Anxiety disorders can trigger distressing panic attacks, causing chest pain, breathing problems, and nausea. When anxiety becomes a constant problem, Barbara D. Davis, FNP, and her team at Aseda Suboxone and Wellness in Danvers, Massachusetts, can help. They provide medications to ease your symptoms and talk therapy to help you overcome your worries and fears. Call Aseda Suboxone and Wellness for more information on anxiety treatment, or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.
Anxiety is a combination of worry, fear, and stress that most people experience at times. Feeling anxious is a normal response to an important event like an exam or first date, but if you’re in good mental health, the feelings go away as soon as the stressful event passes.
If you develop generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), anxiety is ever-present, so you’re always tense and on edge. You worry about everything from having an accident on the way to work to what to make for dinner.
You can also develop more specific anxieties called phobias. Phobias cause intense symptoms when dealing with (or even thinking about) something you fear or dislike, such as spiders, flying, or enclosed spaces. You might have social anxiety disorder if you get stressed about social situations.
Anxiety disorder symptoms might include:
Physical anxiety symptoms can suddenly worsen, resulting in a panic attack. You might have chest pain that mimics a heart attack or difficulty breathing. These experiences are so distressing many people avoid going out or doing anything that might trigger a panic attack.
The Aseda Suboxone and Wellness team has wide-ranging experience helping people overcome anxiety. The main treatments they use include:
Discussing anxiety and what makes you anxious with a highly skilled therapist can relieve the distress and help you understand your feelings. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is often very effective for treating anxiety disorders because it shows you how to assess your worries and fears and recognize when they’re harmfully unrealistic.
You might benefit from couples and/or family therapy and individual psychotherapy.
Anti-anxiety medications help to reduce your symptoms by adjusting the neurotransmitter levels in your brain. These chemicals enable your brain cells to communicate, positively impacting your mood.
If you also have a substance use disorder, Aseda Suboxone and Wellness specializes in medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT combines medication (buprenorphine) with talk therapy to help people overcome opioid addiction.
Call Aseda Suboxone and Wellness today or book a consultation online for expert help reducing anxiety.