Anxiety services offered in Murrieta, CA

Anxiety affects the mental health of teens and adults, and without treatment, it also threatens their physical well-being, increasing the risk of chronic health problems like high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Olga Jackson, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, and Adarius Jackson, MSW, LCSW, at Duality Mental Health in Murrieta, California, provide comprehensive treatment for anxiety, whether you need help with an anxiety disorder or want to learn coping skills for everyday concerns. Don’t wait to call the office or connect through online booking to request an in-person or telepsychiatry appointment.

Anxiety Q & A

When does anxiety need mental health care?

Every time you feel anxious, your brain reacts, sending a surge of hormones through your body and giving you the energy to face the situation or flee to safety. Your body relaxes when the situation ends, and your anxiety disappears.

But sometimes, people frequently face anxiety-producing situations. Or your brain may stay on high alert, resulting in persistently high hormones and ongoing anxiety.

Your anxiety transforms from a beneficial fight or flight response to a problem when you:

  • Become overwhelmed by frequent anxiety
  • Feel anxious even if you don’t anticipate a stressful event
  • Change your life to avoid situations or people triggering anxiety

It’s time to seek help from the caring Duality Mental Health team when anxiety controls your life.

Are there different anxiety disorders?

Yes, there are at least six anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (extreme worry over daily life issues)
  • Panic disorder (unexpected and recurring panic attacks)
  • Agoraphobia (fear of leaving the place where you feel safe)
  • Specific phobia (intense fear of an animal, activity, or object)
  • Social anxiety disorder (fear of new people, social events, and performing in public)
  • Separation anxiety disorder (fear when you’re apart from family or caregivers)

Separation anxiety disorder can occur at any age, even in adults.

What symptoms accompany anxiety?

Each anxiety disorder has specific symptoms, but they all cause:

  • Fear, worry, and dread
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Excessive sweating
  • Panic attacks

A panic attack occurs suddenly and seemingly out of the blue, causing severe symptoms like difficulty breathing, dizziness, and chest pain. 

How is anxiety treated?

Your Duality Mental Health provider creates a personalized treatment plan based on your diagnosis, the cause of your anxiety, and how it affects your life. They may recommend medication management for moderate to severe anxiety and panic attacks.

Duality Mental Health also specializes in several therapies proven to help people manage anxiety. For example, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) teaches you to identify and change negative thoughts causing anxiety, and exposure therapy helps you confront and overcome the fears behind your anxiety.

Call Duality Mental Health or use online booking to schedule an in-person or telepsychiatry appointment and get the support you need to overcome anxiety today.