Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that fill people's lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event such as a business presentation or a first date, anxiety disorders are chronic, relentless, and can grow progressively worse if not treated.
There are several types of anxiety disorders, each with its own symptoms. However they do have these symptoms in common. If you have these symptoms, talk to your provider.
Extreme fear and dread even when there is no real danger
Emotional distress that interferes with daily life
A tendency to avoid situations that bring on anxiety
Anxiety disorders are real medical conditions that can affect your work, your family, and your social life. Fortunately, they are treatable. The providers at France Avenue Family Physicians can work with you in diagnosis and tailor treatment to your own needs.