Anxiety Disorders are being diagnosed in almost 20% of our population. We’ve all experienced the relatively mild and brief discomfort of anxiety. But when the symptoms intensify and become chronic, anxiety can significantly undermine our quality of life and our ability to be present with what’s happening in our lives. If left untreated, an anxiety disorder can become immobilizing and debilitating.
It is not uncommon for anxiety disorders to evolve concurrently with physical imbalances. Medications can help they but don’t treat the cause. Self-medicating with alcohol or recreational drugs can also relieve symptoms temporarily but will ultimately increase the neurotransmitter imbalances within the brain. This coping strategy will make the anxiety more intense. Since physical imbalances and/or illness can cause or contribute to anxiety, a full assessment is necessary to rule out any underlying physical cause. Often treating an underlying imbalance will alleviate the symptoms of anxiety.
Anxiety in children is most common in teenagers but can also occur in young children. This can be particularly challenging for parents. Because they don’t always have the self-awareness or language to express their fearful feelings, anxiety in children may present as moodiness, stubbornness, control issues, avoidance or oppositional behavior, even angry outbursts.
- qEEG Assessment / Neurotherapy
- Psychological Testing
- Integrative Psychiatry
- Gut/Brain Axis Nutrition
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Therapeutic Massage
- Intensive Programs