Anxiety Specialist

TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens

TMS & Board Certified Psychiatrists located in Queens Village, NY

Over 18% of American adults struggle with anxiety disorders every year, making it the most common mental health condition in the United States. If you live with anxiety, contact Gad Makar, MD, and the team at TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens, in Queens Village, New York. Dr. Makar and his team provide personalized treatments to help you recover from anxiety and learn to respond to your thoughts and feelings with healthier behaviors. Call TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens or schedule an appointment online today for expert and attentive care.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a collection of mental health disorders characterized by feelings of intense worry and fear. If you’re living with anxiety, you may fixate on a future event or concern, have muscle tension, and exhibit avoidance behaviors.

Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common form of anxiety. It’s a persistent and irrational worry about an event or situation that wouldn’t normally trigger anxious feelings. For example, while it’s normal to feel stressed about a big project at work or school, anxiety could trigger disproportionate fears and disruptive symptoms to those and other activities.

Other common types of anxiety disorders include social anxiety, panic disorder, and separation anxiety.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety causes a variety of troublesome and disruptive symptoms including:

  • Feelings of intense and disproportionate worry and fear
  • Overthinking plans and solutions
  • Focusing on worst-case outcomes
  • Perceiving safe situations as threatening
  • Indecisiveness
  • Irritability
  • Feeling restless or on edge
  • Poor concentration and decision-making skills

You may also have physical symptoms of anxiety such as fatigue, disrupted sleep, muscle tension, and nausea.

What causes anxiety?

Several factors contribute to anxiety. In addition to a chemical imbalance in your brain, your family history can contribute to anxiety. If a close family member has anxiety or another mental health condition, your chances of developing anxiety increase.

It’s also common for your life experiences to contribute to anxiety. For example, if you’ve had traumatic experiences during childhood or significant life changes, your risk of anxiety and other mental health issues increases.

How is anxiety treated?

At TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens, Dr. Makar and the team provide highly personalized treatment plans that combine several therapies for anxiety. They develop your treatment plan after a comprehensive evaluation where they get to know you and your condition and symptoms.

Your treatment plan may include psychopharmacological therapy, which includes medications like anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants.

Your provider may also recommend transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a painless, noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the nerve cells in the part of your brain that regulates mood. TMS is safe and FDA-cleared.

Medications and TMS both help to reduce your anxiety symptoms and provide mental clarity so you can focus on learning to recognize your anxiety triggers, thoughts, and feelings. As you learn to acknowledge your feelings, you develop techniques to control your responses to those thoughts, eventually gaining control of your anxiety and your life.

If you want help with your anxiety, call TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens or schedule an appointment online today.