Anxiety Specialist

Acadian Care LLC

Psychiatry & Mental Health Counseling Located in New Orleans, LA, Mandeville, LA, Slidell, LA, Hammond, LA, & Gulfport, MS

More than 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder, making it the most common mental health disorder in the United States. If you have anxiety, contact Acadian Care LLC, with offices located in New Orleans, Mandeville, Slidell, and Hammond, Louisiana, and Gulfport, Mississippi. Acadian Care LLC provides customized treatments to relieve your anxiety and restore your quality of life. Call the practice or make an appointment online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal response to stress that alerts you to danger and stimulates your fight-or-flight response. However, if you’re plagued by pervasive fears and worries that interfere with your life, you may benefit from talking to a mental health professional. 

Anxiety disorders cause intrusive and often irrational fears and worries that disrupt your ability to function normally. There are several different types of anxiety disorders that are differentiated by their triggers and symptoms. 

Generalized anxiety disorder is the most prevalent type of anxiety. It causes persistent and disruptive worries about everyday situations, including work, family, health, and chores. You may feel restless, irritable, or have problems concentrating or sleeping. 

Panic disorder causes panic attacks. Panic attacks are sudden, severe episodes of intense fears as well as physical symptoms including heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, and trembling. 

Other common types of anxiety include:

  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Separation anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

If you’re troubled by invasive and intrusive fears and worries, contact Acadian Care LLC for expert diagnosis and treatment. 

What are the common symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety disorders cause a variety of mental and physical symptoms, including:

  • Feeling nervous, irritable, or tense
  • Sense of danger or panic
  • Muscle tension
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Rapid breathing
  • Poor concentration
  • Insomnia
  • Appetite changes
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

If you are living with anxiety symptoms, contact Acadian Care LLC, especially if your anxiety and related symptoms are interfering with your life. 

How is anxiety treated?

Acadian Care LLC provides customized treatments for anxiety. Your provider begins with a comprehensive assessment to diagnose your condition and gauge its severity. 

When they understand your needs, your provider works with you to design and implement a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and restore your quality of life. 

Your treatment plan may include a combination of treatments. For example, medication may alleviate your symptoms and allow you to focus on counseling. 

During your counseling sessions, you may focus on learning to recognize your triggers and early signs of anxiety. To reduce your anxiety’s disruption to your life, your provider helps you learn to change your behavioral response to your fears and worries. 

Call Acadian Care LLC or schedule a consultation online today for expert help with your anxiety.