Anxiety

My Best Self, LLC

Yana Bekker, DO

Psychiatry located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who live with an anxiety disorder, help is available to manage your condition. At My Best Self, LLC, board-certified psychiatrist Yana Bekker, DO, offers a holistic approach to psychiatry, combining medication, therapy, and lifestyle modifications to reduce your anxiety and enhance your overall wellness. Call My Best Self, LLC in Brooklyn, New York, or schedule a consultation online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in America today. While everyone feels nervous or worried from time to time, if you have an anxiety disorder, your fears interfere with your day-to-day life and stop you from living to your full potential.

There are several types of anxiety disorders, including:

General anxiety disorder

General anxiety disorder manifests as fears and worries about everyday events such as work, family, health, and routine chores. You may feel so overwhelmed by your concerns that even the smallest task feels like an insurmountable obstacle.

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder typically stems from a fear of rejection or humiliation. You feel nervous and fearful in social situations, regardless of whether or not you know the other people.

Separation anxiety disorder

Separation anxiety disorder often stems from a fear of abandonment and loneliness. While it’s common in children who get upset when they’re separated from their parents, it also manifests in adults.

Specific phobias

Phobias are intense, irrational, and disproportionate fears of an object or situation. Common phobias include heights, flying, and insects, although you may develop a fear of just about anything.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a type of anxiety that develops after a traumatic experience such as personal assault or an open shooter situation. PTSD can cause severely disruptive symptoms but, like all types of anxiety, is treatable.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety causes a wide variety of symptoms that range in severity. For example, you may experience physical and emotional symptoms such as:

  • Feelings of nervousness, worry, or fear
  • Insomnia
  • Heart palpitations
  • Excessive sweating
  • Tightness in your chest
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath

 

If you experience any of these symptoms and they disrupt your life and ability to function at work or home, call My Best Self, LLC to make an appointment.

How is anxiety treated?

At My Best Self, LLC, Dr. Bekker offers highly personalized services to treat anxiety. She begins with a comprehensive assessment that includes evaluations of your physical and mental health.

Once she understands your condition, Dr. Bekker works with you to create a customized treatment plan to relieve your anxiety. While your treatment program is designed to meet your needs specifically, Dr. Bekker often prescribes a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments to address your total body health.

Call My Best Self, LLC or schedule a consultation online today for personalized assessments and treatments for anxiety.

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