Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety can leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and unable to function. But with appropriate treatment, you can break free from the constant fear and worry. Our providers, at Ohio Psychiatric Services, provide compassionate, comprehensive care for patients with anxiety and their families in a safe, welcoming environment. To schedule a consultation, call the office in Lancaster, Ohio, or book an appointment online today.

What is an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety happens to everyone. It is a normal response to life stress. If you experience constant worry and fear that prevents you from functioning in daily life, however, you may have a condition called generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

A common mood disorder, GAD involves persistent feelings of nervousness and fear that are disproportionate to the cause or arise without an apparent reason. Unlike a specific phobia that focuses on a thing or situation, GAD causes a general feeling of dread and unease that colors your whole life.

What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

When you suffer from GAD, you may find it impossible to enjoy a normal life and have difficulty relaxing. Some of the most common symptoms of GAD include:

  • Constant worry around everyday events and interactions
  • Always seeing the worst-case scenario
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Concentration problems
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tension
  • Digestive problems

If you suffer from anxiety, you may realize that your nervous feelings are not realistic but feel incapable of stopping the endless cycle of anxious thoughts that run through your head every day.

How is an anxiety disorder treated?

The goal of treatment for GAD is to reduce feelings of worry and fear while developing healthy coping strategies that allow you to respond to stressors realistically. When addressing anxiety, the team at Ohio Psychiatric Services creates customized treatment plans to meet the needs of each patient.

Medication helps many patients who suffer from anxiety, but not everyone with GAD requires medication to regain control overanxious emotions. Counseling can help you process underlying experiences that contribute to anxiety while helping you learn to calm your mind. Your experienced provider at Ohio Psychiatric Services may suggest a combined approach to treatment to give you the best resources for overcoming anxiety.

Anxiety frequently occurs along with other mood mental health conditions, such as depression or ADHD. The team at Ohio Psychiatric Services can address any co-occurring issues so you can fully recover and lead a full, rewarding life.

For compassionate care for generalized anxiety disorder, schedule an evaluation at Ohio Psychiatric Services. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

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