One-third of teens and adults spend their days struggling with anxiety. If you can’t seem to shake worry and dread, it’s time to seek help from Stanley Okeyemi, PMHNP, at Brighter Light Behavioral Health Services. Stanley makes it easy for you to get a psychiatric evaluation and medication to ease anxiety by offering his services through telemedicine. Connecting online allows him to provide mental health care to people in Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Washington, Idaho, Connecticut, Nebraska, Florida, Iowa, and Arizona. Use online booking or call to schedule an appointment today.
Everyone feels anxious when they face an irritating, dangerous, or dreaded situation. In these circumstances, anxiety has an important role. Your anxious feeling triggers your brain to release hormones that give you a boost of energy to deal with the situation.
But anxiety that lasts too long or never seems to go away stops being beneficial. You should seek help when anxiety:
These are all signs that your anxiety needs treatment.
There are eight primary anxiety disorders, but these are the five most common:
If you have GAD, you have frequent anxiety over everyday issues like your job, family, and health.
This disorder causes anxiety when you have to attend social events, meet new people, or perform in front of others, such as giving a presentation at work or school.
Children, teens, and adults can have separation anxiety disorder. The anxiety usually arises over the worry that harm will come to you or your family while you’re apart.
This is an intense fear of a specific animal, object, or activity. Two examples include a fear of flying and spiders.
You have this disorder if you have frequent, recurrent panic attacks.
All anxiety disorders may cause any of the following:
Panic attacks cause sudden, severe symptoms, including dizziness, shortness of breath, sweating, and chest pain.
Your Brighter Light Behavioral Health Services provider begins by learning about your anxiety symptoms, including when they occur and what triggers anxious feelings. They also go over your medical and mental health history, then do a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation.
Your provider creates a customized treatment plan that may include medications, especially if you have severe anxiety or panic attacks. They may also recommend therapy to help you confront fears or teach you to recognize and change negative thoughts that lead to anxiety.
Don’t live with ongoing anxiety. Call Brighter Light Behavioral Health Services or request an appointment online to learn about your treatment options.