Inside Out CURE
Muhammad Zeshan, MD
Child and Adult Psychiatric Care & ADHD Specialist located in Princeton, NJ
Millions of Americans of all ages live with anxiety disorders that interfere with their ability to function in day-to-day life. Muhammad Zeshan, MD, at Inside Out in Princeton, New Jersey, diagnoses anxiety disorders and offers personalized treatment plans to help you lead a fulfilling life. If anxiety is disrupting your life, call Inside Out CURE today or make an appointment online today.
What is anxiety?
Everyone feels nervous or anxious from time-to-time — it’s a normal response to stress, change, and danger. These feelings typically fade away when the stressor goes away.
Anxiety disorders include a group of mental health conditions that cause persistent, excessive, and distressing worries. Your fears and related negative thoughts and behaviors don’t go away and can become more severe over time.
There are several types of anxiety disorder, including generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, and panic disorder. Anxiety often co-occurs with other mental health conditions like depression and substance abuse.
What are the warning signs of an anxiety disorder?
Anxiety causes various mental and physical symptoms. Some of the common warning signs of anxiety include:
- Persistent, distressing, and excessive worries and fears
- Feeling restless or on-edge
- Reduced concentration
- Disturbed sleep
- Muscle tension
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath
- Avoidance behaviors
Panic attacks are recurrent, unexpected periods of intense fear or feelings of impending doom with distressing physical symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations.
You should contact Dr. Zeshan at Inside Out if you live with these symptoms, and they’re interfering with your life or health. Anxiety can severely affect your health and quality of life, but you can get better with treatment.
How is anxiety treated?
Dr. Zeshan begins with a thorough evaluation. He reviews your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle to get to know you and your needs. Then he creates a treatment plan to reduce your anxiety symptoms and restore your quality of life. Depending on your needs, your treatment plan might include:
Medication can regulate your brain chemistry and reduce many of your anxiety symptoms. While your mind isn’t reeling with spiraling fears and negative thoughts, you can focus your attention and energy on counseling and other therapies.
Dr. Zeshan provides customized counseling services to help you explore and resolve the root cause of your anxiety. You might also learn and practice strategies to recognize the early signs of anxious thoughts and adjust your emotional and behavioral responses.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based counseling are often helpful for anxiety.
Dr. Zeshan can also recommend lifestyle adjustments to help you manage stress and anxiety and improve your overall health. He might recommend dietary changes, exercise, meditation, or other therapies.
If you live with anxiety symptoms, call Inside Out or make an appointment online today for expert treatment and diagnosis.