Social anxiety often begins in children. Contrary to popular belief, it does not go away in teenage or adulthood. Millions of Americans suffer from social anxiety. It prevents people from going out and interacting with their peers due to a chronic fear of humiliation.
We practice evidence-based treatment for social anxiety at Mango Clinic. Both counseling and medication are effective ways of social anxiety treatment. Although for long standing social anxiety, SSRIs and SNRIs are commonly prescribed.
I had a feeling that my social anxiety wasn’t normal, although many people tried to convince me that it was, and I should just “speak up.” Working with mental health specialists at Mango Clinic has been life-transforming for me. After a few therapy sessions, I started noticing some positive changes in my everyday interactions!
I felt my anxiety had pushed me over the edge, although people around me can’t understand. My self esteem had never been lower. Seeking help is a big step, but it was the best decision I made this year. I’m grateful to be in a better place and hope to stay on the path to recovery.
It’s hard for me to open up, even to my closest friends. Thankfully, my therapist made me feel at ease. I’ve discovered so much about the world and myself. The help I received at Mango Clinic has made me overcome some of the most difficult challenges of my life.
We have listed some common questions for your ease.
Yes. Anxiety is a mental illness, affecting up to 40 million adults in the USA. These epidemiology numbers make anxiety one of the most common mental disorders.
While occasional stress and danger-driven anxiety is quite normal, anxiety disorder is characterized by a constant and overwhelming sense of fear and worry. Having an anxiety disorder makes it a little more difficult to lead a fulfilling life, as it may affect both personal and professional relationships.
Self -assessing and taking online anxiety disorder tests can give you a good idea about whether or not you need to a mental health specialist. When you do go in to see one, a mental health specialist will diagnose anxiety disorder based on the diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
The mental health professional will want to know more about your medical history and the symptoms you have been experienced. You can expect the doctor to do a physical exam, and order different types of tests, including blood and urine tests, if they suspect an underlying medical condition may be the cause of your anxiety.
Unfortunately, our services are not covered by insurance at the moment. However, if you have an out-of-network provider coverage, we will be happy to provide you with all the required documentation (i.e., a detailed receipt with the diagnosis procedure codes) so that you can submit it to your insurance company for reimbursement. Also please note that we keep our prices as low as possible.
You may bring everything you believe may help the doctor better understand your situation.
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Most of the time medication will be prescribed on the day of the appointment, although, it is always up to a medical professional’s discretion as each case unique. There are many different variables involved, e.g., past medical history, certain medical conditions, active medications list, etc.
No, current regulations allow for telemedicine visits. You can speak with a medical provider from your home or office via a secure video line, provided you are in a private location and have consented to the use of telemedicine.
Yes, we can transmit an electronic prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
It all depends on the type of medication, its dosage, and quantity, as well as your insurance plan if you are insured. We always have pharmacy discount coupons available to all patients.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety manifests as several disorders, each with its own specific set of markers or signs and symptoms. It is not uncommon for a patient to be diagnosed with more than one anxiety disorder.
There are 5 major types of anxiety disorders, namely
Psychotherapy and medication are the two main categories under which anxiety treatments fall. An effective treatment strategy for anxiety disorder involves combining psychotherapy and medication.
Mental health specialists typically prescribe anti-depressants and benzodiazepines to help with management of anxiety symptoms. Medication has been proven to be both safe and effective.
Psychotherapy, common referred to as just therapy involves talking to a mental health specialist about your anxiety. You will learn more about your anxiety disorder, and get valuable insights on non-pharmacological ways to manage it.
Following the dosage instructions for prescribed anti-anxiety medication and being consistent with psychotherapy will help you achieve the best outcome within a short time. Some anti-anxiety medications are prescribed for short-term use, and others as part of a long-term anxiety treatment plan.
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