Anxiety Disorders

While everyone occasionally deals with anxieties, worries, or fears, anxiety disorders represent a class of mental health issues that significantly disrupt daily living. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental health problems in the U.S., affecting over 40 million people.

These disorders typically start in adolescence and may escalate as time goes on. It's common for anxiety to co-occur with depression, indicating that the two conditions often present simultaneously. Additionally, anxiety might coincide with other mental health challenges, including ADHD and PTSD.

At Elevate Psychiatry, our team of doctors and certified mental health professionals works with you to process anxiety and regain control of your life.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

Various types of anxiety disorders exist, each identified by its distinct symptoms and characteristics.


Anxiety is a widespread mental health concern that extends beyond moments of unease or fear and impacts millions worldwide. People grappling with anxiety suffer from ongoing intense feelings of worry and nervousness, significantly affecting their daily activities, such as professional responsibilities, school, and personal relationships. 

It's important to understand that anxiety doesn't stem from a lack of personal strength or a flaw in character; it's a legitimate health issue that demands expert intervention. 

Elevate Psychiatry offers a range of mental health solutions customized to your requirements, allowing you to regain control of your life and achieve mental wellness.

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, represents a multifaceted mental health challenge that has captivated and confounded experts for many years.

Beyond the basic portrayals of an obsessive need for tidiness or structure often shown in popular culture, OCD is a deep and complex disorder that can severely disrupt a person’s daily life.

Those caught in the grip of OCD suffer from persistent, unwelcome thoughts and repetitive behaviors that are beyond their control, adversely affecting their well-being. In the effort to debunk myths about OCD, it's crucial to fully understand its manifestations, origins, and possible interventions.

At Elevate Psychiatry, we utilize cutting-edge techniques and scientifically supported therapies to help you reclaim your life.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, widely referred to as PTSD, is a serious mental health challenge affecting millions around the world. This anxiety disorder often develops following exposure to a traumatic event, leading to constant and intense feelings of distress and fear far beyond normal reactions of unease or fright.

Those grappling with PTSD find that these feelings of fear and distress linger and may even worsen with time, affecting their ability to carry out everyday tasks, including work, school, and maintaining relationships.

It is important to recognize that PTSD is not a sign of personal weakness or a character flaw. Rather, it is a recognized medical issue that requires appropriate professional care.

At Elevate Psychiatry, we offer comprehensive mental health solutions designed to meet your specific needs, helping you to take back control of your life and nurture your mental health.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

People diagnosed with GAD experience persistent and excessive worry across different aspects of life, including health, employment, education, and interpersonal relationships. 

This worry is disproportionate to the actual impact of the events and is difficult to control. GAD goes beyond common anxiety; it is chronic and often interferes with daily functioning.

Symptoms of GAD can include:

  • Persistent worrying or anxiety about a number of areas that are out of proportion to the impact of the events
  • Overthinking plans and solutions to all possible worst-case outcomes
  • Perceiving situations and events as threatening, even when they are not
  • Difficulty handling uncertainty
  • Indecisiveness and fear of making the wrong decision
  • Inability to set aside or let go of a worry
  • Inability to relax, feeling restless, and being easily startled
  • Difficulty concentrating

The exact cause of GAD is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, psychological, and developmental factors. 

Treatment for GAD typically involves talk therapy, medication, or a combination of both, with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) being one of the most effective forms of psychotherapy for this condition. Medications might include antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, or a combination tailored to your needs.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by recurrent, unforeseen panic attacks that are generally more intense than symptoms associated with other anxiety disorders, often resembling those of a heart attack. 

Symptoms of a panic attack can include:

  • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  • Feelings of choking
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint
  • Chills or heat sensations
  • Paresthesia (numbness or tingling sensations)
  • Derealization (feelings of detachment from surroundings) 
  • Depersonalization (being detached from yourself)
  • Fear of losing control
  • Fear of dying

Those suffering from panic disorder worry over when they will experience another episode and may purposely steer clear of places or scenarios they fear might cause an attack.

The exact cause of panic disorder is not known, but factors such as genetics, stress, temperament, and changes in brain function may play a role. 

Treatment often involves a combination of:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps patients understand their fears and reactions
  • Medications, such as antidepressants and benzodiazepines, to manage symptoms
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Stress management techniques
  • Relaxation methods

Seek Treatment for Anxiety Disorders with Elevate Psychiatry

With professional assistance, you can discover strategies to manage your anxiety disorder effectively. This will help you reclaim your inner resilience and lead a life of wellness and joy.

At Elevate Psychiatry, we are committed to supporting you throughout your journey, providing clear guidance to help you improve your well-being.

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