When the anxiety you confront in daily life gets intense or you feel overwhelmed by the unrelenting stress of an anxiety disorder, it’s time to seek help from the compassionate team at Regeneration Psychiatry. As a culturally aware practice that is proud to treat patients from diverse backgrounds, they understand the unique causes of stress and anxiety faced by people in the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities. Don’t put off getting help for anxiety. Call the office in Redondo Beach, California, or book an appointment online today.
Anxiety is a natural part of daily life, whether you face the first day on a new job, you have a fight with your partner, or your child is acting out at school. As soon as you feel anxious for any reason, your brain triggers a surge of hormones that focus all of your energy on the problem at hand.
If you frequently feel anxious, your stress hormones stay at abnormally high levels. Over time, this takes a substantial toll on your mental, emotional, and physical health.
Your daily anxiety turns into a mental health concern when you stay on high alert, can’t shake the dread, or you change your daily life to avoid anxiety-causing people and circumstances. At that point, it’s time to consider seeking help at Regeneration Psychiatry.
You can develop one of several anxiety disorders, including:
They all cause anxiety (anticipating a possible future threat) and fear (response to a current threat, whether real or perceived). Otherwise, each disorder has its own symptoms.
For example, GAD causes constant worry over daily life issues, while social anxiety disorder arises when you meet new people or must perform in front of others. A specific phobia is an intense fear of an object, activity, or situation, such as spiders and flying.
In addition to anxiety and fear, you may experience:
You may also have a panic attack, which causes sudden and severe symptoms like sweating, chest pain, and a pounding heart.
Regeneration Psychiatry tailors your treatment to meet your unique mental health needs. However, the primary treatments for anxiety include medication, psychotherapy, and complementary treatments.
Antidepressants often relieve anxiety and stress, while anxiolytic medications target severe anxiety and panic attacks.
Psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy helps you identify and change negative thinking that leads to anxiety. However, therapy targets your specific type of anxiety, so your therapist uses the best approach for you.
Complementary treatments often include stress management. Many people manage their anxiety by practicing mindfulness meditation and yoga.
If you have frequent or overwhelming anxiety, call Regeneration Psychiatry or book an appointment online today.