Anxiety is something that everybody experiences at some point in their lifetimes; however, for many anxiety is a problem that never goes away. For some, it’s such a big problem that they suffer from what are known as anxiety attacks. People that suffer from serious anxiety aren’t just having issues dealing with stress or nervousness, they often actually have a serious condition. In fact, there are a number of different types of anxiety.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
Not all anxiety is the same. The following are some of the different types of anxiety disorders:
- Generalized anxiety disorder – This is the most common form of anxiety and it affects tens of millions of people worldwide. It often causes nervousness without a specific cause and doesn’t go away.
- Social phobia – Social phobia is the irrational fear of being in social situations. Severe social phobia can seriously disrupt your life and can cause a fear of public speaking, difficulty coping in social situations and an obsession over being watched.
- Panic disorder – Panic disorders result in severe feelings of doom that result in both mental and physical symptoms that can be triggered by stress or anxiety – or even nothing at all.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder – Also known as PTSD, it occurs when a person has experienced a traumatic event and suffers from anxiety as a direct result of it.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder – Also known as OCD, it results in a person’s anxiety causing obsessions and compulsions.
About Dr. Robert S. Enelow
As a member of the faculty of Georgetown University, he continues to mentor medical students. He has a special interest in vaccines, conducting research in numerous vaccination protocols, including influenza, avian flu, plague and anthrax. He has also conducted clinical research in hypertension, high cholesterol and the prevention of heart disease.
- Georgetown University Medical School Teacher of the Year, D.C. General Hospital – 1992
- Washingtonian Magazine, Top Doctor, Internal Medicine – 2012, 2014, 2015
Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety often causes numerous mental issues, such as irrational fear, compulsive worrying, difficulty managing social situations and more. They can cause psychological and physical symptoms as well. The following are some of the common symptoms of anxiety:
- Feelings of nausea
- Chest pains
- Rapid heartbeat
- Weakness in the limbs
- Muscle tension
- Excessive sweating
- Excessive trembling
The following are a number of methods that can help to prevent anxiety:
- Exercise – Physical exercise helps to produce endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain that help the body feel better.
- Meditation – Meditation helps to quiet an overactive mind, thereby allowing you to get away from the thoughts that may be causing anxiety.
- Relaxation exercises – Relaxation exercises, such as deep breathing, can help you to calm down and prevent panic attacks caused by anxiety.
- Visualization – Visualization involves picturing yourself in a calm and safe environment, which can help relax both your mind and body.
- Adequate rest – A lack of sleep has been linked to increased anxiety. Getting proper rest can help make it easier to put emotional events into context and for you to respond appropriately to them.
- Healthy diet – Remove or moderate certain foods that can cause anxiety, such as fried foods, dairy products, refined sugars, alcohol and caffeine.
What to Expect from Dr. Enelow
- Contacting Dr. Enelow – Call Dr. Enelow at 202-728-9630 or email Dr. Enelow to schedule an appointment.
- Appointment – As one of the top Washington, DC internists, Dr. Enelow will meet with you to discuss and diagnose your medical needs. You’ll never feel rushed or unimportant, and Dr. Enelow takes great pride in providing every single patient the highest-quality of care possible.
- Payment – Dr. Enelow does not charge an annual retainer fee and does not accept insurance. The first comprehensive visit is approximately $800 – $1,100, depending on your visit and medical needs. Most 30-minute visits are $250 – $400.
- Filing Insurance Claims – Our office files all of your claims to your insurance company for reimbursement.
If you suffer from symptoms of anxiety regularly, then you may have an anxiety disorder. To understand how to best treat your anxiety disorder, you need to be properly diagnosed with the type you are suffering from.
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