Feeling nervous about a job interview or buying your first house is normal and expected. But if your nervousness or fear is keeping you from your daily responsibilities, then you may be suffering from anxiety. At Wyoming Medical Wellness Center in Gillette, Wyoming, Daniela Gerard, MD, PhD, takes a functional medicine approach to the management of anxiety and can devise a plan to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. To schedule an appointment, call the office, or book online today.
Anxiety is a mental health condition in which you experience excessive nervousness, worry, or fear to the point that it interferes with your everyday life. It’s normal to experience anxiety from time to time, but if your feelings are ongoing and affecting your quality of life, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
There are many types of anxiety disorders. Some of the most common include:
Generalized anxiety disorder is a chronic condition in which you experience excessive nervousness and worry almost every day for six or more months over a range of things, from work to school to family life.
If you have frequent, unexpected panic attacks then you may have a panic disorder. During a panic attack, you may experience heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, and/or shortness of breath.
Phobias are anxiety disorders that cause you to fear situations or objects. You may have a specific phobia, such as fear of heights or spiders, or your phobia may center around social outings (social anxiety disorder) or your fear of enclosed spaces (agoraphobia).
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can also be a type of anxiety that causes you to feel afraid or anxious unless you perform a ritual, such as fear of germs that’s only relieved after intense hand-washing.
Dr. Gerard conducts comprehensive evaluations when you come to Wyoming Medical Wellness Center with concerns about anxiety. She is a functional medicine physician, which means her goal during your evaluation is to identify the root cause of your anxiety so you can get the most effective treatment.
In addition to asking in-depth questions about your symptoms, medical history, diet, and lifestyle, Dr. Gerard also conducts a physical exam and may run various tests to rule out physical causes of your anxiety.
Dr. Gerard takes a functional approach to managing your anxiety. Her goal is to treat the root cause of your feelings, so you can get a full resolution of your condition. Your treatment plan is individualized to meet your specific needs and may include:
Dr. Gerard not only wants to alleviate your anxiety, but she also wants to improve your overall health and sense of wellbeing.
To schedule a consultation, contact Wyoming Medical Wellness Center by phone or online today.