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Anxiety services offered in Tempe and Gilbert, AZ


Anxiety is a common mental health concern affecting millions of people worldwide. It can manifest in various ways, impacting daily life and overall well-being. At Calm Psych, Priti Patel, MD, and the team specialize in diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders, helping patients regain control and find relief. Call the office nearest you in Tempe or Gilbert, Arizona, or request an appointment online.

What are the signs of anxiety?

Recognizing the signs of anxiety is crucial for early intervention and treatment. Common symptoms include:

  • Persistent worry or fear
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Panic attacks

If you or a loved one experience these symptoms frequently and they interfere with daily life, seeking professional help is recommended.

Are there different types of anxiety?

Yes, anxiety is not a one-size-fits-all condition. Different types of anxiety disorders include:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Characterized by excessive worry and fear about various aspects of life, often without a specific trigger.
  • Panic Disorder: Marked by recurring panic attacks, sudden episodes of intense fear or discomfort.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder: Involves fear of social situations, leading to avoidance or distress in social settings.
  • Phobias: Specific fears of certain objects or situations, such as heights, spiders, or flying.

Each type of anxiety may present with unique symptoms and require tailored treatment approaches.

How is anxiety treated?

Anxiety treatment typically involves a combination of therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. The Calm Psych team offers comprehensive treatment options, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This highly effective therapeutic approach helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors contributing to anxiety.
  • Medication Management: Some prescription medications, like anti-anxiety or antidepressants, may be prescribed to alleviate symptoms and improve daily functioning.
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques: Learning relaxation exercises, mindfulness meditation, and stress-management techniques can help reduce anxiety levels and promote overall well-being.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Encouraging healthy habits such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, balanced nutrition, and stress reduction strategies can complement other treatment modalities and improve overall mental health.

The Calm Psych team takes an individualized approach to treatment, working closely with each patient to develop a customized plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.

If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, don't hesitate to reach out for support. 

With compassionate care and expert guidance, relief from anxiety is possible. Schedule an appointment with the Calm Psych team by phone or online today to take the first step towards a brighter, more balanced future.