Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry & Perinatal Specialist located in Cherry Hill , NJ
Anxiety services offered in Cherry Hill , NJ

Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health issue in the United States, affecting over 18% of adults and one-third of teenagers. At Clarity Psychiatry Care in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, compassionate Child, Adolescent, And Adult Psychiatry specialists Dr. Amy Carnall, DNP, APN, PMHMP-BC, and Christina Sertway, APN, PMHNP-BC, help patients of all ages recover from and cope with anxiety disorders. If anxiety interferes with your life, call the office or make an appointment online for expert diagnosis and treatment.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a common mental health condition that causes persistent and distressing fears and worries. Several types of anxiety disorders can cause concerns about different aspects of life.

For example, generalized anxiety disorder causes fears about everyday responsibilities like work or school projects, chores, and health. Panic disorder has many triggers but causes panic attacks, including intense physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.

Social anxiety disorder causes fears about interacting with other people, and separation anxiety triggers fears about being alone or abandoned. Some people also have specific phobias about anything from flying to spiders. 


What causes anxiety?

Medical researchers haven’t identified a specific cause of anxiety, although they have identified several risk factors, including a history of poverty, neglect, abuse, or trauma. 

A family or personal history of mental health issues also increases your risk of anxiety. Anxiety often co-occurs with other conditions, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse. 


When should I talk to a doctor about anxiety?

Anxiety causes a variety of disruptive physical and mental symptoms, including:

  • Intense, persistent, and disproportionate fears and worries
  • Intrusive negative thoughts 
  • Restlessness
  • Reduced concentration
  • Increased irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in appetite
  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Heart palpitations

If you or your child experience any of these symptoms or feel like you’re having trouble controlling your worries, schedule an assessment at Clarity Psychiatry Care. 


How do you treat anxiety?

Clarity Psychiatry Care begins with a thorough psychiatric evaluation to confirm your diagnosis and assess its impact on your life. They work with you to create and implement a personalized treatment plan.

The practice uses a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to treating anxiety. They often combine medication with lifestyle adjustments and referrals for counseling.

For example, medication can regulate your brain activity and relieve many symptoms. At the same time, you can optimize your health with improvements to your diet and exercise habits, meditation, and improved sleep. 

During therapy, you can explore and resolve your fears and worries. You might also learn techniques to manage negative thoughts and adjust your behavioral response.

Call Clarity Psychiatry Care, or make an appointment online today for personalized, compassionate treatment for anxiety.