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Anxiety Specialist

Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness

Psychiatric Clinic & Addiction Medicine located in Edina, MN & Lakeville, MN

If you live with persistent worries and anxiety, you’re not alone — around 40 million Americans live with anxiety disorders. Fortunately, anxiety is treatable. Adejoke Adedeji, APRN, and her team at Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness in Edina, Minnesota, provide expert diagnosis and comprehensive, patient-focused treatment for anxiety. Call Nexus of Hope or schedule a consultation online today if intrusive fears and stress interfere with your quality of life.

Anxiety Q & A

What are anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that cause intrusive and persistent worries that are often disproportionate to the situation. 

Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common type of the condition. It causes fears and worries about everyday situations such as challenges at work, family, and health. Other common types of anxiety disorders include:

  • Panic disorder
  • Separation anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

While everyone feels nervous, fearful, or worried from time to time, anxiety disorders cause persistent fears that can disrupt your behavior and have negative effects on your quality of life. 

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

In addition to negative thoughts and worries, anxiety disorders can cause a variety of mental and physical symptoms, including:

  • Sense of impending doom
  • Irritability 
  • Tearfulness
  • Reduced concentration 
  • Indecisiveness
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Avoidance behaviors

If you have OCD, you might develop ritualistic behaviors such as counting or washing your hands that temporarily relieve your obsessive thoughts or fears. 

When left untreated, these symptoms can become more severe and have an increasingly negative impact on your life. Anxiety can also lead to substance abuse and often co-occurs with depression.

When should I talk to a health care provider about anxiety?

You should make an appointment at Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness if you’re concerned about anxiety. For example, you might feel like you can’t control your anxiety or become severely distressed by your thoughts and feelings. You might feel like your anxiety interferes with your work or relationships. Remember, you’re not alone, and the team at Nexus of Hope is here to help.

How is anxiety treated?

The team at Nexus of Hope offers holistic, comprehensive care for anxiety. Following an initial evaluation, the team creates an individualized treatment plan that combines conventional treatments such as medication and therapy with other complementary services. The team looks at all areas of your life and tries to address all of the internal and external factors that influence your mental and emotional health. 

You might also benefit from making lifestyle changes to improve your overall wellness, including dietary adjustments, physical activity, and meditation. 

Call Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness or make an appointment online today for expert, personalized treatment for anxiety.