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:

  • Phobias
  • 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:

  • Asthma
  • Chemical imbalances
  • Environmental Stress
  • Underlying physical health issue
  • Medication side effects
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Other mental health issues

Treatments Available for Anxiety

Alternative Therapies

Our clinical team may also recommend alternative therapies, such as meditation and yoga, to relax your body and mind.

Psychiatric Evaluation

Our clinical team determines if your symptoms relate to anxiety by reviewing your medical history, your family history, and the severity of your symptoms.

Anxiety Medication Management

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.

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