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Anxiety

Adult Psychiatry Clinic located in Tempe, AZ

Anxiety
Anxiety services offered in Tempe, AZ

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in people of all ages. At Alevea Mental Health in Tempe, Arizona, the team of adult psychiatric specialists works with you to develop a treatment plan that targets your unique symptoms and mental health goals, whether you have generalized anxiety disorder or a panic disorder. Call Alevea Mental Health or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about anxiety.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety disorders cause worry, dread, and fear that are disproportionate to the situation. 

While many individuals feel nervous about starting a new job or fearful of change, anxiety causes intense discomfort that can interfere with your daily life. Untreated anxiety can stop you from enjoying work, school, or your interpersonal relationships.

Are there different types of anxiety?

There are many types of anxiety that the Alevea Mental Health team treats, such as:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

GAD causes excessive worry and fear of everyday concerns, such as work, school, money, family, and relationships. When you have GAD, you may anticipate problems before they arise, even if there’s no evidence that the issue will come to fruition.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a severe mental health disorder that stems from a traumatic event. Symptoms, such as mood swings, depression, suicidal thoughts, and flashbacks, typically develop within months of the event and may persist for years without treatment.

Social anxiety disorder

Many individuals feel nervous about meeting new people, but if the thought of interacting with others causes you constant worry or dread, you may have social anxiety disorder.

Panic disorder

Panic disorders cause extreme fear, worry, and dread that can manifest into physical symptoms, such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and digestive discomfort.

Phobias

Phobias trigger overwhelming fear over specific situations, such as heights, leaving the house, or coming in contact with dogs.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

While anxiety affects everyone differently, common symptoms include:

  • Worry, fear, or dread
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Heart palpitations
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Rapid breathing
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort

By creating an individualized treatment plan that targets your unique anxiety symptoms, the Alevea Mental Health team can help you find lasting relief from anxiety.

What are the treatments for anxiety?

Managing your anxiety is critical to helping you maintain a positive and fulfilling life. The team works with you to develop a specialized treatment plan that addresses your symptoms. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure therapy
  • Anti-anxiety medication
  • Antidepressants
  • Sedatives

Call Alevea Mental Health or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about anxiety.

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