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Anxiety and panic disorders

If you have intense or excessive anxiety about everyday situations, treatment from one of our specialists can help.

What are anxiety and panic disorders?

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterized by excessive, persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Symptoms can include restlessness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, insomnia, and fatigue.

Geode’s approach to treating anxiety and panic disorders

By working as a team, Geode’s clinicians can match people to the right level of expertise and treatment for their specific situation.

Understanding your condition

Your Geode clinician will conduct a one hour, face-to-face evaluation to get to know you and better understand the issues you are facing.

Matching you to the right treatment

Beyond talk therapy, this may include medication to improve symptoms and stabilize your mood, or self-care techniques to promote overall physical and mental well being.

Measuring your improvement

We will regularly measure your progress with objective reporting tools to see if you are improving, or if we need to make changes to your treatment plan.

Anxiety and panic disorders Geode
clinicians successfully treat

GAD is a mental health condition in which a person experiences excessive and uncontrollable worry about numerous daily concerns, such as work or school, relationships, finances, and health. The worry can persist for months or even years and can interfere with a person’s daily functioning.

At Geode Health, our clinicians treat GAD with a combination of therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, self-care practices, and support groups.
Restlessness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, insomnia, fatigue

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A panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that is characterized by sudden and recurring panic attacks. Panic attacks are intense episodes of fear and anxiety that can be accompanied by physical symptoms like heart palpitations, sweating, and trembling. People with panic disorder often experience a sense of impending doom or a fear of losing control during these attacks.

Treatment can help reduce the frequency and intensity of panic attacks. Options at Geode Health include therapy, medication, or a combination of both.

Rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath

Social anxiety disorder is a mental health condition characterized by excessive fear and anxiety in social situations. This condition can cause significant distress and impairment in social and professional settings.

Treatment plans for SAD often include therapy, medications, or a combination of both.

Possible Symptoms
Worry about embarrassing or humiliating yourself, intense fear of interacting or talking with strangers

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OCD is a mental health disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors or rituals that are aimed at reducing anxiety or preventing something bad from happening. OCD can be very distressing and disabling, and it often significantly reduces quality of life.

Geode Health’s providers can help people with OCD, typically with therapy or a combination of therapy and medications.

Possible Symptoms
Distressing, persistent, and unwanted thoughts or obsessions; repetitive behaviors that someone feels driven to perform

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Frequently asked questions about anxiety disorders

Anxiety is a normal, healthy human emotion. It helps us prepare for work or school and look twice before causing the street. However, anxiety can become problematic when it causes someone to feel paralyzed, unable to function, or avoid situations of regular life.

An anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive anxiety, fear, or worry that affects a person’s ability to live a full, enjoyable life. If your nerves, anxieties, or worries interrupt your daily life or ability to function, you may be suffering from an anxiety or panic disorder. Talk to your primary care doctor or reach out to a Geode provider. A professional can accurately assess your symptoms and evaluate if a diagnosis of an anxiety or panic disorder is appropriate.

Symptoms of anxiety can manifest in people’s minds or in their bodies, and in some cases both. Common anxiety disorder symptoms can include:

  • Excessive fear or high levels of stress most of the time
  • Excessive, uncontrollable worry
  • Avoidance of situations due to a fear of worry or panic
  • Shortness of breath
  • Racing or pounding heart
  • Headaches
  • Stomachaches
  • Sweating
  • Chest tightness
  • Muscle tension
  • Panic attacks

Your Geode provider will talk with you to understand your unique story and symptoms, and help you figure out what might be causing them. Through this process, your provider can develop a treatment plan that best suits your specific needs and alleviates you of the troubling symptoms. At Geode Health, our first meeting with you will be roughly 60 minutes. This gives your provider ample time to fully understand your situation and plan the best path to a better tomorrow.

Anxiety disorders are treatable through talk therapy and/or medication. At Geode Health, we offer several types of treatments for anxiety, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and anti-anxiety medication. Your Geode provider will work with you to find the best possible option for treating anxiety based on your specific needs.

Anxiety can be caused by a variety of factors including genetics, environment, and underlying medical issues. Anxiety can also be triggered by stressful events such as exams or job interviews. It’s important to note that everyone experiences anxiety differently and that there may be multiple factors contributing to an individual’s anxiety. Seeking professional help from a mental health provider can be beneficial in identifying the underlying causes of anxiety and developing an effective treatment plan.

If you are in crisis and in need of immediate support

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988 or text the Crisis Text Line by texting HELLO to 741741