It is a very common and human experience to feel occasional anxiety. Taking a test, having a job interview, or public speaking are understandably anxiety promoting for some people. But when anxiety interrupts your daily life, when it becomes an overwhelming feeling you can’t shake, it’s time to seek professional health. Crasmere Psychiatric Services offers the highest quality psychiatric and counseling services by using proven effective therapeutic approaches based on current mental health research to help you cope and overcome your anxiety. At this Staten Island psychology office, we understand that life can present us with various challenges; some challenges will be more difficult to face than others. A skilled mental health therapist, such as a psychiatrist , psychologist or licensed clinical social worker, can help identify the root of the issue, offer assistance in gaining deeper insight and can aid both adults and children, couples or groups in developing successful coping skills. Speaking with a skilled therapist can often be beneficial and help individuals to find ways of understanding the issue, gain insight, and develop various coping skills which help them successfully adjust or improve their lives. You can expect a warm, inviting and respectful atmosphere at Crasmere.
Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways. At the Staten Island psychology office, we listen carefully to what you say to determine the best course of treatment. It is estimated that as many as 18% of the population in America suffers to some degree from these maladies. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common chronic disorder characterized by non-specific persistent fear and worry. Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder to affect older adults. Trembling, shaking, confusion, dizziness, nausea, difficulty breathing are telltale signs of a person who is suffering from a panic disorder. These panic attacks can last for several hours. Although the specific cause is not always apparent, the attacks are often triggered by stress, fear, or even exercise. Panic disorder is a disease with chronic consequences. The most common anxiety disorder is caused by a phobia which is defined as fear and anxiety which are triggered by a specific stimulus or situation. The sufferer will tend to avoid these stimuli at all costs. These avoidance behaviors can often have serious consequences; in severe cases, one can even be confined to one’s home.
Another presentation of anxiety addressed by the Staten Island psychology office is social anxiety disorder (SAD; also known as social phobia). This describes an intense fear and avoidance of negative public scrutiny, public embarrassment, humiliation, or social interaction. Social anxiety often manifests specific physical symptoms, including blushing, sweating, and difficulty speaking. Like with all phobic disorders, those suffering from social anxiety often will attempt to avoid the source of their anxiety. Whatever your needs are, you will find qualified, sensitive care at Crasmere.