At nu Life Medical Group we perform a complete thorough interview to find the possible cause of anxiety.
Everyone has worries, and it is not unusual to occasionally be concerned over different aspects of life. If worry becomes excessive, and does not go away, it persists to the point where it pervades daily living and interferes with day-to-day activities, then GAD may well be the problem.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a condition that can interfere with daily functioning, depending on the severity of the anxiety that is being experienced. When a person has GAD, he or she worries and feels fearful over situations that should not warrant the anxious response. Worries may be irrational but cannot be controlled, and anxiety frequently becomes excessive. A person with generalized anxiety will have trouble concentrating and will not be able to stay focused on one subject. He or she will have an inability to relax and to spend quality time alone or with others. There may be a tendency to avoid anything that is the least bit upsetting or worrisome. Behavioral symptoms can also cause procrastination, where a person will keep putting off things that need to be done because it is too overwhelming to make an attempt to accomplish them.
At nu Life Medical Group we perform a complete thorough interview to find the possible cause of anxiety. Not only we prescribe pharmacological remedies we also focus on non-pharmacological aspects of Anxiety treatment. For more information please call or make an appointment.
Panic Disorder is one of several anxiety disorders in which the patient experiences repeating bouts of severe anxiety or fear. During panic attacks, people experience intense fear and anxiety which may include the fear of losing one's mind or the fear of having a heart attack.
In the case of substance abuse, panic disorder can be triggered by stimulant drugs. Cocaine, nicotine, excessive caffeine, methamphetamines and other stimulants can all begin the cycle of a panic attack. Likewise, alcohol abuse can exacerbate panic disorder.
Ironically, panic disorders can also trigger substance abuse. For instance, someone who suffers from frequent panic attacks may begin to abuse alcohol in an attempt to lessen the frequency or severity of their symptoms. Unfortunately, in the long run this attempt to self-medicate is counter-productive.
There are both pharmacological and non-pharmacological remedies for Panic Disorder Patients. Therefore, rather than treating panic disorders with medication alone, at nu Life Medical Group we will utilize a treatment strategy that uses combination of medication and specific non-medication therapies in order to make an effective change in our patients quality of life.