Generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and anxiety disorders are becoming more and more common in the United States, across all age groups, including older adults and teenagers. For those afflicted with it, anxiety can be a debilitating condition that interrupts socializing, job performance, and even routine tasks and activities. However, there are a number of effective anxiety disorder treatments available on an outpatient basis, that can help those suffering from severe anxiety regain control of their lives. At the Boca Raton office of Raul J. Rodriguez, our team specializes in treating a variety of anxiety disorders, and have helped countless patients overcome their crippling anxiety. The first step in successful treatment is scheduling a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Dr. Rodriguez is an expert in anxiety disorder diagnosis and also misdiagnosis correction, and from his assessment he can pair you with the form of anxiety treatment that best suits your needs and symptoms.
Problems with anxiety can be part of a stand-alone psychiatric disorder, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which is characterized by overwhelming anxiety that is more or less constant, and interferes with every facet of to day-to-day life. Social Anxiety Disorder, another form of anxiety disorder, can adversely affect friendships and professional careers due to fears related to interpersonal interactions. Anxiety can also be a symptom of other mental health conditions, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or certain phobias. Those with chronic anxiety issues often have trouble remembering a time when they ever felt relaxed. Over time, the brain of a person with anxiety changes in its structure, as that person projects their anxiety into the future. Individuals feel trapped by the suffocating fear of being anxious, thus making them more anxious in turn. In addition, almost 50% of individuals who suffer from problematic anxiety also struggle with depression. Frustration and loneliness are words commonly used by first time patients to describe their condition.
These are only a select few manifestations of anxiety. To make a proper determination if the anxiousness you experience is disordered, it is necessary to have a mental health professional assess you, to make the correct recommendation of how to combat your anxiety. The evaluations performed by Dr. Rodriguez at his Boca Raton location take into account all symptoms, medical history, and other possible factors. From his evaluation, Dr. Rodriguez creates an individualized treatment plan for every one of his patients.
For the patients under the care of Dr. Rodriguez, there are a number of treatment options available for all levels of anxiety severity. In addition to psychiatry and medication, Dr. Rodriguez also offers individual and group therapy, as well as full-time and part-time programming specifically for anxiety disorders. It has been clinically demonstrated that cognitive behavioral techniques, as employed at our program, can provide substantial and sustained anxiety relief. Dr. Rodriguez’s treatment team has been highly successful in treating anxiety both short-term and long-term. Along with our clinical services, the practice of Dr. Rodriguez offers healthy lifestyle classes to help ease anxiety, such as exercise therapy, meditation, acupuncture, and yoga.
“I feel better overall. I have learned valuable tools to help manage my issues”