Anxiety disorders are the most common of emotional disorders, and present with vast range of different forms and symptoms, which include overwhelming feelings of panic and fear, intrusive memories and thoughts or physical symptoms such as muscle tension, increased heart rate, and feelings of nausea and abdominal pain.
Anxiety disorders commonly occur along with other mental or physical illnesses. For some people, anxiety can become excessive. It can become difficult to manage, and it may negatively impact day-to-day living. There are a wide variety of anxiety disorders, and our team works collaboratively to help identify goals and manage symptoms as part of an integrative, comprehensive treatment plan.
At Northwest Psychiatry, we treat a broad range of anxiety disorders, which include:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD involves impaired functioning due to intrusive, unwanted impulses, images, sensations, or thoughts with an attempt to neutralize the feelings by doing compulsive acts or ritualized behaviors
Panic Disorder characterized by repeated panic attacks that occur suddenly, with attacks of intense fear that something bad will happen.
Social phobia is marked by excessive and unreasonable fear of embarrassment, humiliation or evaluation by others .
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is characterized by developing extreme emotional trauma after an ordeal that involves threat of harm or death.
Phobias are an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of an object or situation that provokes severe anxiety and avoidance.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
GAD is an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic and irrational anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension.
For children and adolescents, school-related anxiety requires a specialized treatment approach. We provide a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses issues such as separation anxiety, school phobia, mood regulation, and goal planning.