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.

Types of Anxiety

Different forms of anxiety are recognized, each distinguished by its unique set of symptoms and manifestations.

Social Anxiety

Formerly known as social phobia, social anxiety disorder is marked by significant anxiety and heightened self-awareness in common social settings. Those affected may have an overwhelming concern about being judged, making embarrassing mistakes, or being ridiculed by others.

Specific Phobias

Specific phobias are characterized by an intense fear of certain objects or scenarios, a fear that typically exceeds the actual risk involved. Like with other forms of anxiety disorders, people with specific phobias often go to great lengths to avoid scenarios or items that provoke their fear.

Phobias such as acrophobia, the fear of heights, and astraphobia, the fear of thunder and lightning, are some of the most common.

Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is predominantly seen in children and adolescents, yet adults are not immune. This condition is typically seen following significant life stressors. Those affected by this condition frequently have a fear of parting ways with their parents or other significant figures in their lives.

Health Anxiety

Health anxiety is a condition where you experience excessive worry about having or developing serious medical conditions based solely on normal bodily sensations or minor symptoms. 

This constant concern can lead to significant distress, affecting daily functioning and leading you to seek frequent medical reassurance or conduct constant health-related research.


Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by an intense fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or where help wouldn't be available if things go wrong. This often leads to avoidance of places like public transportation, open or enclosed spaces, and crowded areas. 

This condition can severely restrict your ability to interact with your environment, sometimes confining you to your own home and significantly impacting your quality of life.

At Elevate Psychiatry, our focus is on thoroughly diagnosing the specific type of anxiety you are experiencing. This allows us to develop the most effective treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety symptoms can differ widely, yet several key symptoms are common indicators to watch for. This includes:

  • Excessive worry about everyday things
  • Difficulty controlling feelings of nervousness or fear
  • Trouble relaxing
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Feeling easily or frequently tired
  • Physical symptoms, such as headaches, muscle aches, or stomach problems
  • Feeling “on edge”
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Lightheadedness
  • Excess stress surrounding school, health, work, finances, relationships, or household chores

This list doesn't cover all possible causes of anxiety. Symptoms can vary depending on your specific anxiety type.

Anxiety Risk Factors

The onset of anxiety can be influenced by both your genetic makeup and environmental elements. The main contributors to an increased risk include:

  • Personality traits: Naturally introverted personalities or those predisposed to behavioral inhibition
  • Past events: Traumatic or high-stress experiences, whether occurring in early childhood or adulthood
  • Genetic predispositions: A familial history of anxiety or mental health conditions
  • Medical conditions: Physical issues, such as thyroid imbalances or heart irregularities

Awareness and understanding of these risk factors are essential for the early identification and treatment of anxiety. It can also play a role in prevention strategies, noting a pivotal step in the journey towards effective anxiety management and wellness.

Treatment Options for Anxiety

At Elevate Psychiatry, we specialize in offering personalized anxiety treatment plans tailored to fit your unique situation. Below is a brief overview of the therapies we provide.

  • Talk therapy: A cornerstone of our approach, talk therapy involves engaging in conversations with a mental health expert aimed at understanding and tackling your anxiety.
  • Medication management: Our approach includes utilizing specific medications to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. Our dedicated team works closely with you to identify the most suitable medication and manage your treatment plan efficiently.
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): This non-invasive technique uses magnetic fields to stimulate brain cells, proving to be a great option for addressing various mental health conditions, including anxiety.
  • Spravato: This has shown promise in treating certain anxiety disorders when other treatments have failed. It targets NMDA receptors in the brain, potentially offering rapid relief of symptoms by altering how brain cells communicate.

Our commitment to providing personalized care for anxiety includes treatment options designed to meet your needs, ensuring an effective approach to your mental health journey.

Seek Treatment for Anxiety with Elevate Psychiatry

With the right kind of help from professionals, you can learn how to deal with anxiety. You can find your inner strength again and live a life that’s filled with health and happiness.

At Elevate Psychiatry, we’ll guide you at every step, ensuring you know exactly what to do to feel better. 

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