Many people experience occasional anxiety during moments of high stress such as getting fired from a job, or when going through major life changes like divorce, marriage, pregnancy or relocating their home. However, when someone suffers from an anxiety disorder, these feelings of extreme fear and worry rarely subside.
Anxiety can quickly take over your life, causing major disruptions in your responsibilities, relationships, and quality of life. At Foundation Psychiatry, we’re proud to provide psychotherapy treatment for anxiety attacks, as well as pharmacological treatment and support for ongoing anxiety disorders. Our approach is comprehensive and customized to your unique experience and needs, and our board-certified psychiatry team is available to take appointments both remotely and in person.
Dr. Tumeh and the Foundation Psychiatry team provide our services for residents of Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and other Metro Atlanta communities. If you’re looking for therapy for anxiety from the best psychiatrist Atlanta has to offer, now’s the time to schedule your first appointment with us.
Many people mistakenly equate anxiety with fear. Though they both may bring about similar emotions, there are major differences between the two:
Fear is a natural response to a direct threat. For example, fear can alert you when a predator is chasing you, so appropriate decisions can be made.
Anxiety can feel like fear, and might cause the same hormonal, psychological and physiological actions that take place in the body. However, anxiety comes from a perceived future threat.
Because anxiety occurs in relation to an event that has not yet occurred, it can be hard to overcome. In nature, the feelings of fear subside once the predator is a safe distance away, but someone with chronic anxiety may feel like the chase never ends. Struggling with daily bouts of anxiety, panic attacks and overwhelming fear can become debilitating both mentally and physically. Common symptoms of anxiety include:
A constant feeling of tension or nervousness
Feeling like you’re in danger or like something is wrong without a clear cause
Chronic fatigue or weakness
Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
Periods of hyperventilation, excessive sweat, numb or tingly feelings in the extremities
Most people with an anxiety disorder do not experience all of these symptoms at once, or even at all.
At Foundation Psychiatry, Dr. Tumeh helps assist his patients with ways to skillfully cope with their anxiety and embark on their journey toward healing and balanced mental health. Anxiety can manifest itself in many different forms, including:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
To get the most complete care, your Atlanta anxiety treatment will begin with a full professional clinical evaluation. Dr. Tumeh uses a combination of proven techniques, including:
and other holistic methods.
By combining these methods, we can provide a comprehensive anxiety treatment plan that’s tailored to fit your specific needs.
Mindfulness is a popular meditation technique that is designed to bring you “out of your head” and build your awareness of the physical world around you. For people with anxiety, especially those who struggle with panic attacks, becoming mindful of one’s physical space can help break harmful thought cycles and “ground” the brain in reality, reminding it that it’s not in any danger.
Panic attacks are a severe symptom of anxiety disorders, and they don’t always look like they do on TV. Some people who experience panic attacks will begin to hyperventilate, sweat, or feel faint. Others become extremely irritable and hypersensitive to touch or sound, and others may experience uncontrollable tears for no discernible reason. Medication, meditation techniques, and psychotherapy can not only help to reduce the frequency of panic attacks, but help make them easier to cope with when they do occur.
While the cost and copay of your anxiety medication will depend on your prescription and your insurance provider, most providers do cover generic versions of common anxiety prescriptions. If you have concerns about your coverage, reach out to our team, and we’ll discuss your options with you.
At Foundation Psychiatry, accessible mental health care is an important part of our mission. That’s why we make it simple to schedule an appointment with us. Just use our online scheduling tool to select a time that works for you, and we’ll reach out to finalize your appointment as quickly as possible.