Anxiety

Desert Wells Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Queen Creek, AZ

As many as 40 million people in the United States receive an anxiety disorder diagnosis each year, with many more remaining undiagnosed. At Desert Wells Family Medicine in Queen Creek, Arizona, the compassionate team offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for anxiety. The team customizes treatment to alleviate your anxiety symptoms and help you enjoy the highest quality of life. Don’t ignore your anxiety symptoms. Schedule an evaluation today at Desert Wells Family Medicine online or by phone.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a common mental health condition that causes you to feel irrational fear or worry about everyday events, even when there’s no cause for concern. This excessive worry can interfere with your usual routine and even become debilitating.

There are several types of conditions that fall under the anxiety umbrella:

Phobias

Phobias involve an extreme fear of specific people, places, objects, or events, even if there’s no apparent danger. Some of the most common phobias include fear of heights, enclosed spaces, and animals.

Panic disorder

A panic disorder is a condition where you experience sudden, unexpected, and uncontrollable feelings of fear or panic, even when the situation doesn’t call for it.

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder is a condition that makes it difficult to function in social situations. As a result of being in large crowds or other social situations, it’s common to experience uncontrollable sweating, increased heart rate, and panic attacks.

Generalized anxiety disorder

A generalized anxiety disorder is often a diagnosis when chronic feelings of unease or uncontrolled worry interfere with life for no specific reason.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that may develop after an emotional or physically traumatic event, which causes intrusive thoughts, irrational fears, and episodes of panic when exposed to certain triggers or situations.

Desert Wells Family Medicine can help you overcome or manage anxiety with customized treatment.

How is anxiety diagnosed?

If you are overwhelmed by running thoughts, fears, or chronic worry, it’s important that you schedule an evaluation at Desert Wells Family Medicine as soon as possible to reduce your risk for chronic health issues and self-harm.

The team spends the time you need to discuss your symptoms and questions. They offer on-site anxiety evaluations and physical exams to ensure your symptoms aren’t related to an underlying medical issue.

If they determine anxiety is the root cause of your symptoms, the Desert Wells Family Medicine team works closely with you to develop the right mental health treatment plan. They can also evaluate you for depression, another mental health issue that commonly occurs with anxiety.

How is anxiety treated?

Initially, the team may recommend lifestyle modifications to help you reduce the severity of anxious feelings. They can also help you learn stress management techniques to better cope with stress at home, at work, and in social situations.

For many people, anti-anxiety medications are highly effective at reducing anxious feelings, panic episodes, and intrusive thoughts. These medicines are available in both short-acting and long-acting forms. 

Your practitioner may also recommend combining medication treatment with talk and behavior therapy to ease the severity of your anxiety symptoms and improve your mental health.

The Desert Wells Family Medicine team continues to track your treatment progress and ensure your anxiety symptoms are well-controlled, so you can regain a high quality of life.

If you struggle with chronic anxiety, schedule a consultation at Desert Wells Family Medicine today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.