Do you feel overly worried or nervous a lot of the time? Is your anxiety getting in the way of daily life and keeping you from taking part in activities? At MaineHealth, we have the counselors and providers who can help you manage panic attacks, PTSD and other anxiety disorders.
Quality care, close to home
At Maine Behavioral Healthcare, we treat the whole person. We care about your physical and mental health, so we are making it easier than ever before to access behavioral healthcare through your primary care provider. We are locating counseling, therapy and many other behavioral and mental healthcare services at physician and provider practices.
Contact your primary care provider today to find community care that is close to home.
What are anxiety disorders?
Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders that cause people to be anxious, fearful and worried a lot of the time. There are different types of anxiety disorders:
- General anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
People with anxiety disorders can have more than one condition. Speak with your primary care doctor if you believe you could have an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorder symptoms
People with anxiety disorders can be:
- Always expecting bad things to happen
- Tense or jumpy
- Restless or cranky
- Worried a lot of the time
Anxiety disorders are common. If you have an anxiety disorder, you may experience the following physical problems:
- Shortness of breath or rapid breathing
- Tingling in the hands, feet, and around the mouth
- Frequent urination or diarrhea
- Tremors and twitches
- Upset stomach
Diagnosing anxiety disorders
Lab tests or other tests such as an electrocardiogram may be conducted to rule out other issues that can cause physical anxiety symptoms.
Your primary care provider may refer you to a mental health specialist to help diagnose and treat an anxiety disorder.