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Anxiety

Psychiatric Mental Health Care, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy & Psychiatric Medication Management located in Westlake Village, CA

Anxiety services offered in Westlake Village, CA

If ongoing worry and fear prevent you from living your life to the fullest, it could be because of an anxiety disorder. At State of Mind Wellness Center in Westlake Village, California, board-certified psychiatrist Priya Parmar, MD, and her compassionate team offer effective anxiety treatments to help you relax and enjoy life better. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health challenge that a number of people struggle with. It often causes fear or worry in everyday situations that don’t affect many other people. An array of anxiety disorders exist, including social anxiety, phobias, and panic disorder. Treatment may help ease unpleasant symptoms and improve your mood and quality of daily life. 

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Examples of common anxiety symptoms include:

  • Feeling nervous, tense, or restless
  • Increased heart rate
  • Sense of panic or doom 
  • Trembling or sweating
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Problems controlling worry or thoughts
  • Repetitive thoughts
  • Gastrointestinal problems

You might also avoid things, places, or people that trigger unpleasant symptoms associated with anxiety. 

What are the risk factors for anxiety?

The cause of anxiety isn’t entirely clear, but the common risk factors for developing it include:

  • Ongoing stress
  • Medical illness or disease
  • Traumatic life events
  • Family history of anxiety
  • Certain personality traits
  • Drug or alcohol misuse
  • Having other mental health challenges

It’s common to have anxiety along with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another mental health condition. See your State of Mind Wellness Center provider at the first sign of a problem. 

How does my provider diagnose anxiety?

To find out if you have anxiety, your State of Mind Wellness Center provider reviews your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. During a psychiatric assessment, they ask a series of questions about your mood, feelings, thoughts, and behavior patterns before customizing a treatment plan based on your needs.

How is anxiety treated?

Some of the most common treatments for anxiety include:

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes can reduce anxiety symptoms. Get regular exercise, eat nutritious foods, try stress-reduction strategies, and avoid drug or alcohol use. Don’t smoke, and make getting good sleep a priority.

Medicines

Taking certain medicines can reduce worry, fear, and anxiousness associated with anxiety disorders.

Psychotherapy

Your State of Mind Wellness Center provider offers psychotherapy, or talk therapy, to help you learn ways to reduce anxiety symptoms and enjoy life to its fullest.

For help with anxiety, call the State of Mind Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.