Anxiety disorders are a type of medical problem. They cause severe anxiety. When you feel anxious, you feel that something bad is about to happen. This feeling interferes with your life.
These disorders include:
may have repeated panic attacks when there is no reason for feeling afraid. You
may change your daily activities because you worry that you will have another
Symptoms may include:
Anxiety disorders can be treated with medicines or counselling. A
combination of both may be used.
Some people use cognitive-behavioural therapy. A therapist
helps you learn to change stressful or bad thoughts into helpful thoughts.
Medicines may include:
A healthy lifestyle may help you feel better.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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