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Psychiatry & Behavioral Health And Psychotherapy Located In Dover, DE


About Anxiety


Feeling anxious from time to time is normal, but if ongoing fear and worry diminish your way of life, help is within reach. At Restoring Foundations Psychiatric Counseling Center in Dover, Delaware, skilled mental health specialist Dr. Rosemarie White, PMHNP-BC, and her staff diagnose and offer treatments for anxiety disorders to ease bothersome symptoms. Schedule an evaluation by phone or online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?


Anxiety is a condition that affects your mental health, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. While common, anxiety can become crippling when not addressed. It’s characterized by extreme or ongoing fear or worry that often negatively affects your quality of life. See the Restoring Foundations Psychiatric Counseling Center experts at the first sign of problematic symptoms.


Which symptoms can anxiety cause?


Anxiety can cause the following symptoms:

  • Frequently feeling anxious

  • Ongoing or extreme fear in everyday situations

  • Ongoing worry

  • Trembling

  • Sweating

  • Racing heartbeat

  • Rapid breathing

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Problems concentrating 

  • Depression

  • Avoiding situations that trigger anxiousness

  • Phobias

  • Panic attacks

  • Substance abuse

Anxiety may feel debilitating if it hinders your ability to function at your best during work, in school, or when interacting with other people.


What can increase my risk of anxiety?


The cause of anxiety isn’t always entirely clear. Your risk of experiencing it may increase due to a family history of anxiety, ongoing or extreme stress, medical issues, or experiencing a traumatic life event. Drug or alcohol withdrawal can worsen anxiety. Depression and anxiety commonly appear together. 


Do I have anxiety?


Your Restoring Foundations Psychiatric Counseling Center provider asks questions to get to know you better and determine if you have anxiety or another mental health concern. They complete a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to make a final diagnosis and develop an effective treatment plan.


How is anxiety treated?


Your personalized anxiety treatment may include one or more of the following:




Individualized, family, couples, and group therapy sessions teach ways to better deal with anxiety and minimize its symptoms. The Restoring Foundations Psychiatric Counseling Center offers personalized counseling sessions, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), based on your needs. 


Medication management


Taking medications can also reduce anxiety. If you need medicines for a mental health concern, your Restoring Foundations Psychiatric Counseling Center provider helps you manage your medication regimen properly to maximize your mental well-being.


Lifestyle changes


Altering your lifestyle can ease anxiety symptoms. You might try stress-reduction strategies, exercise more, make dietary changes, or spend more time outdoors to minimize anxiousness. 


Schedule an anxiety evaluation at the Restoring Foundations Psychiatric Counseling Center by phone or online today.

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