Psychiatry & Medication Management located in Denver, CO

Anxiety can shape the course of your normal daily activities, making it difficult to enjoy your routines. Thankfully, Denver, Colorado residents have an outstanding mental health resource in the team at Peak Interactive Wellness. If you’re searching for help for yourself or a loved one, contact the team online or by phone to schedule a visit.  

What is clinical anxiety, and how does it affect everyday life?

Anxiety is critical to human survival and fuels your “fight or flight” response. But when excessive and persistent feelings of fear and worry are outside your control, it may indicate an anxiety disorder. 

The team at Peak Interactive Wellness treats many types of anxiety disorders, including:

Social anxiety disorder

Also known as social phobia, this anxiety disorder centers on a fear of social settings. People who experience social anxiety disorder often go to great lengths to avoid social interaction due to fear of embarrassment or worry about what others think of them. 

Generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive worry about day-to-day activities and events. People with this condition feel anxious and unsettled almost daily for six months or longer. 

Specific phobias

A phobia is an intense, uncontrollable fear of a specific object or situation. Some examples of common phobias include fears of blood, flying, and heights. Many people feel nervous when confronted with these things; those with phobias have an abnormally intense fearful reaction.  

What are some signs I might have anxiety?

Anxiety takes on many forms. Some of the symptoms of various anxiety disorders include:

  • Muscle tension
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • Feeling restless or tense
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • Sweating or trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Gastrointestinal problems

You may be so focused on specific fears that you can’t concentrate on important tasks, including family or work obligations or self-care.

What are some treatment options for anxiety?

Treatment begins with a thorough assessment of how anxiety affects your daily life. Your practitioner then works closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to reduce anxiety symptoms. 

Treatment for anxiety typically involves a combination of medication and talk therapy. Talk therapy offers a wide range of benefits. It focuses on teaching you how to accurately assess a situation and identify when your response does not align with the risk that the situation presents. 

Over time, you learn how to react in healthy ways to problems or thoughts that once provoked anxiety. Enhancing resiliency is a central focus within therapy. 

Medications can help manage anxiety. It’s important to note that finding the right medication and dosing schedule to meet your needs can take time. 

Call or reach out online to schedule an in-office or telemedicine appointment at Peak Interactive Wellness.