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Anxiety

Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Panic Disorder

Anxiety is a sense of worry or nervousness or the body’s response to fear where you might feel uneasy.  It might be difficult to control your worries about different events or activities at school or work.   

Very Common

Millions of people suffer from Stress and Anxiety in this country. It can be debilitating but rest assured treatment is available.   

Symptoms Include:

People with Anxiety may experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling restless or on edge

  • Fatigue

  • Poor concentration

  • Irritability

  • Muscle tension

  • Difficulty sleeping

Symptoms of Panic Disorder:

Panic Disorder is characterized by a series of Panic Attacks.

Panic Attacks are short bursts of unexpected intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes.  You may experience:

  • Heart pounding or accelerated heart rate

  • Sweating

  • Shaking

  • Shortness of breath

  • Feelings of choking

  • Chest pain or discomfort

  • Nausea

  • Dizziness

  • Chills

  • Numbness or tingling sensations

  • Fear of losing control or Dying

TREATMENT

Brightland Health has a team of highly trained Psychiatrists and Therapists in the Lincoln Park/Lakeview area of Chicago that will help you get through Anxiety and reduce Panic Attacks. 

Medications may include:

  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Prozac (Fluoxetine)

  • Zoloft (Sertraline)

  • Lexapro (Escitalopram)

  • Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
  • Cymbalta (Duloxetine)

  • Effexor (Venlafaxine)

  • Pristiq (Desvenlfaxine)

  • Benzodiazepines (sometimes used in the short term)
  • Xanax (Alprazolam)

  • Klonapin (Clonazepam)

  • Ativan (Lorazepam)

Therapists at Brightland Health use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help. CBT gives you tools to change hopefully change your thoughts, which in turn can change your behavior. They may also guide you through stress management or mindfulness techniques.        

Call today to schedule with a licensed clinician and get the treatment you deserve so you can feel more in control.