Anxiety Disorder Therapy & Treatment in San Diego

Anxiety Is Very Common and Highly Responsive to Treatment.

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You don’t need to live with excessive worry, fear, or stress. Using proven treatment techniques, we can help you feel better and overcome your anxiety.

Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder, affecting an estimated 40 million American adults and one in eight children. It often develops from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

Anxiety Is Highly Responsive to Treatment.

Even if your anxiety is coupled with other conditions such as depression, ADHD, or eating disorders, our clinicians know how to treat you so that your symptoms will improve and you’ll learn to think and behave differently.

If therapy alone is not sufficient to treat your anxiety, we can prescribe and manage medication to supplement treatment. All of our clinicians incorporate the latest scientific techniques into our treatment plans for maximum impact. We’ll choose the right mix of treatment so you can overcome fear and worry and get back to living the life you want.

Women Are 2x as Likely to Be Affected Than Men. Additionally, People With Anxiety Disorders Often Suffer From Other Mental Health Problems, Such as Depression and Alcohol or Drug Abuse.

Anxiety Disorder Signs and Symptoms

Anxiety Disorders often include symptoms such as the following:

  • restlessness, feeling “keyed up” or “on edge”
  • becoming easily fatigued
  • trouble concentrating (or mind “going blank”)
  • irritability
  • muscle tension, aches, or soreness
  • trouble falling or staying asleep, or unsatisfying sleep
  • excessive worry or obsessions
  • heart racing
  • trembling
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What Causes Anxiety Disorders?

Anxiety disorders develop partially due to genetics and circumstances. Going through a traumatic experience or serious illness can trigger anxiety in individuals who are already predisposed to the condition.

Anxiety is also commonly diagnosed alongside other mental health issues, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Other personal factors such as a neurotic or introverted personality, can increase the likelihood of developing an anxiety disorder.

How Are Anxiety Disorders Diagnosed?

A primary care doctor or mental health specialist can diagnose anxiety through a combination of questionnaires and tests. A standard questionnaire will ask about the frequency and severity of symptoms such as uncontrollable worry, restlessness, and irritability.

Diagnostics such as blood and hormone tests are used to rule out other possible causes, such as heart disease or sleep apnea. Since medications can also cause anxiety symptoms, the doctor will review the patient’s medical history. If anxiety is related to another disorder, such as attention deficit disorder, an ADHD psychiatrist or other specialist may also perform diagnostic testing.

Who Is Affected by Anxiety Disorders?

Anxiety affects children, teens, and adults from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders. Most people start to experience symptoms before their early twenties. Just over a third of teens between 13 and 18 have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is more prevalent in people who have experienced past traumas, such as childhood abuse and neglect, but this is not always the case.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Psychologists recognize four broad categories of anxiety disorders.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by constant and intrusive worries about all aspects of everyday life. People with GAD often experience sleep problems and an extreme state of overwhelm.

Panic disorder is a mental health condition where people experience panic attacks. These attacks can feel very intense and can be triggered by stress or environmental changes.

Phobias are irrational fears of specific situations or conditions. There are hundreds of recognized phobias. Some of the most common include claustrophobia, or the fear of confined spaces, and acrophobia, which is a fear of heights. Agoraphobia is a fear of feeling trapped. People with agoraphobia may avoid situations that trigger their anxiety. This can cause significant changes in personality, such as shifting from being outgoing to reclusive.

Social anxiety disorder is an immense negative reaction to social situations. People with this disorder may have a strong and exaggerated fear of being judged by others and go to significant lengths to avoid unplanned interactions.

Anxiety therapy in San Diego can treat all types of anxiety disorders.

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders in the US. 1 in 3 adults will develop an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. Phobias are the most prevalent type of anxiety disorder and affect around 1 in 10 people.

Yes. There are different types of drugs often prescribed for anxiety disorders. Antianxiety medications such as clonazepam and alprazolam provide immediate relief of panic attack symptoms. However, they are not meant for long-term use.

Antihistamines can be used to prevent anxiety symptoms triggered by specific events. These medications are also used on an as-needed basis. Antidepressants can alleviate anxiety symptoms over the long term. All of these treatment protocols are best combined with talk or experiential therapies.


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