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Anxiety treatment can help

When you can’t shut off your thoughts or your worries come out physically in your body, treating your anxiety can be a breath of relief and peace. It doesn’t have to be so hard.

 

 

 

Anxiety treatment can help

When you can’t shut off your thoughts or your worries come out physically in your body, treating your anxiety can be a breath of relief and peace. It doesn’t have to be so hard.

Anxiety treatment helps with

Excessive worry

Physical symptoms

Irritability

Panic attacks

Insomnia

Obsessive thoughts

Anxiety treatment works

Clinical anxiety affects ⅓ of Americans at some point in their life. If left untreated, it can lead to other mental health conditions, as well as more trips to the doctor for physical issues. All the while, anxiety is highly treatable, but less than half of people seek treatment.

 

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What we can help with

Excessive worry

Physical symptoms

Irritability

Panic attacks

Insomnia

Obsessive thoughts

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Anxiety treatment works

Clinical anxiety affects ⅓ of Americans at some point in their life. If left untreated, it can lead to other mental health conditions, as well as more trips to the doctor for physical issues. All the while, anxiety is highly treatable, but less than half of people seek treatment.

 

FAQs about anxiety & anxiety treatment

But doesn’t everyone worry?

All of us experience worry on a daily basis as a normal emotion. Having brief feelings of worry does not mean someone has an anxiety condition. Normal emotions are the ones that don’t control us. We may worry, but it doesn’t last too long and it doesn’t affect our lives in negative ways.

Anxiety is a condition where not only does it cause a heightened and uncomfortable state, but it also leads to irrational thoughts that seem very real. Rather than help someone make good choices and think more clearly, anxiety often tricks our brains. Also, in anxiety conditions, you experience a lot of other symptoms at the same time. These symptoms may look like having low energy, not enjoying things you normally would, having poor focus, and changes in appetite or sleep. When even a few of these symptoms happen together, your feelings begin to change your thought patterns and behaviors in unhelpful ways. And this makes anxiety different than experiencing everyday emotions.

Does anxiety affect everyone similarly?

Not at all. One person with anxiety may have some overlap with another person’s symptoms. However, it can look very different in different people. Some people have repetitive unhelpful thoughts that loop in their minds. Other people might have catastrophizing thoughts, meaning the worry feeds on itself and grows into irrational and catastrophic predictions. On the other hand, some people might have OCD or symptoms like OCD where the worry causes them to act in compulsive ways. And some people can get very irritable or depressed when their anxiety peaks.

What symptoms go along with anxiety?

Physical symptoms often go along with untreated anxiety. And the most common physical symptom is stomach issues. Other types of symptoms include migraines, back or neck pain, and becoming sick more often or even trips to the emergency room for physical illnesses. Starting treatment can improve all of these other accompanying symptoms.

Will I need to take medicine?

Most people that experience mild or moderate anxiety can improve with a number of lifestyle changes and therapy. Some of these people will still choose to add medicine to their treatment plan, and it may help them get better even faster. For others with more severe symptoms, whose anxiety is really interfering significantly in their lives, like with work or relationships, it often makes sense to start a medicine first. In cases like these, therapy and lifestyle changes alone may not be enough. Even when someone takes medicine and it helps significantly, it’s often still not enough by itself. We highly encourage a well-rounded treatment plan including therapy as well.

Will I need to be on medication forever?

It’s usually recommended to take medicine for anxiety for one year after you’ve recovered. This is so that you stay well and have less of a chance of falling back into an anxious episode. After one year, you would typically begin a medically-supervised taper off the medicine. This process typically takes a few months to fully be off the medication. Some people choose to discontinue medicine earlier than the one-year mark, and others choose to keep it on preventatively.

Get started with anxiety treatment in New York City today!

One of our skilled anxiety therapists is ready to meet you when you’re ready to begin. The team at our practice located in New York City provides an array of services to meet your mental health needs. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or ADHD, you’ve come to the right place. Schedule a visit or an intro call with us to help you figure out the right fit for your treatment.