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Anxiety

Aveo Wellness

Psychiatrist & TeleMental Health Provider located in San Diego, CA

If you experience excessive feelings of worry or fear about everyday situations, you may have anxiety. At Aveo Wellness in San Diego, California, psychiatrist Jon Deam, MD, provides anxiety treatment in-office or in the comfort of your home via telemedicine. To find out how you can manage anxiety and cope with change, call the office or book online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Nearly everyone experiences occasional anxiety. Feelings of fear and worry are part of your body’s innate stress response. But when these feelings are extreme, persist for longer than six months, and cause problems in your daily life, you may have an anxiety disorder.

There are many types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Specific phobias

Panic disorder is a type that causes repeated episodes of intense anxiety that appear suddenly and peak within minutes, also known as panic attacks. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a different type of disorder that may cause intense anxiety.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety symptoms vary and can range from a nervous feeling at the pit of your stomach to a sense that you’re out of control and disconnected from your body. Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Feeling nervous, tense, or restless
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping

You may also feel the need to avoid the specific things that trigger your anxiety. For example, social anxiety may cause you to stay away from situations that involve other people.

What are the available anxiety treatments?

Talk therapy, medication, or a combination of both are the most common treatments for anxiety. Dr. Deam takes a personal and relationship-focused approach. He uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the most effective type of talk therapy for treating anxiety.

Dr. Deam works with you to determine the root cause of your anxiety. Then, he guides you toward building the confidence and skills you need to manage anxiety symptoms and regain control of your life. He also offers medication management when needed.

How can I get treatment for anxiety?

If you think you have anxiety, know that it’s never been easier to get treatment. Dr. Deam offers in-office appointments and uses telemedicine to treat patients remotely so that you can get individualized care from the comfort of your home, or almost anywhere you choose.

To learn how you can overcome the fear, worry, and difficult symptoms of anxiety, call Aveo Wellness, or book online today.