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Managing daily life while dealing with an anxiety disorder can be draining on both physical and emotional levels. By seeking treatment for anxiety at its onset, you will have a better chance of experiencing relief. Here’s what you need to know about how anxiety treatment can help you.

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

To be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, your fear or anxiety must be out of proportion to your circumstances or be age-inappropriate, in addition to impeding your capacity to perform normal tasks.

There are a number of distinct classifications of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Social anxiety disorder

In general, those with an anxiety disorder may attempt to avoid situations or anything that can trigger their symptoms or bring on an anxious episode. Typical consequences include disruptions in professional and academic performance as well as in interpersonal connections. 

What Is Involved During Anxiety Treatment?

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, often called talk therapy or psychological counseling, involves communicating with a therapist to address and find relief for mental health concerns, such as anxiety.

One of the most helpful psychotherapy modalities for anxiety disorders is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on teaching you strategies to regulate your symptoms and engage in the things you may have avoided because of your anxiety.

Medications

Medication designed to treat anxiety may help alleviate symptoms such as racing thoughts, panic attacks, and insomnia. SSRI’s (medications that increase serotonin available in the brain) are the most effective long-term medications for anxiety.

Examples of commonly-prescribed SSRI’s for anxiety include:

  • Prozac
  • Lexapro
  • Zoloft

Where to Find Virtual or In-Person Anxiety Treatment in New York State

AVI MIND is a psychopharmacology center in New York, NY, that can help you build the awareness and skills required to treat your anxiety disorder.

Each member of the AVI MIND staff is dedicated to you individually and works hard to become your trusted care partner. Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners Racquel Weinberger, NP, PMHNP-BC, and Avigail Spetner, NP, PMHNP-BC, are qualified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for a variety of mental health conditions. Treatment strategies may include medication management, behavioral modifications, and psychological counseling.

To schedule an appointment with a provider at AVI MIND, contact (516) 464-8404 today.