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Anxiety Specialist

Strategies for Success -  - Psychiatric Clinic

Strategies for Success

Psychiatric Clinic & Mental Health Clinic located in Chandler, AZ & Phoenix, AZ

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations. However, if you experience anxiety about everyday things and it affects your ability to manage your daily routine, you might have an anxiety disorder. John G. Garofalo, MD, and the mental health experts at Strategies for Success in Sun Lakes, Anthem, Casa Grande, and Queen Creek, Arizona, provide comprehensive care for people struggling with anxiety and depression. To get help for anxiety, call the office closest to you or book an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety causes feelings of fear, dread, nervousness, or worry. It’s normal to experience anxiety when facing situations that cause stress or have unknown outcomes. For example, you may feel anxious before a job interview or a big exam.

Your anxiety helps you deal with these stressful situations by boosting your energy and helping you focus. Once the stress is over, your anxiety resolves.

However, if you have anxiety all the time about everyday things, you may have an anxiety disorder. Strategies for Success is a psychiatric clinic that specializes in diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders. 

What are the types of anxiety disorders?

There are many types of anxiety disorders. The following types cause similar symptoms but may have different triggers:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

If you excessively worry about your health, money, or work to the point that it affects your ability to manage your daily responsibilities, then you may be struggling with GAD. 

Panic disorder

If you have frequent panic attacks, you may have a panic disorder. Panic attacks occur without warning and cause severe physical and emotional symptoms that may last several minutes.

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder causes intense feelings of fear and nervousness during social situations. 

Phobias

Phobias cause intense fear and worry about things that cause little or no danger, like fear of spiders or flying. 

What is depression?

Depression is a mental health condition that causes ongoing feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and despair. Though anxiety and depression are two distinct mental health conditions, many people with anxiety also suffer from depression. And, people with depression may suffer from anxiety. 

Depression affects people of all ages. 

What are the treatments for anxiety and depression?

Strategies for Success takes a collaborative approach to care, providing you with a care team to help you get relief from your symptoms and improve your quality of life. 

They customize your plan to match your needs, which may include:

  • Psychiatric medication and medication management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family counseling
  • Mindfulness training
  • Neurofeedback

The practice utilizes many innovative services to ensure you get the best care possible, including DNA pharmaceutical testing to find the right medication to ease your anxiety or depression symptoms.

Don’t let your anxiety run your life. Call Strategies for Success, or schedule an appointment online today.