Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment
What is generalized anxiety disorder?
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive, frequent, and unrealistic worry about everyday things. People with GAD often anticipate disaster, worrying excessively about health, money, family, or work. This persistent feeling of anxiety or dread can interfere with how you live your life.
Symptoms of GAD may include uncontrollable worry and nervousness, trouble sleeping, restlessness, irritability, and physical symptoms such as headache, sweating, nausea, and heart palpitations. These symptoms can vary and are often worse during times of stress. These are features we evaluate for in our patients across Bellevue, Redmond, Seattle, and throughout Washington State.
How is generalized anxiety disorder treated?
GAD is treatable, and many people with depression improve with appropriate treatment. As experienced psychiatrists in Bellevue, we can provide a treatment plan that may include psychotherapy, medication, or both.
Psychotherapy: Also known as talk therapy, it can help by teaching new ways of thinking and behaving, and changing habits that may be contributing to the depression. There are various forms of talk therapy that we practice, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). For other types of talk therapy, or if you already have a therapist, we are happy to collaborate with them to provide you with a unified, supportive experience.
Medication: Antidepressants and other medications can be prescribed by your Bellevue psychiatrist to help reduce, manage, and prevent depression.
Remember, it’s important to get help if you or someone you know is dealing with generalized anxiety. As trusted Bellevue psychiatrists, we’re here to help you navigate your way back to a fulfilling life. Reach out to us today.
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Everybody worries, but sometimes, it becomes too much: too frequent, too distracting, and too uncomfortable. If you're noticing that your anxiety is getting in your way, perhaps seeing an expert in anxiety at West Coast Psychiatry is worthwhile.
Our Bellevue psychiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses like generalized anxiety. We are committed to providing personalized care to help you manage your anxiety and improve your quality of life.
If you’re struggling with anxiety, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with your Bellevue psychiatrist. We’re here to help you navigate your journey towards better mental health.