Anxiety can affect anyone at any time. Mind Health Group is here to help you through your journey from anxiety to health.
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What is Anxiety?
Your body has a natural fight-or-flight response system that helps keep you safe. But when you constantly live in fight-or-flight mode, you may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety causes persistent feelings of worry and fear, even when there are no apparent dangers. You may avoid places, people, or things to prevent these feelings from taking over.
In addition to general feelings of worry, known as generalized anxiety disorder, you can develop specific fears that trigger worries and anxious thoughts. As a result, you may receive a specialized diagnosis of conditions like:
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety
- Separation anxiety
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
It’s important to seek a diagnosis and treatment when your anxiety symptoms interfere with your daily routines, work, health, or relationships. With proper treatment, you can calm your anxious feelings and restore good mental health.
What Causes Anxiety?
Experts are not certain on what exactly causes anxiety. However, there are a number of factors that can cause anxiety, including traumatic events, specific personality traits, or stress. You may also develop anxiety as a side effect of an underlying medical condition, such as:
- Chemical imbalances
- Environmental Stress
- Underlying physical health issue
- Medication side effects
- Heart disease
- Thyroid disorder
- Other mental health issues
Online Treatments for Anxiety
Alternative therapies can provide effective online treatments for anxiety, either as standalone options or in conjunction with traditional treatments like medication and talk therapy.
Yoga and meditation have both been shown to help reduce symptoms of anxiety by promoting relaxation and mindfulness. Talk therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), can help individuals manage anxious thoughts and behaviors by addressing the underlying causes of anxiety. Ultimately, individuals who work with us, our clinical team will determine the most effective treatment plan for specific needs and preferences.
An online psychiatric evaluation is a critical component of anxiety treatment, as it allows our mental health professionals to diagnose and assess the severity of an individual's anxiety disorder.
Through virtual conferencing, our Michigan psychiatrists and other mental health professionals can conduct thorough evaluations to determine if your symptoms relate to anxiety by reviewing your medical history, your family history, the severity of your symptoms, and online mental health assessments. Each psychiatric evaluation will help develop personalized treatment plans that address specific needs.
Anxiety Medication Management
Online medication management is another key aspect of anxiety treatment. Patients can consult with their psychiatrist or medical provider over virtual conferencing to discuss their medication needs, dosage, and any side effects.
For many, consistent use of antidepressant medications can alleviate chronic worry and depressive symptoms that relate to anxiety. There are also fast-acting medications available that can address severe anxiety symptoms, including panic. Medication therapy alone may not be enough to provide long-term relief of anxiety issues. Our clinical team may recommend talk therapy sessions to better identify your anxiety triggers and help you cope with your anxious thoughts and fears.
Online mental health assessments are crucial for identifying the severity of anxiety and developing appropriate treatment plans. Tracking outcomes, such as changes in symptoms and overall well-being, is essential to ensure the effectiveness of treatment. It allows our online mental health providers to adjust treatment approaches and make necessary changes to improve outcomes and overall mental health.
All from the comfort of your home, questionnaires and assessments are available online, to monitor progress over time.