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40 million Americans have anxiety, so know that you’re not alone.

Anxiety can manifest in many forms, requiring a personalized treatment approach. Understanding the type of anxiety you are experiencing can help you get the care that is right for you.  By nature, seeking treatment for adult anxiety can be anxiety-inducing in itself, leading many individuals to forgo meeting with a Raleigh psychiatrist.   Our practice is centered around evidence-based care and creates a supportive and comfortable environment for your care.

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous

Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. Anxiety disorders form a category of mental health diagnoses that lead to excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry.

What is Anxiety?

Often anxiety presents as excessively worrying about things out of your control. Many patients do not even realize they have anxiety as it has been an issue most of their lives they assumed was “normal” for everyone.  In some cases you may not know what you are worried about but experience an ongoing sense of uneasiness. Anxiety can also present in different forms such as sudden onset of panic attacks, PTSD, OCD or social anxiety.

Everyone experiences symptoms of anxiety and stress from time to time. It is important to differentiate what is a normal anxious response to a stressful situation from what is treatable anxiety symptoms. 

Many people with anxiety often simply worry about the worst case scenarios, overthink everyday decisions or experience an ongoing sense of uneasiness.  This often puts you feeling  constantly on edge and difficulty with coping with daily life stressors and overwhelmed or unusually irritable. 


Symptoms of anxiety


Causes of Anxiety Disorder

At RHP, we have seen a wide range of conditions that lead to the anxiety symptoms.   We work hard to treat your specific anxiety symptoms with thoughtfully chosen medications for your specific symptoms and specific  coping skills to better control your anxiety.

Some of the factors that can contribute to anxiety include:

While these are the most common underlying causes for anxiety disorders that we have helped to treat at RHP, they are certainly not the only reasons for heightened anxiety and vary from one person to the next depending on your situation.   If you believe that you may be experiencing anxiety symptoms, book an appointment with our board certified psychiatrist and clinical providers  to discuss your treatment options.


Difference Between Anxiety And Other Issues

Anxiety is increasingly common.  It can have symptoms that commonly overlap with ADHD, depression, and insomnia and has been diagnosed in more than 40 million individuals in the United States. There are varying degrees and forms of adult anxiety, requiring professional diagnosis and treatment. Aura MD has a team of experienced and certified practitioners who can help you to determine the severity of your symptoms and what medications or other treatment options, such as cognitive behavioral therapy which are best suited for your specific needs.



Anxiety FAQ

Patient with anxiety can experience a variety of symptoms. The common ones are feeling of heart beat fast or Irregular heartbeats (palpitations), tremors, muscle tension and pains, sweating, churning of stomach, sickness, difficulty in breathing, dizziness and headache, faintness, Indigestion, diarrhea, apprehension about fear of unknown, feeling worried all the time, feeling tired, unable to concentrate, feeling irritable sleeping badly.
Anxiety is a normal human feeling. We all experience it when faced with situations we find threatening or difficult. Normally, both fear and anxiety can he helpful, helping us to avoid dangerous situations, making us alert and giving us the motivation to deal with problems.
It is abnormal when anxiety symptoms become too strong or go far too long, can stop us from doing the things we want to and can make our lives miserable.
Yes. Some of the illnesses in this group are phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.
It is an illness in which anxiety symptoms are there in which anxiety symptoms are there most of the time.
If anxiety has started due to difficulties in life talking with someone who understands helps. Anxiety management training is group of techniques, which includes relaxation and breathing exercises. They can be learned by one to one or group sessions. Books, CDs and videotapes can help learning those techniques. Psychotherapies for example Cognitive Behaviors Therapy is another treatment. Medications are also effective. Often combinations of these treatments are used.
Most of antidepressants are also effective in anxiety disorder.