Anxiety is a normal response to situations in life. However, if it affects you daily, you may have an anxiety disorder. At Conduit Behavioral Health in Baltimore, Maryland, medical director Temika Heyward, PhD, FNP, CRNP, PMH, and her mental health care team have the expertise and experience to treat anxiety disorders. Request an appointment online or call the friendly staff today to learn more. The practice also offers telehealth appointments.
Anxiety is defined by feelings of nervousness, worry, or unease, typically about a situation, event, or something with an uncertain outcome. It’s a normal emotion that everyone experiences on occasion. However, if anxiety is excessive or lasts for an extended period of time, it can become a problem.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting more than 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
There are several types of anxiety disorders:
The Conduit Behavioral Health professionals have the expertise to provide an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment after a comprehensive evaluation.
The symptoms of anxiety can vary depending on the individual and type of anxiety disorder. Common symptoms include:
With treatment, most people with anxiety disorders can live happy and fulfilling lives.
Anxiety disorders are highly treatable with therapy and medication. Therapy can help you learn how to manage your anxiety and develop coping mechanisms. Medication can also be effective in reducing anxiety symptoms.
Conduit Behavioral Health offers a psychiatric rehabilitation program (PRP) that helps their patients with mental health challenges establish an independent and healthy life.
If you’re concerned that you or someone you know may have an anxiety disorder, it’s important to seek professional help. With treatment, most people with anxiety disorders can live happy and fulfilling lives.
If anxiety affects your quality of life, call or book an appointment online with the Conduit Behavioral health experts today.