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Anxiety services offered in Silver Spring, MD

Anxiety is common, but it can be incredibly debilitating. Anxiety can make it difficult to complete day-to-day tasks, care for your family, and further your career. Luckily, there are treatments available for anxiety. At E&B Behavioral and Medical Clinic LLC, Beatrice Tekah, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, and Ernest Keyaka, NP, PMHNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, work together with patients to help them combat anxiety. Call the Silver Spring, Maryland, office today or use the online tool to set up an appointment.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Feeling anxious occasionally is normal. However, patients suffering from an anxiety disorder experience extreme and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Anxiety disorders often involve recurring episodes of sudden feelings of severe fear or terror that peak within minutes. These feelings of panic and anxiety, also known as panic attacks, are difficult to control, interfere with daily tasks, and are out of proportion to the actual danger. Unfortunately, panic attacks can last a long time. To prevent these feelings, you might avoid certain situations or places.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety symptoms can start in childhood and continue into adulthood. They include:

  • Feeling restless, nervous, or tense
  • Having difficulties sleeping
  • Feelings of impending danger, doom, or panic
  • Having an elevated heart rate
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Having problems controlling worry
  • Trembling, sweating, or breathing rapidly
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal issues
  • Avoiding things that trigger anxiety

What are the common types of anxiety?

Numerous kinds of anxiety disorders exist, including:

Generalized anxiety disorder

This disorder involves persistent and extreme anxiety and worry about events or activities. Generalized anxiety disorder often occurs simultaneously with other anxiety disorders or depression. Anxiety disorder due to a medical condition includes symptoms of extreme panic or anxiety that are directly caused by a physical health problem.

Separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is a childhood disorder characterized by anxiety that’s extreme for a child’s developmental level and related to separation from parents or others who have parental roles.

Social anxiety disorder

This disorder involves high levels of fear, anxiety, and avoidance of social situations. Sufferers of social anxiety disorder experience feelings of embarrassment, self-consciousness, and worry about being viewed or judged negatively by others.

Substance-induced anxiety disorder

Results from abusing drugs, taking medications, or being exposed to a toxic substance.

How is anxiety treated?

Many natural remedies are available to treat anxiety. You might benefit from counseling. Regularly exercising is also important. Working out might help you relieve stress and improve your mood. Consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fish might reduce the symptoms of anxiety. Practicing meditation and yoga may also be helpful.

If you’re suffering from crippling anxiety, contact the team at E&B Behavioral and Medical Clinic LLC today. To schedule an appointment, call the office or reach out online.