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Anxiety Specialist

Mencia Gomez, MD -  - Adult Psychiatrist

Integrated Mind Medicine

Mencia Gomez, MD

Adult Psychiatrist located in , FL

Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health disorder in the United States. If you live with distressing or disruptive anxiety, contact Mencia Gomez De Vargas, MD, at Integrated Mind Medicine in Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. Gomez provides expert diagnosis and an integrated approach to treating anxiety. Call Integrated Mind Medicine, or schedule a consultation online today if anxiety is interfering with your quality of life.

Anxiety Q & A

 

 

What is anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that cause intrusive, distressing, and disproportionate fears and worries. 

Everyone feels anxious occasionally, but these feelings are usually related to a specific stressor, like family health or a big project at work, and the anxiety passes. An anxiety disorder doesn’t go away on its own and typically becomes more severe with time. 

There are several types of anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder, which causes intense fears about everyday situations, is the most common type of anxiety disorder. However, you might also experience social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or specific phobias. 

Many patients with anxiety also have other mental health conditions. For example, you might have symptoms of depression or post-traumatic stress disorder as well as anxiety.

When should I talk to a doctor about anxiety?

Anxiety can cause a variety of disruptive mental and physical symptoms, including:

  • Feeling nervous, restless, or tense
  • Sense of panic or impending doom
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Reduced concentration and decision-making
  • Changes to eating habits
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Rapid respiration or heart rate
  • Trembling
  • Digestive symptoms
  • Avoidance

If these symptoms sound familiar and are interfering with your ability to perform at work or function at home, it’s time to talk to Dr. Gomez at Integrated Mind Medicine. She offers personalized treatment plans to help reduce your anxiety and return to a fulfilling life. 

How is anxiety treated?

When it comes to treating anxiety, Dr. Gomez takes a broad, integrated approach. She begins with a consultation to assess your condition and get to know your needs. 

You explore the causes of your apprehension and sadness and work together on practical and affordable solutions to your day-to-day challenges. 

Many patients benefit from a combination of multidisciplinary therapeutic modalities. Depending on your needs, Dr. Gomez creates customized treatment plans that could include:

Dr. Gomez uses innovative pharmacogenomic testing to identify which medications are most likely to provide rapid relief from your symptoms. 

While medication can relieve your symptoms, psychotherapy provides a safe and nurturing environment for you to explore and resolve your thoughts and emotions. Dr. Gomez can also teach you different techniques for coping with anxious feelings. 

Additionally, many patients benefit from adjusting their diets and adding physical activity to their daily routines. Dr. Gomez might also recommend meditation, yoga, or other activities that can help you calm your mind and manage your anxiety.

Call Integrated Mind Medicine, or make an appointment online today if you have anxiety that is disrupting your health and quality of life. Telemedicine visits are available for your convenience.