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Anxiety

Are you frequently worried, nervous or afraid? Do you have intense episodes of panic that appear without warning?  Do you avoid important activities because of your anxiety?

Do certain situations, like public speaking, crowded/enclosed spaces, heights/bridges or being around animals, needles, blood or illness make you afraid?

Are you disturbed by repetitive, unpleasant, intrusive thoughts or images that just won't leave you alone?  Do you sometimes feel compelled to address your concerns by performing a ritual, like counting, checking, washing or cleaning?

Do you have recurring dreams or memories of an upsetting event?  Do you avoid certain situations because they remind you of that event?  Do you startle easily?  Do you feel numb and depressed?

Fear is a normal, protective response to danger.  Sometimes our protective fear instincts can be triggered even when there is no real danger.  This is called "anxiety".

We all get anxious sometimes, but when that anxiety is persistent and interferes with your social life, daily functioning, work or education ... it's time to get help!

Here are some of the Anxiety Disorders that I treat:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias (including Social Phobia)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

You can find more information about these diagnoses here:

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