disorder are and provide the needed treatment, therapy, and medication for it in Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix, and other nearby areas in Arizona. Our board-certified psychiatrist and mental health nurse practitioner Simon George and his team provide diagnosis, treatment, and medication facilities to individuals to help them improve their way of life.

We offer offline and online consultations. Kindly call our office for appointments.

Anxiety Disorder Symptoms and Treatment

What is Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions, affecting millions of people in the United States every year.

People suffering from anxiety disorders have an impact on their mental and physical well-being. It may even cause you to have panic attacks or avoid everyday activities because of ongoing fear and worry. Most common anxiety conditions people suffer from are:
– generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
– panic disorder
– social anxiety disorder
– specific phobias

People can feel anxious during a lot of situations and it is completely normal for human beings. But if it starts to occur regularly and affects your daily activities, it is advisable to consult your nearest mental healthcare provider. Foothills Psychiatry in Mesa provides treatment and medication to manage and control these symptoms to help you live a better life.

Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Individuals suffering from anxiety disorder will show symptoms such as:

– rapid heartbeat
– constant fear or worry
– sweating
– trembling
– gastrointestinal issues
– restlessness or nervousness
– difficulty concentrating
– irritability
– feelings of dread.

Anxiety disorder symptoms in a person can be mild, moderate, or severe in some cases. Based on the condition and severity you might avoid people, places, or things that trigger anxiousness. Triggers that don’t affect other people in general might make you feel fearful. If you or anyone in your family is undergoing these symptoms, kindly contact us or reach out to your nearest mental healthcare provider.

Anxiety Disorder Risk Factors

Mental health issues like anxiety disorder could be because of genetic and environmental factors. Few of them could be:

– Substance Use
– genetics- History of anxiety or other mental disorders in biological relatives
– Shyness or feeling distressed or nervous in new situations in childhood
– Stressful and negative life or environmental events
– Other mental or physical health challenges

Assessment and Diagnosis for Anxiety Disorder

Whether or not you are suffering from anxiety disorder, to find out, our psychiatric mental health provider team performs some comprehensive assessments. They will diagnose it by asking about your thoughts, emotions, feelings, lifestyle habits, any medications you are taking, and medical history.

Our Psychiatric Health Care Professionals in Mesa also offers pharmacogenomic testing to determine which medicines can work best with your genes. We can prescribe a customized treatment plan based on the current situation.

Personalized Treatment for Anxiety Disorder

Treating anxiety disorders can be done with psychotherapy, medication, or both. Foothills Psychiatric Clinic in Mesa can help you choose the best treatment plan, and also provides personalized treatment plans to improve your overall health.

1. Psychotherapy (Talk Therapy)

People suffering from anxiety disorders can benefit from psychotherapy, or talk therapy. For effective treatment, psychotherapy must be directed at your specific anxieties and customized as per your condition.

a.) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
One effective psychotherapeutic method for individuals struggling with anxiety disorders involves guiding them to adopt different cognitive patterns, behaviors, and reactions to situations, with the goal of reducing anxiety and fear. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), extensively researched and widely respected, is considered the gold standard for addressing such issues.

Exposure therapy, a component of CBT, is utilized in treating anxiety disorders. Its primary aim is to directly tackle the underlying fears, encouraging individuals to confront and participate in activities they previously avoided. Sometimes, relaxation techniques are incorporated alongside exposure therapy as part of the treatment plan.

b.) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy:
Another option for treating specific anxiety disorders is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which differs from CBT in how it addresses negative thoughts. By employing methods such as mindfulness and setting goals, ACT seeks to reduce discomfort and anxiety.

2. Medication Management

Foothills Psychiatric Clinic in Mesa, AZ might recommend taking anti-anxiety medicines if there is a need for it. We provide medication management services to ensure the medications are working for you, and also have no side effects.

3. Lifestyle Counselling

Many early stages of anxiety disorders can be managed by embracing healthy lifestyle habits. Incorporating nutritious eating habits, ensuring adequate rest, minimizing stress, and maintaining organized to-do lists can all contribute to substantial improvements in overall health. Establishing a consistent routine and breaking down large tasks into smaller, manageable ones can also promote enhanced mental well-being.

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