Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety Treatment in Naples, FL

Anxiety is common, affecting nearly everyone from time to time. But if you struggle with ongoing or severe fear, worry, or anxiousness, turn to Dura Medical in Naples, Florida. Behavioral health specialists Stephen Durand, CRNA, APRN, Kathryn Hart, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CPNP-PC, and their expert team offer a variety of anxiety treatments that provide a better quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.

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When Should I get Help for Anxiety?

When you feel anxious, your brain sends hormones that activate your body. That response is natural and preps your body for a high-stress situation.

When the immediate threat is over, your hormone levels should return to normal as your anxiety subsides. However, your body stays on high alert if you have an anxiety disorder, even when you don’t face a stressful situation.

That type of anxiety takes hold of your life, causes ongoing worry and fear, and prevents you from doing the things you want. That’s when you should seek help.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Common signs and symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Sense of impending danger or doom
  • Nervousness, tension, or restlessness
  • Rapid breathing
  • increased heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating or trembling
  • Problems concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Stomach problems
  • Avoiding anxiety triggers
  • Difficulty controlling worry
  • Ongoing aches and pain
  • Substance misuse

Examples of Anxiety Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – Characterized by chronic anxiety and exaggerated worry and tension, even if there is little or nothing to provoke it.

Panic Disorder – Characterized by unexpected, repeated episodes of intense fear. Usually accompanied by physical symptoms, including heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress.

Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder – Characterized by overwhelming anxiety and self-consciousness in social settings. It can be limited to only one type of situation, such as a fear of public speaking, but can also be so proud that a person experiences symptoms anytime they are around other people.

Agoraphobia – Characterized by feeling fear in and avoiding places or situations that may cause you to panic or feel helpless.

Some may develop an anxiety disorder due to a medical condition that includes symptoms of intense anxiety caused by a physical health problem.

Selective Mutism – Characterized by a failure of children to speak in some social situations, even when they can speak in others (such as at home with close family).

Separation Anxiety Disorder – A childhood disorder characterized by anxiety related to separation from parents or others with parental roles.

Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder – Characterized by symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that directly result from misusing drugs or taking medications.

What are the risk factors for anxiety?

Anxiety can happen to anyone, but some factors increase your risk of struggling with it. Examples include:

  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Past trauma
  • Family history of anxiety
  • Chronic diseases or illnesses
  • Ongoing stress
  • Certain personality traits
  • Depression
  • Other mental health disorders

Keeping stress levels low, staying physically active, and seeking help at the first sign of a problem are good ways to lower your risk of anxiety.

Ketamine and TMS Can Both Treat Anxiety

Whether it’s an overwhelming fear during social situations, panic attacks that bring life to a halt, or consistent worries that never fade, the stresses and symptoms of a persistent anxiety disorder are hard to escape. Usually, standard anxiety treatments like psychotherapy and medications can make a difference. But for some anxiety disorders, traditional methods may not be effective. That’s when TMS and ketamine may be viable options. While the administration of these therapies differs, both can be fast-acting and highly effective for various anxiety disorders.

TMS and ketamine therapy are more effective than conventional medications for anxiety in patients that have not responded to previous medication trials. These treatments are more effective than conventional medications for anxiety in patients that have not responded to previous medication trials. Both treatments address the brain areas most commonly associated with anxiety and depression. Ketamine works chemically, while TMS works electromagnetically to rewire the brain, diverting regions and actions linked with anxiety disorders.

Getting Treatment

Anxiety is a common mental health disorder affecting nearly everyone from time to time. But if extreme or ongoing anxiety negatively affects your life, turn to Dura Medical in Naples, Florida. Behavioral health specialists Stephen Durand, CRNA, APRN, Kathryn Hart, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CPNP-PC, and their exceptional team offer a variety of highly effective treatments for anxiety. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

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