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GET THE RIGHT HELP FOR
ANXIETY DISORDER AT
WASHINGTON FAMILY
PSYCHIATRY

Anxiety disorders have become a silent endemic in the U.S, affecting 6.8 million adults, that’s 3.1 % of U.S. population.

At Washington Family Psychiatry, Dr Juneja has been diagnosing and treating various types of anxiety disorders since 2013. Her strength lies in addressing the root cause of your anxiety and devising a bio-psychosocial treatment plan that is based on the best available scientific evidence.

WHAT IS ANXIETY AND WHEN DOES IT BECOME A DISORDER?

Anxiety is an emotion that everyone experiences on a regular basis. It might be the worry felt when waiting for a test result, nerves before an interview, or butterflies before giving a speech. Anxiety is useful in urging the individual to actively prepare for or to cope with stressful circumstances. However, when the anxiety becomes overwhelming and spirals out of control, the person can become incapacitated, and the anxiety becomes a disorder. 

If you are facing constant anxiety in your life or it has gotten worse over time to the point that it interferes in your daily life, you may be developing an anxiety disorder.

Signs and Symptoms of an anxiety disorder

Uneasiness, restlessness, or fear

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Sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep

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Panic attacks

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Nightmares

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Poor concentration

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Feeling out of control

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Obsessions and/or ritualized behaviors

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Unwanted thoughts

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Flashbacks

Fear of social or performance situations

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Fear of specific objects or situations

Along with psychological symptoms, people who have anxiety disorders may suffer from physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, palpitations, sweating, nausea, or dizziness.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF ANXIETY DISORDER?

Anxiety disorders can manifest in different forms and vary in severity. What’s common between each disorder is presence of excessive fear or other emotional and physical symptom. Here are the most common types of anxiety disorders

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

is a term for perennial, all-encompassing anxiety. It’s characterized by excessive, frequent and unrealistic worry about everyday things, such as job responsibilities, health or chores. It can affect children and adults. Experts don't know the exact causes of GAD. Several things, including genetics, brain chemistry, and environmental stresses appear to contribute to its development. You’re more likely to have GAD if you have a first-degree biological relative (sibling or parent) with it.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

People with OCD experience persistent thoughts, images or impulses that are intrusive and unwanted (obsessions). They also perform repetitive and ritualistic actions that are excessive, time-consuming and distressing (compulsions). Those with OCD are usually aware of the irrational and excessive nature of their obsessions and compulsions. However, they feel incapable of controlling their obsessions or resisting their compulsions.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

is an anxiety disorder that can develop after a traumatic event. It involves symptoms like flashbacks, anxiety, negative thoughts and beliefs, hypervigilance, avoidant behavior and more. According to Cleveland Clinic, PTSD is common and develops in 5% to 10% of people who have experienced trauma. Women and people assigned female at birth are twice as likely to have PTSD as men and people assigned male at birth.

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Panic Disorder

is diagnosed in people who experience spontaneous seemingly out-of-the-blue panic attacks and are very preoccupied with the fear of a recurring attack. Panic attacks occur unexpectedly, sometimes even when waking up from sleep. Panic disorder usually begins in adulthood (after age 20), but children can also have panic disorder and many children experience panic-like symptoms. People with panic disorder tend to live in silence as they are afraid or embarrassed to tell anyone, including their doctors and loved ones, about what they experience for fear of being considered a hypochondriac.

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Social Anxiety Disorder

is characterized by persistent fear of one or more social situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others. It should not be confused with being occasionally shy or nervous when in formal situations or when having to give a speech. It presents itself in ordinary everyday situations, such as eating in public, meeting people, or being watched while doing something. A person may feel that they will humiliate or embarrass themselves.

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Phobias

A phobia is an uncontrollable, irrational, and lasting fear of a certain object, situation, or an activity. This fear can be so intrusive that a person may go to great lengths to avoid the source of this fear. People with specific phobias tend to avoid the activity entirely, this could cause disruptions in their domestic life and relationships. About 19 million Americans have one or more phobias that range from mild to severe. Phobias can happen in early childhood. But they are often first seen between ages 15 and 20. They affect both men and women equally.

TREAT YOUR ANXIETY DISORDER IN A SAFE AND CALMING ENVIRONMENT AT WASHINGTON FAMILY PSYCHIATRY

Anxiety Disorders can be hugely disruptive and crippling. At WFP, Dr Juneja specializes in delivering a personalized treatment plan based on patient’s age, medical history, professional commitments etc. Treatment for anxiety may involve using medication, psychotherapy, or both. Several classes of medication can be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety disorders. 

Dr. Juneja is a trauma informed physician, she will complete a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms and discuss if medication treatment is appropriate to reduce symptoms.  

Several psychotherapy modalities have also been found to be effective in treating anxiety disorders.  As part of your comprehensive assessment, she will discuss specific psychotherapeutic options to minimize your anxiety symptoms

DON’T LET ANXIETY STOP YOU
FROM LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE.
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