Anxiety disorders are some of the most common psychiatric disorders that mental health professionals treat on a daily basis. An increasing number of children, young people, and adults are now struggling with anxiety disorder, which comes in many forms and can require very different treatment plans in order to relieve symptoms.
Consistent feelings of anxiety and panic can affect daily life, and can be difficult to control. You may avoid certain places and situations to avoid feeling these emotions. Children and teens may experience symptoms that persist into adulthood.
Keep reading to find out more about what anxiety disorder there is, how these can negatively impact your life, and how proper psychiatric treatments and medication from an anxiety psychiatrist can help.
There are many different types of anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders can manifest itself in a number of ways. This can sometimes make it difficult for an individual to recognize the symptoms and realize that it is an anxiety disorder that is affecting their lives.
Here are some of the most common anxiety disorder around and some of the accompanying symptoms of anxiety:
Treatment for anxiety disorders diagnosis should be sought from a mental health provider in order to improve your mental health and physical health as anxiety can have a negative effect on both. There are some proven successful treatments for anxiety that may be beneficial for you or a loved one who suffers from anxiety-related mental health conditions.
There is no limit to the number of anxiety disorders you can have under different conditions. Anxiety disorders are the result of a medical condition that requires treatment. Treatment is available whatever the cause of your anxiety may be. Consult your doctor if any of these conditions persist:
- When you feel like you worry too much, it negatively impacts your work, your relationships, or other areas of your life
- It is upsetting for you to feel fear, anxiety, or worry, and hard to control
- In addition to anxiety, you feel depressed, have trouble with alcohol or drug use, or suffer from other mental health concerns
- A physical health problem could be the cause of your anxiety
- Consider emergency treatment if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors
It is possible that your feelings of anxiety will not go away on their own, and they may become worse over time if you do not seek help. Speak to your doctor or a mental health provider as soon as possible. The earlier you get help and select a treatment, the easier it will be to cure.
If any of the above resonates with you, and you suffer from a mental illness related to anxiety disorders, it may be time to see a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists will not only be able to diagnose your anxiety disorders, but they can also help you better understand where your anxiety comes from by exploring your family history and any trauma that might have occurred.
Finding the right psychiatrist to treat your anxiety may seem difficult, but with the introduction of telepsychiatry and psychotherapy, it has become much easier to treat your mental health issues. The American Psychiatric Association has approved and validated telepsychiatry as just as effective a form of psychological treatment as traditional in-person treatment options.
Dr. Ronald Lee, MD of Luminous Vitality BH
is a Boston-based psychiatrist who can help patients throughout the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He can help you manage and treat your anxiety disorder with compassion and years of experience in psychiatry. Book an appointment today!