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Anxiety

Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist & Board Certified Psychiatrist located in Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA

Anxiety

Considering the stress people face daily, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that 10% of children and nearly one-third of teens and adults struggle with anxiety. Zev Zingher, MD, has helped many people across all age groups overcome anxiety with holistic treatments targeting each person’s mental health challenges. You can schedule in-person visits at the offices of Zingher Psychiatric in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia, or request a virtual telehealth appointment if you live anywhere in either state. Don’t wait to call or book online if you struggle with anxiety.

Anxiety Q & A

What is an anxiety disorder?

Everyone has anxiety that isn’t related to a mental health disorder. Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress, an upcoming event you dread, or a dangerous situation. This type of anxiety energizes your body and mind to meet the circumstance, then disappears.

Anxiety disorders occur when your anxiety becomes so persistent and severe it disrupts your ability to manage daily life. This type of anxiety often occurs even when you don’t face a known challenge.

People with an anxiety disorder often change their daily habits to avoid the places, events, or people triggering their fear and dread, even if that means skipping work or social events they would usually enjoy.

Can I develop different anxiety disorders? 

There are different anxiety disorders, including:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

GAD causes nearly constant, daily worry over everyday situations and issues like money, work, and your family’s health. 

Social anxiety disorder

People with social anxiety disorder may dread any social situation, whether meeting new people, eating in a restaurant, or needing to give a speech.   

Separation anxiety disorder

Though best known for affecting children, teens and adults can also have separation anxiety disorder. This condition causes extreme anxiety when you’re apart from loved ones, often due to the fear that harm will come to you or them while apart. 

Panic disorder

Panic disorder means you have unexpected and repeated panic attacks. 

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia causes an intense fear of leaving home, or anywhere you feel safe. You may also avoid situations where you can’t easily leave, may feel embarrassed, or may cause a panic attack.

What symptoms does anxiety cause? 

Along with the symptoms unique to each anxiety disorder, you may experience:

  • Constant worry
  • Nervousness or restlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Problems sleeping
  • Nausea and stomach aches
  • Muscle tightness
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Sense of impending doom or danger
  • Panic attack (chest pain, dizziness, sweating, shortness of breath, or rapid breathing)

Children often have physical symptoms like stomach aches and may refuse to go to school. 

How is anxiety treated?

Dr. Zingher offers several treatments proven to effectively help people overcome anxiety, whether they struggle with extreme daily stress or have an anxiety disorder. 

Your personalized care may include:

  • Medication management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stress management
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Call Zingher Psychiatric today or use online booking to request an in-person or telehealth appointment and begin treatment to ease your anxiety.