Anxiety affects millions of individuals each year as anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the Untied States.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety impacts over 18.1 percent of the U.S adult population every year. Additionally, individuals with anxiety are six times more likely to visit a doctor and get hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder than those without anxiety.
Without the proper clinical and psychiatric intervention, patients could experience worsened mental and physical health over a long period of time. The good news for patients in Tysons Corner, VA is that Synergy Immediate Care provides psychiatric treatment for anxiety.
However, if you need to learn more about anxiety disorders in greater detail, as well as psychiatric treatment options, please keep reading to learn more:
What is anxiety? How is it diagnosed?
The most basic definition of anxiety is “a persistent and excessive worry about various personal, social, or behavioral factors.” However, anxiety comes in a variety of different forms and contains multiple sub-diagnoses.
- Panic Disorder – when patients experience seemingly out-of-character panic attacks or intense feelings of fear/terror. Panic disorders can take place during sleep and are recurring for patients with severe PD.
- Social Anxiety Disorder – an intense phobia or fear of being rejected or negatively evaluated in a social setting.
- Specific Phobias – patients may slowly develop phobias or intense fears for specific objects or experiences, which results in an anxiety disorder.
In addition, patients can develop a unique mix of anxieties or phobias that impacts their mental health at a more significant level. Because anxiety is so complex, a certified psychiatric professional has to meet with the patient to fully determine the extent of their anxiety.
How can a psychiatrist help with my anxiety concerns?
Scheduling an appointment with a psychiatrist is a great start to learning how to manage your daily life with an anxiety disorder.
Psychiatric professionals are specially qualified to diagnose your specific anxiety, teach coping mechanisms and related skills, and build a treatment plan that helps keep your anxious feelings under control.
A psychiatrist will also work with your doctor and other clinical staff to coordinate mental health treatment options and related physical health needs. If your anxiety disorder contributes to high blood pressure and other clinical factors, then a psychiatrist will take those factors into consideration for future treatment.
Where can I find psychiatry service near me?
Patients in Tysons Corner can always schedule a psychiatric appointment at Synergy Immediate Care with Dr. Durrani if they are struggling with anxiety. Dr. Durrani has experience providing psychiatric services in the private setting, and provides the same quality of care to all of his patients at synergy. For patients who need a counselor to speak with, Synergy also offers mental health therapy services with our licensed professional counselor, Derek Russell.
If you have any questions about anxiety treatment options please contact Synergy Immediate Care at 703-942-5331 or book an appointment today using the button on the bottom right!