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Overcoming Anxiety: We Can Help

Sep 09, 2022
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Almost everyone feels nervous when confronted with a new situation, such as a job interview. But if you have clinical anxiety, you feel so nervous and fearful that you don’t fully participate in your own life. It doesn’t have to be that way.

If you live in a state of chronic anxiety and nervousness, you may avoid many everyday situations, such as going to work or school, attending parties, and talking to strangers. 

It’s normal to feel anxious, nervous, or fearful from time to time, but if you have anxiety disorder, these emotions overwhelm your life, causing both mental and physical distress.

Anxiety disorder afflicts almost 20% of adults aged 18 and over in the United States in any given year. More than 30% of adults experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.

The COVID-19 pandemic only worsened anxiety in people of all ages around the world. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that depression and anxiety increased by 25% in the first year of the pandemic. 

Anxiety isn’t a single diagnosis. You could have one or more types of anxiety, such as:

  • Generalized anxiety 
  • Panic disorders
  • Social anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias

No matter what type or types of anxiety you’re dealing with, the expert team at Precise Research Centers can help. At our offices in Flowood, Mississippi, Joseph Kwentus, MD, and Karen Richardson, PhD, offer scientifically verified therapies, including talk therapies and medications. 

Following are some of the ways we can alleviate your anxiety so you can enjoy your life to the  fullest.

Talk therapy

Talk therapy is more than just expressing your anxiety and fears in a clinical setting. Through proven techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), you learn to identify unhelpful thought patterns and deal with fears that contribute to your anxiety.

You also learn new ways of formulating thoughts about stimuli that previously would trigger anxiety. Talk therapies help you see yourself objectively, so you can change your behaviors and thought patterns to more helpful ones that allow you a greater degree of comfort and safety.

Medications

Talk therapy is the cornerstone of healing from anxiety disorders. However, you can also benefit from medications that relax your body and mind. We may prescribe medications such as:

  • Benzodiazepines: Relax muscles, induce calm
  • Buspirone: Regulates mood
  • Antidepressants: Affect neurotransmitters
  • Beta-blockers: Reduce stress symptoms

You can also make lifestyle adjustments, such as getting more exercise and sleep, to help your body stay calm and centered. Even switching to a whole-foods diet and eliminating sugar and caffeine, as well as substances such as alcohol and nicotine, may help.

Clinical research trials

You can be on the cutting-edge of medicine and anxiety treatment by enrolling in one of the clinical trials we conduct with new medications. Only adults can participate in clinical trials, and there’s no cost to be part of one. Both the treatments themselves and cost of the medications are fully covered.

We support you every step of the way, to be sure the medication helps you. You get the benefit of our expertise while you participate in the trial period. 

You don’t have to suffer with anxiety disorders anymore. Get the help you need and deserve by contacting our office today. Call us at 601-685-3457 or book an appointment online. 

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