Feeling anxious before a test or other significant event is normal, but when your anxiety interferes with your daily life, you may be among the almost 25% of American adults who suffer from an anxiety disorder. Dr. Kermani has extensive years of experience as Primary Care Physician assisting men and women control or resolve their anxiety with cognitive behavioral therapy and, if necessary, medication. As a Primary Care Physician, Dr. Kermani properly guides patients to the best regimen of care to get relief from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mood disorders. Call him by phone to schedule a consultation.
Anxiety that doesn’t dissipate afterward, gets worse over time, or interferes with your daily life, may be a sign you have a disorder, such as a generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or social anxiety disorder.
Each type of anxiety disorder has its own set of symptoms.
The symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder include:
Panic disorder may manifest as:
Social anxiety disorder symptoms include:
While you can develop an anxiety disorder at any age, you’re at greater risk when you’re shy, female, divorced or widowed. Other risk factors include:
Dr. Kermani favors caring, supportive care, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a first-line treatment for anxiety and other mood disorders. He prescribes medications to control symptoms in moderate to severe cases when needed.
Dr. Kermani spends an extended period of time with you, talking to you in depth to reveal your sources of conflict and anxiety, using CBT to eliminate negative thoughts, and treating you as an individual with unique needs.
He works with you to design a treatment plan that alleviates your symptoms and provides you with new cognitive and behavioral tools so you can manage your moods in the future.
To get started on the road to controlling your anxiety or other mood disorder, contact Dr. Kermani for a consultation. He can be reached by phone.