About Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal emotional reaction to a stressful situation. However, when anxiety affects your daily life, making it hard for you to go to work or school, then you should schedule a consultation with the team of board-certified psychiatrists at Serenity Mental Health Centers. They specialize in diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders, offering innovative treatments, so you get the best chances for success. They have locations in the Biltmore, Desert Ridge, and Chandler area of Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona; Lehi and Holladay, Utah; and Lakewood and Cherry Creek area of Denver, Colorado. Call the office or request your consultation online today.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal emotional response to a stressful situation. It causes temporary feelings of fear and worry; your anxiety goes away once the crisis is over.

However, if you have persistent anxiety that worsens over time and affects your ability to manage your daily responsibilities, you may have an anxiety disorder. 

Common symptoms of an anxiety disorder include:

  • Difficulty controlling fears or worries

  • Insomnia

  • Trouble concentrating

  • Overthinking

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Gastrointestinal problems

If you or someone you love has ongoing symptoms of anxiety, the team at Serenity Mental Health Centers can help. 

What are the types of anxiety disorders?

There are many types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

  • Panic disorder

  • Social anxiety disorder

  • Phobias

  • Separation anxiety disorder

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Anxiety disorders may develop from several factors, including environment, genetics, medications, and hormones. People struggling with anxiety may be at greater risk of developing other mental health conditions like depression or eating disorders.

How is anxiety diagnosed?

When you visit Serenity Mental Health Centers with concerns about anxiety, your psychiatrist conducts a comprehensive psychological exam to determine the correct diagnosis. 

During your exam, your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, as well as your medical and mental health history and the types of medications and supplements you take. They may also perform a psychological test to assess your cognitive and emotional well-being.

How is anxiety treated?

The Serenity Mental Health Centers team works with you one-on-one to develop an effective treatment plan to manage your anxiety. They know psychotherapy and medication management works for many people struggling with an anxiety disorder but not all.

Recognizing the need to provide alternative treatment options for mental health conditions, Serenity Mental Health Centers offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy and ketamine infusion therapy as treatment options for people struggling to manage their anxiety disorder.

The team has had great success relieving anxiety symptoms with TMS therapy — an FDA-approved treatment for OCD. TMS therapy uses magnetic pulses on specific areas of your brain to stimulate nerve activity to alleviate symptoms. 

Ketamine infusion therapy provides immediate relief from anxiety symptoms and works best with other treatments like TMS, medication, or psychotherapy.

For a comprehensive and personalized approach to anxiety from an experienced team, call Serenity Mental Health Centers or request an appointment online today.

Let’s take the next step together. Schedule an appointment today and let’s work together to help you take back your life.

Serenity Mental Health Centers
Located in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado