Anxiety services offered in Bentonville, AR

About Anxiety

If you’re struggling with oppressive anxiety, you’re not alone: About 20% of adults and 25% of teenagers are living with anxiety today. At Northwest Psychiatry & Counseling, the team of highly trained anxiety disorder experts offers specialized support for patients who experience disruptive bouts of anxiety. They offer compassionate care to help you understand the source of your anxiety, take control of it, and enjoy freedom at last. Call the Bentonville, Arkansas, office or click the online scheduling feature now.

Anxiety Q&A

When does anxiety become a problem?

Anxiety is common, and nearly everyone feels anxious sometimes. Usually, that feeling is temporary. 

For example, nearly everyone feels at least a little anxious before taking an important test, starting a new job, or doing a big presentation in front of a crowd. But, in those types of situations, the anxiety stops once the circumstances end. 

Anxiety becomes a problem in your life when it lasts even after stressful situations end or when it becomes so severe that it prevents you from dealing with normal daily challenges in life. 

Mental health professionals typically diagnose anxiety disorders after at least six months of frequent anxiety symptoms. 

I feel stressed constantly. Do I have an anxiety disorder? 

Feeling stressed frequently or constantly could be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Some other symptoms you might recognize are: 

  • Feelings of incoming danger or disaster
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty focusing on anything except your stressful situation
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing 
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Exhaustion after bouts of severe anxiety

There are many types of anxiety disorders, each with their own particular symptoms. Anxiety may center around just one thing or touch every aspect of your life. Regardless, anxiety disorders are treatable. 

What can be done for anxiety?

At Northwest Psychiatry & Counseling, the team uses a well-rounded, holistic approach to anxiety treatment. They believe that treating both the mind and body is the best way to help you achieve significant and lasting positive change and overcome your anxiety for good. 

Your treatment starts with a complete mental health evaluation and may also include medical testing to rule out conditions like thyroid disease as the cause of your anxiety. 

The team usually recommends counseling as the cornerstone of your anxiety treatment. 

You’ll learn new ways to control your anxiety, relax, breathe, and solve problems without stressing or panicking through counseling. 

You may also need medication, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs. Medication is only prescribed as a part of treatment because it can’t create lasting change on its own.  

Up to 60% of people with anxiety also experience depression. The team also offers personalized solutions for depression symptoms, including counseling, medication management, and unique therapies like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). 

Northwest Psychiatry & Counseling offers friendly and approachable care for anxiety, making the treatment process easy. Call the office or click online booking now.