There are many types of anxiety disorders that involves constant fear and worry about everyday things. This can interfere with one’s life and relationships. Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC, led by Dr. Handler, specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders. Call our office today or book online to get started with treatment.
What are anxiety disorders?
There are many types of anxiety disorders that involves fear and worry about everyday things. This can interfere with one’s life and relationships. Examples of anxiety disorders treated at Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC, include:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Social Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?
Those with GAD experience excessive worry involving most aspects of their everyday life.
What is Social Anxiety Disorder?
Social anxiety disorder is described as feelings of nervousness and fear of embarrassment in social situations.
What is Panic Disorder?
Those with panic disorder experience frequent panic attacks. These panic attacks involve physical symptoms that include sweating, heart palpitations, feeling short of breath, and feelings of impending doom. These panic attacks occur unexpectedly and those with panic disorder live in fear that another episode will occur.
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
OCD is described as unwanted thoughts or urges that trigger compulsive behaviors.
How are anxiety disorders diagnosed?
Initial intake involves the screening for various symptoms found in anxiety disorders which include:
Excessive fear and worry
Sweating or trembling
Avoiding activities and things that can trigger anxiety
In addition to obtaining a detailed medical and psychiatric history, Dr. Handler may order labs and administer screening tests.
How are anxiety disorders treated?
Dr. Handler uses evidence-based approach to mental health treatment. Based on each patient’s disorder type, a treatment plan is created based on severity of symptoms and patient preference. Treatment of anxiety incudes often includes medication management but supplementation treatment involves therapy, mindfulness, various mind-body exercises.
To make an appointment with Dr. Handler at Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC, give our office a call or schedule online today.