Anxiety and panic disorders have taken the country by storm and are frequently found throughout the city of Delray Beach. Our life is very demanding and more fast paced than ever before. The fear of panic, social situations, and the memory of a traumatic event haunts thousands. Anxiety is a debilitating disorder that effects every area of life- if you let it. Attending a therapy group to get help is a huge step to an anxiety free life. This process begins with making an assessment appointment. Dr. Rodriguez can then suggest what you should do based on your various experiences. A combination of personal treatment with Dr. Rodriguez, along with a variety of therapy groups gives our patients the highest chance of success at living an anxiety-free life.
Anxiety Disorders in Daily Life
Many bright individuals never see their true potential due to the psychological suffocation of these conditions. Generalized Anxiety Disorder creates a daily grind with tension resulting from almost every facet of life. Severe panic attacks that feel like imminent death and an unpredictable occurrence in panic disorders. Facing a social situation can become a daunting task for someone with social phobia. Flashbacks, intrusive thoughts and nightmares can overwhelm a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Irrational obsessions and powerful compulsions can dominate the mind of someone suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Many may ultimately even seclude themselves in their home, due to “the fear of the fear” that usually builds up after years of suffering from these conditions. Isolation and depression are linked with anxiety disorders as an effect of panic attacks in public. These disorders make us feel alone and even hateful out of frustration. These disorders, if untreated, often also lead to depression and substance abuse, as the hopelessness and despair becomes overwhelming.
You may be experiencing anxiety or an anxiety attack if you have a combination of the following symptoms:
- A overwhelming sense of panic
- Racing heart
- Rapid thoughts
- General feelings of fear
- Sleep problems
- Trouble breathing
- Chest pains
- Avoidance of people and situations
These are just a few of the symptoms someone who has anxiety may be experiencing. It is best to have a doctor evaluate your unique situation because there are so many different types of anxiety. You may be experiencing anxiety linked to depression or another disorder. Dr. Rod’s initial assessment will take all of your personal details into account when making his suggestions. We find this to be one of the most important steps in the process of recovery. Too many Delray Beach psychiatrists are quick to give wrong diagnoses for their financial benefit.
Both Group and individual therapy, using Cognitive Behavioral techniques, has been proven in clinical studies to provide substantial and sustained relief of anxiety symptoms. Psychiatry is also proven to provide immediate and long-term relief to those struggling with anxiety. Our Delray Beach anxiety treatment staff are highly successful in fighting these disorders with complete cooperation of the clients. We aim to offer a well-rounded assortment of options for our clients to choose from. The combination of psychotherapy and medications is particularly effective and provides optimal results.