What is Anxiety?
Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event such as a big exam, business presentation or first date. Anxiety disorders, however are illnesses that fill people’s lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear. They are chronic, are unremitting, and can grow progressively worse. Tormented by panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, or countless frightening physical symptoms, some people with anxiety disorders even become housebound. Fortunately, research has led to the development of very effective treatments that can help.
How common are anxiety disorders?
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in America today: an estimated 13 percent of adults ages 18-54 in a given year, or more than
What are the different kinds of anxiety disorders?
Do anxiety disorders co-exist with other illnesses?
It is common for an anxiety disorder to co-occur with depression, eating disorders, substance abuse or another anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can also
What are effective treatments for anxiety disorders?
Effective treatments have been developed through research conducted by universities, the NIMH, and other research institutions. These treatments
More medications are available than ever before to effectively treat anxiety disorders. These include groups of drugs called antidepressants and
Two clinically-proven, effective forms of psychotherapy used to treat anxiety disorders are behavioral therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Manassas Group members having special expertise in Anxiety and Panic Disorders:
- Susan Boyes, L.P.C.
- Dan DeVilbiss, Ed.D.
- Gudrun Freeman, Ph.D.
- Richard J. Milan, Jr., Ph.D.
- Louis A. Perrott, Ph.D.
- Margie Twigg, M.S.
- G. Todd Vance, Ph.D.
- Jacob Goldshteyn, L.P.C.
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