Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect a third of adults at some point and can set in at any age. In Atlanta, Georgia, Crystal Burwell, PhD, LPC, CPCS, BC-TMH, and her team provide LGBTQ+-friendly assessments for anxiety and can help you manage your symptoms with individualized care. To schedule an evaluation and learn more about anxiety disorders, call Dr. Burwell Speaks, LLC, or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.


Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a natural stress response characterized by fear or apprehension that is disproportionate to its cause. Everyone gets these feelings of nervousness occasionally, but if you experience them frequently or all the time, it may be time to get an evaluation for an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are mental health conditions that cause extreme or ongoing feelings of anxiety. If your anxiety has been persistent for at least six months and interferes with your day-to-day life, you meet two of the major criteria for anxiety disorders.

The team at Dr. Burwell Speaks, LLC, strives to provide LGBTQ+-friendly mental health assessments to help identify anxiety disorders. Then, they create a personalized, goals-based treatment plan for you to improve your well-being while living with an anxiety disorder.

What are some common symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety brings many symptoms to those who have it, but not everyone has the same experience. Specific anxiety disorders come with different sets of symptoms, and even two individuals with the same diagnosis can have dissimilar symptoms.

Interestingly, anxiety causes both psychological and physiological symptoms. As a result of your anxiety, you might experience:

  • Nervousness
  • Fear
  • Restlessness
  • A racing mind
  • Sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Faintness

Symptoms of anxiety become especially intense during anxiety attacks, which many individuals with anxiety get. Like the everyday symptoms of anxiety, anxiety attacks themselves vary widely from person to person.

How is anxiety treated?

Having an anxiety disorder can cause issues with sleep, focus, productivity, and relationships. Fortunately, most people with anxiety diagnoses respond well to individualized care, specifically care that includes:

Counseling or psychotherapy

Any kind of talk therapy tends to benefit anxiety, especially while taking medication according to its prescription. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a therapeutic method that teaches you specific skills to help you improve your symptoms and overcome setbacks from your anxiety.

Medication

There are medications available to manage your anxiety symptoms. Some are taken daily, while others are taken as needed for short-term relief of symptoms. Certain antidepressants can also treat anxiety.

If you have anxiety symptoms and need to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Burwell Speaks, LLC, or book online today.

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