Anxiety is a common medical condition that affects 40 million adults in the United States. However, fewer than half get the treatment they need. Jia Park, MD, at Comprehensive Family Medical Practice in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens, New York, provides treatment for anxiety. She even provides necessary psychiatric referrals to help you manage the condition. To get help with your anxiety, call the office.
It’s normal to feel a little anxious or nervous every once in a while. But if the nervousness or fear is constant and affecting your ability to go to work or enjoy everyday activities, you may have an anxiety disorder. Without proper treatment, your symptoms may worsen.
There are several different types of anxiety disorders, and each causes different symptoms. Knowing your type can help Dr. Park provide the best possible treatment.
If you worry almost every day and its been going on for six months or more, you may have GAD. Other symptoms include:
With GAD, your anxiety can interfere with everyday life, making going to work and social interactions difficult.
Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. Symptoms that may indicate you’re having a panic attack include:
Panic attacks tend to come on very quickly and usually peak within minutes. You may experience an attack unexpectedly, or it can be brought on by a specific fear or situation. If you have panic attacks often, you may live in fear of when you may experience the next attack.
A phobia is an intense fear or aversion to very specific things or situations. Types of phobias include:
While it may be normal to feel anxiety over certain situations, such as riding the subway for the very first time by yourself, with a phobia the fear far outweighs the actual danger.
To determine if you’re suffering from anxiety, Dr. Park conducts a thorough examination and uses an assessment tool designed to diagnose the mental disorder.
Dr. Park can often treat your anxiety with medication. Common medications used to treat anxiety include:
It can take some trial and error to find the right medication for you. Dr. Park also refers you to a neuropsychiatrist for therapy to help you develop behavioral strategies to manage your anxiety and fear so you can enjoy your life with less worry.
For medical management of your anxiety with a compassionate physician, call Comprehensive Family Medical Practice today. The office is located near the residential area of Bayside with ample parking for your convenience.