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Anxiety services offered in Atlanta, GA and Washington DC Metro Areas

If you feel anxious or fearful most of the time and desire symptom relief, turn to Ascension Psychiatric Services in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. Anthony J. Hall, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, offers medication management and psychotherapy to ease your fears and help you thrive. Call the office to get started with a telemedicine visit, or use the online booking feature today.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a common mental health challenge associated with feeling anxious or fearful in everyday situations. Nearly everyone feels anxious from time to time, but if constant fear makes your life difficult or causes depression, reach out to Ascension Psychiatric Services.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

If you have anxiety, you may have some of the following symptoms:

  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Ongoing or extreme worry
  • Anxiousness
  • Fear
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social isolation 

You might have panic attacks and difficulty breathing when in certain situations or tend to avoid people, places, or things because of anxiety.

What are the risk factors for anxiety?

The cause of anxiety isn’t entirely clear, but the risk factors include a family history of anxiety and having other mental health challenges. Your risk may also increase if you've undergone a traumatic experience, such as abuse, neglect, or a serious injury. 

What are the benefits of anxiety treatment?

The main benefits of getting treated for anxiety include feeling relaxed and comfortable in everyday situations. It can also ease depression and reduce the risk of panic attacks. Many patients who undergo anxiety treatment are happier, healthier, and experience a better quality of life. 

How is anxiety diagnosed?

To find out if you have anxiety or another mental health challenge, Anthony reviews your medical history and symptoms. He completes a virtual mental health evaluation by asking questions about your mood, thoughts, and behavior patterns. Ascension Psychiatric Services provides genetic testing to determine which medicines are likely best for your genetic makeup.

How is anxiety treated?

Ascension Psychiatric Services treats anxiety using psychotherapy (talk therapy) and medication management. Anthony tailors your treatment without the use of habit-forming controlled substances unless absolutely necessary.

He teaches you ways to change your lifestyle habits, thoughts, and behavior patterns to reduce anxiety symptoms and improve your quality of life. You can meet with him virtually via an easy-to-use video system and follow up regularly to ensure you keep anxiety symptoms at bay.

To get screened or treated for anxiety, call the Ascension Psychiatric Services office or use the online booking feature today.