People often do not realize that anxiety is not only a normal reaction to stress, but it can actually be quite helpful in some situations. For example, if people were not anxious about making a living, they wouldn’t have the motivation to go to work or look for a job. For some people, however, anxiety can become burdensome and excessive and it can escalate to the point that the person may have difficulty controlling it, which may negatively affect their day-to-day living. There are many types of anxiety disorders that include, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder to name a few. Collectively, Americans experience anxiety disorders more than any other mental health disorder.
The good news is that anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Research shows that the combination of psychotherapy and medication is the most effective treatment for anxiety. Our clinicians at PsychCare in Baltimore, Columbia and Silver Spring, MD are highly trained and experienced with anxiety treatment. For more information or to make an appointment please call 410-343-9756 or complete our online inquiry form by clicking here.