Consult With an Anxiety Psychiatrist in Germantown, MD

Consult With an Anxiety Psychiatrist in Germantown, MD

Everyone knows what anxiety feels like. Perhaps you get those butterflies in your stomach before you ask someone out on a date. Or maybe you experience sweaty palms and gastrointestinal issues before that big presentation at work.

But anxiety can also be an all-consuming feeling of worry, nervousness, or apprehensiveness. Anxiety disorder is a condition that can make completing simple tasks such as working, socializing, or sleeping extremely difficult.

This kind of condition is more common than you may realize, and is experienced by both adults and children. Some forms of anxiety include:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder, which is characterized by an abundant feeling of worry lasting for at least six months.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or the persistent desire to organize one’s life through rituals that must be completed to avoid undesirable consequences.
  • Panic disorders, which include the sudden onslaught of intense feelings of fear combined with physical pain and/or panic attacks.
  • Phobias, such as mysophobia and nyctophobia, which are fearful responses to specific objects or situations.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, which can be triggered by witnessing or surviving a traumatic event.
  • Separation anxiety disorder, which is a fear that separating from a loved one will result in their injury or death. It may also be the fear that you’ll never see that loved one again.
  • Social anxiety disorder, or the fear of common social situations such as parties, visiting stores, or attending classes.

Our fears often seem insurmountable. But with the right help and patience, we can cope with even the highest level of stress and anxiety and go on to live productive lives.

An anxiety psychiatrist is trained to research and create effective treatments that tackle specific challenges for specific individuals. With their help, a difficult disorder can become a manageable one.

If you’ve ever experienced shortness of breath, panic, or other symptoms of anxiety, please contact the anxiety psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Germantown, MD. We’ve aided many people with anxiety on their road to success and we’d love to help you too.

What Are Common Anxiety Symptoms?

There’s no boilerplate guideline for anxiety. Mental health problems can impact different people in different ways. Nevertheless, there are some common symptoms across the different types of anxiety.

Anxiety symptoms can include:

  • Profuse sweating
  • Persistent worrying or fear
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Panic attacks
  • Numbness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Muscle cramps and tensing
  • Fidgeting

Symptoms present differently based on the type of anxiety you may be experiencing. Panic attacks may be more common in people with panic disorders while trouble sleeping may be more common for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Depending on your unique situation, you may have experienced some, all, or none of the above listed symptoms.

Anxiety may stem from genetics, the environment, exposure to substances, hormonal imbalances, or other contributing factors. It may be coupled with other mental illnesses such as depression and for people with anxiety, it can impact their ability to function normally in their daily life.

The anxiety psychiatrists and mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Germantown, MD have spent years studying this complex illness and customizing effective treatments. When you’re ready, they’re here to offer support and guidance for you too.

How Can a Psychiatrist Who Specializes in Anxiety Help Me?

Anxiety is serious but it does not have to define you. A licensed professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating anxiety can help you get your life back on track.

A psychiatrist is a trained medical professional. Because of their educational background, they can prescribe medications, perform psychoanalysis (talk therapy), and treat medical conditions. They may perform cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or encourage mindfulness and other relaxation techniques. They may also share anxiety management techniques (such as keeping a journal) and help you identify triggers so you can develop coping skills to combat them.

Your psychiatrist may decide to choose one treatment method or to combine treatment methods. Regardless, your mental health professional will create a safe environment where you can feel confident speaking up about your symptoms and concerns.

Anxiety counseling is a team effort. By working together with your licensed professional, you can reduce your anxiety and get back on track.

Get Started at Thriveworks Counseling in Germantown, MD

At Thriveworks, we have the tools and talent necessary to help you manage any symptoms you may be experiencing from a mental disorder. We specialize in creative, effective treatments that align with your goals.

In addition to offering weekend and evening sessions, our mental health professionals are available remotely by video and phone. New clients can often see a provider within 24 to 48 hours of first contact.

You’ll be given attentive care and access to a counselor-moderated discussion board. Exclusive video content and email and phone access to your provider between sessions are also available.

If you’ve experienced feelings of anxiety, please do not hesitate to give us a call at Thriveworks in Germantown, MD. Together, we can create a treatment plan that works with your schedule.

We’re here to support you. Give us a call today.

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