Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry
Outpatient Psychiatric Mental Health Clinic located in Near University Mall, Orem, UT & Lehi, UT
Anxiety disorders cause feelings of fear or nervousness that are disproportionate to their causes or triggers. At Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry in Orem and Lehi, Utah, the team provides individualized care for anxiety disorders of all kinds. To schedule your initial evaluation, request an appointment over the phone or through the contact form on the New Patients page.
Anxiety Disorders Q&A
What are anxiety disorders?
Anxiety disorders are a category of mental health condition that cause fear, nervousness, and dread. While anyone can experience these feelings in response to situations or events in life, anxiety disorders cause disproportionate feelings that appear frequently and consistently.
Many types of anxiety disorders can cause distress. Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry offers an initial 90-minute visit that includes a diagnostic evaluation. Once your providers make a diagnosis, they can develop a plan to help you manage your anxiety.
What are some common anxiety disorders?
There are multiple anxiety disorder types with different symptoms and complications. Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry can help you manage:
Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder causes nervousness and tension most of the time, even when there’s no discernible trigger. You might experience insomnia, moodiness, and trouble concentrating as a result.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
OCD causes recurring and uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and/or certain, sometimes nonsensical, behaviors (compulsions). The specific obsessions and compulsions differ from person to person.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
PTSD develops after you experience a traumatic event. It can even appear if you didn’t experience an event directly, such as if you heard the details of a horrific event or learned of a loved one’s death. It causes nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance, and other symptoms.
Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder that causes sudden and intense panic attacks. These come with symptoms like sweating, heart palpitations, and chest pain, which makes them easily mistaken for heart attacks or other physical conditions.
Social anxiety disorder
Social anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder that specifically makes you feel overly self-conscious and anxious about social situations or judgment from others.
How can I manage an anxiety disorder?
Your care plan for any anxiety disorder starts with an initial visit at Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry. The team assesses your symptoms and explores possible causes before making a diagnosis. Then, they create an individualized care plan with a long-term, holistic approach.
Treatment for anxiety disorders can vary but usually involves a combination of anti-anxiety medications and personalized psychotherapy. Your providers may also have recommendations for healthy lifestyle changes that can help you manage symptoms, such as cutting back on caffeine, exercising, eating a balanced diet, getting out into nature, and finding ways to manage your stress.
To manage your anxiety, your providers at Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry start with a 90-minute initial appointment. Each follow-up visit after that is typically 30 minutes but can last for up to an hour. These visits may involve medication management and psychotherapy.
To learn more about anxiety disorders and how to treat them, call Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry, or book your initial visit online today.