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A little anxiety is normal, but persistent anxiety can limit your ability to enjoy life to its fullest. Jabeen Fatima, MD, at Molani Medical Group in Sherman Oaks, California, is a family medicine physician who provides attentive, personalized care for all of your health needs, including anxiety disorders. Call Molani Medical Group or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Anxiety is a typical response to stress. Often seen as beneficial, anxiety can keep you safe by alerting you to danger and encouraging you to pay attention.
When anxiety becomes excessive, however, you can experience an excessive response to the anticipation or fear of potential threats. When this reaction becomes extreme and uncontrolled, it can become debilitating and impact your everyday life. These are considered anxiety disorders.
There are several types of anxiety disorders including:
Anxiety disorders are often caused by a combination of factors, including environment, genetics, psychology, and development. They can also run in families.
Besides experiencing extreme responses to stressors that do not match the situation and hinder your ability to function, common anxiety symptoms include:
Symptoms of depression and anxiety often happen together.
Effectively treating anxiety depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. Dr. Fatima provides attentive medical care that is tailored to your unique needs.
During your appointment, she will evaluate your medical and family history, recommend additional tests if necessary, and discuss your condition and treatment options. Working closely with you, she will develop a care plan for your anxiety that may include lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, psychotherapy — known as “talk therapy” — or medication.
If you’re suffering from anxiety, call Molani Medical Group or schedule an appointment online to learn more.