Anxiety Disorders Specialist

Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center

Psychiatrist located in Fullerton, CA

Over 18% of adults in the United States have an Anxiety Disorder. As a board-certified Adult Psychiatrist, Hina Sidhu, MD treats patients who struggle with Anxiety at her practice, Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center in Fullerton, California. Because Anxiety Disorders are highly treatable, you can get started on your customized care plan right away. Book your evaluation with the online scheduling system or call the office today.

Anxiety Disorders Q & A

Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety Disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness, and involve excessive fear or Anxiety. Anxiety refers to anticipation of a future concern and can make your muscles feel tense along with wanting to avoid people/situations. This can affect your job, school/work performance and relationships. Anxiety Disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives. But Anxiety Disorders are treatable and a number of effective treatments are available. Treatment helps most people lead normal productive lives.

Are there different types of Anxiety?

Yes- there are several types of Anxiety Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder - persistent/excessive worry involving everyday things that interferes with daily activities.
  • Panic Disorder - a combination of psychological and physical distress symptoms.
  • Phobias, specific phobia - excessive/persistent fear of a specific object, situation or activity that is generally not harmful.
  • Agoraphobia - fear of being in situations where escape might be perceived as difficult or embarrassing.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (previously called Social Phobia) - Anxiety specifically about social interactions.
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder - excessive fear/anxiety about separation from those to whom one is attached.

How is Anxiety treated?

Dr. Sidhu wants you to get through your Anxiety Disorder and learn to cope. She offers various medications that help reduce Anxiety and may even help completely alleviate symptoms altogether. She also encourages you to utilize psychotherapy. Dr. Sidhu spends time discussing your lifestyle and learning about triggers that worsen your Anxiety. She encourages you to learn and practice mindfulness/other forms of meditation/relaxation techniques. Over time, you’ll notice an improvement in your symptoms.

If you’re struggling with Anxiety, call to make an appointment at Revîv Functional Psychiatry & TMS Wellness Center today or book your consultation online.