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Anxiety Therapy

Dr. Brown is highly experienced in treating a variety of anxiety disorders, each characterized by distinct symptoms and requiring specialized treatment approaches. Here we detail four common types of anxiety disorders along with their symptoms.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is marked by chronic, excessive worrying along with physical symptoms such as muscle tension and restlessness, often occurring without any obvious external stressors. Anxiety therapy for GAD focuses on managing these pervasive symptoms of anxiety.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder involves acute, intense episodes of panic that are sudden and brief. Common panic disorder symptoms include shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and an intense fear of losing control. Panic disorder treatment often involves both medication and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts and compulsive actions such as hand washing or checking. Treatments for OCD typically include a combination of obsessive compulsive disorder treatment methods like medication and therapy, aimed at reducing the compulsions and managing the stress they cause.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder manifests in social situations, where individuals feel intense anxiety or fear of being negatively judged by others. Effective social anxiety therapy can help patients manage these feelings and improve their social interactions.

Common Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

People with anxiety disorders may experience:

  • Consistent or overwhelming feelings of apprehension or dread
  • Feeling tense and edgy
  • Rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, and feelings of panic
  • Irritability, restlessness and loss of concentration
  • Difficulty falling asleep or early awakening
  • Muscle tension, upset stomach, sweating, and headaches.

About Dr. Brown

Dr. Brown is an expert in the treatment and therapy of depression, anxiety, stress, and many other emotional disorders. He is a psychotherapist, with extensive experience in cognitive behavioral and insight-oriented therapy and is a psycopharmacologist, with expertise in the use of medications for emotional and behavioral conditions.

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Please fill in the contact form below or call 201-247-2339 to request an initial consultation or appointment. Dr. Brown sees all patients on an out of network basis. Your fee will be discussed at the time you schedule your appointment.