Treating & Effectively Managing Anxiety
Anxiety, or anxiety disorder, is a condition that causes chronic, elevated worry and tension with no substantial cause. Feelings associated with anxiety may include worry about health, money, family or work, and a continual anticipation of disaster.
Persons with anxiety may realize their anxiety is more intense than the reality of the situation, but they are unable to limit these irrational concerns. It may be very difficult to reach a state of calm during these situations.
General symptoms of anxiety may include:
- Being easily startled
- Feeling like there is a lump in your throat
- Frequent urination
- Hot flashes
- Inability to relax
- Lack of concentration
- Lightheadedness and/or difficulty breathing
- Muscle tension
- Prone to irritable bowel syndrome
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
At UPMC Susquehanna, our behavioral health specialists are experienced in providing care for patients with varying degrees of anxiety in Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas. To experience personalized and compassionate care, Find a Provider at UPMC Susquehanna.
Anxiety disorders typically develop gradually, either during childhood, adolescence or adulthood. While the causes of anxiety are not yet fully understood, it is known that certain life experiences, such as traumatic events, may trigger anxiety disorders in people who are already prone to anxiety. In addition, anxiety may be the result of an inherited disorder (passed down from a family member), or caused by medical condition or underlying health issue.
Anxiety Treatment in Williamsport, PA
When you visit UPMC Susquehanna, a behavioral health specialist will perform an evaluation of your symptoms and your medical history in order to create a personalized treatment plan for you. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, treatment for anxiety may include relaxation techniques, biofeedback (to control muscle tension), cognitive behavioral therapy and medication (to help manage symptoms).
Behavioral health specialists at UPMC Susquehanna specialize in complete care and treatment for anxiety in Williamsport, PA, and the surrounding areas.