If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who live with an anxiety disorder, you’re familiar with crippling fears and negative thoughts that interfere with your quality of life. At Vitality Psychiatric Group Practice, in New Windsor and Albany, New York, Mitchell Cabisudo, MD, and his team of multidisciplinary mental health professionals offer expert diagnosis and highly personalized treatment plans for a wide range of anxiety disorders. Don’t let your fears rule your life, call or schedule a consultation online today.
Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stress or danger. However, if you feel anxious frequently in your regular daily life, you may have an anxiety disorder. Fortunately, with an accurate diagnosis and treatment, you can learn to control your negative thoughts and feelings and lead a healthy and fulfilling life.
There are several different types of anxiety disorders.
Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety diagnosis. It causes excessive and persistent worries about everyday things such as your job, your family’s health, appointments, or chores that can interfere with your ability to function normally. You may also have physical symptoms such as muscle tension, disrupted sleep, and daytime fatigue.
Panic attacks are the identifying symptom of panic disorder. Panic attacks often strike suddenly and cause a range of overwhelming symptoms such as a rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, trembling, sweating, and dizziness. You may also experience chest pain, nausea, and a fear of dying. Panic attack symptoms are usually severe, and you may feel like you’re having a heart attack.
Social anxiety disorder manifests as intense fears and discomfort in social situations ranging from one-to-one interactions to public speaking and large social gatherings. If you have social anxiety disorder, you may try to avoid social situations, which could interfere with your performance at work or your ability to develop meaningful relationships with other people.
PTSD is a specific type of anxiety disorder that develops after you experience a traumatic event such as a personal assault or open shooter situation. PTSD causes a variety of disruptive symptoms that usually manifest within a couple of months of the trauma. When left untreated, PTSD can become more intense and severely interfere with your life.
Dr. Cabisudo and his team provide comprehensive assessments to develop a thorough understanding of your symptoms and overall health and lifestyle before diagnosing an anxiety disorder or any other mental health condition. You may answer a variety of questions and have a physical exam during your evaluation.
At Vitality Psychiatric Group Practice, your team works with you on a highly customized, multidisciplinary treatment plan. Your treatment may include medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modifications to alleviate your symptoms and help you develop strategies to recognize your negative thoughts and feelings and adjust your behavioral response.
If you’re concerned about anxiety, call or schedule an appointment online today.