Anxiety is a problem that plagues many people today, but it doesn't have to disrupt your life. With the right type of support and therapy, you can learn how to manage your anxiety and take control of your life. The team at Custom Access Psychiatry in Chicago provides expert, customized therapy and treatment for anxiety. If anxious thoughts and feelings are interfering with your life, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.
Nearly everyone experiences some level of anxiety at one time or another, but if you have anxiety symptoms that prevent you from your regular activities or get in the way of your relationships, you should talk to a mental health professional. When you suffer from intrusive, anxious thoughts, it's a sign that something is amiss and that you may benefit from treatment.
Another sign that your anxiety is severe is an overwhelming feeling of doom or a feeling that your current situation will never get better. Anxiety disorders won't resolve spontaneously. You need personalized counseling and, in some cases, prescription medication to manage your symptoms. At Custom Access Psychiatry, the team creates an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
Anxiety may strike anyone, but some patients have a higher risk than others. Everyone has slightly different brain chemistry, which means that some patients are more susceptible to anxiety. Additionally, your outside influences — including lifestyle and personal relationships — can increase your chances of developing anxiety.
The most common anxiety disorder is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). GAD usually causes daily anxiety about your regular responsibilities such as work projects, chores, or relationships. You may experience anxiety symptoms for six months or longer with GAD. Some other common anxiety disorders include social phobia, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
There is no single approach to managing anxiety that works for everyone. When you work with the compassionate and expert team at Custom Access Psychiatry, they work with you to create a therapeutic plan to explore your anxiety and develop coping strategies and tools to help you manage your symptoms and lead a fulfilling life.
Your treatment plan may include a variety of treatments such as medication, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or mindfulness exercises. You and your therapist work together to control your symptoms and develop new strategies and skills to help you regain control of your thoughts and return to a healthy and fulfilling life.
If anxiety is disrupting your life, call Custom Access Psychiatry or make an appointment online today for expert, customized care in the office or at your home.