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Anxiety

Healthy Minds NYC -  - Adult Psychiatrist

Healthy Minds NYC

Adult Psychiatrists & Licensed Psychotherapists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Anxiety is a common reaction to stress and isn’t always a bad thing. However, if your anxiety is getting worse and affecting your daily responsibilities, the mental health specialists at Healthy Minds NYC in Midtown East, Manhattan, can help. Our diverse team of therapists tailors care that best matches your needs and helps you manage stress so you can live, work, and play better. To schedule an evaluation at our New York City office or learn about the telepsychiatry options, click the website’s free consultation scheduling booking button.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal feeling brought on by stress. With anxiety, you may feel fear, unease, or dread. Though your anxiety may cause sweating and a rapid heartbeat, it may also boost energy and help you focus.

Anxiety is normal and not always a bad thing, but if your feelings of fear and dread are getting worse and affecting your daily life, you may have an anxiety disorder.

Our team at Healthy Minds NYC specializes in diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders, and we provide customized care specific to your personal and professional needs. 

What are the types of anxiety disorders?

People experience anxiety from a number of causes. A few of the common types of anxiety disorders include, but are not limited to:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

With GAD, you may excessively worry about everyday things like your health, money, or job. Your anxiety may affect your professional and personal life. 

For our team to diagnose GAD, you must experience your feelings of fear and worry for six or more months. 

Panic disorder

People with a panic disorder have frequent, unexpected panic attacks. During a panic attack, you have an intense feeling of fear. These feelings may also cause physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating, or heart palpitations.

If you have a panic disorder, you may constantly worry about your next panic attack, which may heighten your anxiety.

Phobias

Phobias cause intense fears about certain subjects or situations. Fear of flying and heights are examples of phobias. Social anxiety disorder is also a type of phobia that causes fear and excessive worry about social situations. 

How is anxiety treated?

Healthy Minds NYC takes a team approach to care. Before starting therapy, you have a complimentary consultation with a care coordinator who helps match you with the therapist that best meets your personal and professional needs. 

Treatment for anxiety may depend on the type of anxiety you have and the severity of your symptoms. Our team at Healthy Minds NYC uses many evidence-based modalities to address anxiety and improve mental and emotional health.

Your plan may include various types of psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or exposure therapy. Our team may also prescribe medications to alleviate your symptoms. 

To schedule an anxiety evaluation with Healthy Minds NYC, request an appointment online today.