It’s normal to experience occasional anxiety, but if overwhelming distress or intense fear prevents you from doing everyday activities, you may have an anxiety disorder. Child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist Dr. L. David Willison IV, MD, PhD, specializes in treating anxiety disorders at his private practice in Los Angeles. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable — call to book an appointment today.
Anxiety disorders are a group of psychiatric conditions that involve extreme, persistent feelings of worry and fear. Each disorder has unique symptoms, but all anxiety disorders cause excessive worry in nonthreatening situations.
As an anxiety disorder specialist, Dr. Willison treats the full range of anxiety disorders, including:
If excessive anxiety interferes with your daily life, you’re not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental health problems in the United States. About 18% of adults and 8% of children and adolescents suffer from some type of anxiety disorder.
Anxiety symptoms may vary depending on the type of disorder you have. Common symptoms of anxiety include:
Physical symptoms of anxiety include:
First, Dr. Willison performs a thorough psychiatric evaluation, which includes a discussion of your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Once he provides an accurate diagnosis for your anxiety disorder, he develops a personalized treatment plan to help improve your life.
Dr. Willison has extensive experience treating all types of anxiety disorders with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure response prevention (ERP). He also offers medication management and an integrative approach to treatment that might focus on lifestyle and behavioral treatments.
To find out how you can overcome your anxiety, call the office of L. David Willison IV, MD, PhD, to book an appointment today.