What is Anxiety?

Your body’s normal reaction to stress is anxiety.Anxiety is a common feeling. It’s your brain’s way of responding to tension and warning you about impending threats.

Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. When confronted with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making a major decision, for example, you might be concerned. It’s a sense of panic or foreboding for what’s to come. Most people are afraid and anxious on the first day of school, preparing for a job interview, or delivering a speech. Moving to a new place, beginning a new career, or taking a test can all cause anxiety. While this form of anxiety is stressful, it can inspire you to work harder and achieve better results. Normal anxiety is a fleeting emotion that does not interact with your daily activities.   

Understanding the difference between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder that necessitates medical intervention will aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It may prevent you from entering an elevator, crossing the street, or even leaving your home in extreme cases. If anxiety isn’t handled, it can just get worse.

How to deal with Anxiety?

If anxiety is a daily part of your life, it’s important to find recovery options that can help you manage it. It could be a mixture of approaches, such as talk therapy and meditation, or it could simply be a matter of eliminating or overcoming the anxiety cause.

If you’re still not sure where to begin, it can be a good idea to talk to a psychiatric provider regarding your solutions. They could suggest something you haven’t considered before.

Our Specialty in Anxiety Disorders

Our Diagnostic Consultation Program

We will evaluate the symptoms, precipitating incidents, personality characteristics, and family history of anxiety disorders during the diagnostic consultation. If therapy is recommended, we’ll go through the various clinical interventions that have the best chance of working. We will prescribe relevant self-help methods if therapeutic therapy is not recommended. If necessary, we will refer you for medical examinations and/or drug evaluations.

Our Treatment Program

An evidence-based treatment program is tailored to each client’s specific needs. Dr. Kevin K. Joseph, DNP, PMHNP-BC takes great care to clarify each step of the process so that the client is a fully informed,  and actively  participating in the healing process. Dr. Kevin K. Joseph DNP, PMHNP-BC utilizes medication in conjunction with education regarding distress-reducing thought and acting habits, mindfulness, relaxation training, self-management skills during anxiety-provoking situations, and realistic practice tasks can all be included in the therapy.

One experiences anxiety from time to time. When confronted with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making a major decision, for example, you might be concerned. It’s a sense of panic or foreboding for what’s to come. Most people are afraid and anxious on the first day of school, preparing for a job interview, or delivering a speech. Moving to a new place, beginning a new career, or taking a test can all cause anxiety. While this form of anxiety is stressful, it can inspire you to work harder and achieve better results. Normal anxiety is a fleeting emotion that does not interact with your daily activities.   

Understanding the difference between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder that necessitates medical intervention will aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It may prevent you from entering an elevator, crossing the street, or even leaving your home in extreme cases. If anxiety isn’t handled, it can just get worse.