Anxiety Disorders

Choulet Wellness -  - Concierge Psychiatry

Choulet Wellness

Concierge Psychiatry & Wellness Specialists located in Scottsdale, AZ

Anxiety disorders are mental health conditions that cause excessive fear or worry about everyday things. Unfortunately, these fears often affect daily life and responsibilities. Concierge psychiatrists at Choulet Wellness, led by Dr. Brook Choulet, specialize in diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders. Our psychiatrists take an integrative and evidence-based approach to care, designing treatment plans that optimize your mental and physical well-being. Call the office in Scottsdale, Arizona, or schedule a consultation online today.

Anxiety Disorders Q&A

What are anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders cause excessive fear and worry about everyday things and interfere with daily life. There are many types of anxiety disorders, including:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

People with GAD excessively worry about everyday things or situations, such as their health or job. 

Panic disorder

With a panic disorder, you have repeated panic attacks. During a panic attack, you experience intense physical symptoms such as sweating, heart palpitations, or shortness of breath that give you a feeling of impending doom. 

Panic attacks occur unexpectedly, and people with a panic disorder may constantly worry about their next episode.

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder causes feelings of nervousness and worry about social situations. 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

People with OCD experience unwanted thoughts or urges that trigger compulsive behaviors. 

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Though the types of anxiety disorders have specific triggers, they all cause similar symptoms. With an anxiety disorder, you may experience:

  • Excessive fear or worry
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating or trembling
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Desire to avoid things that trigger your anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Feeling weak or tired

If you suffer from excessive fear or worry and it affects your ability to manage your daily life, schedule a consultation with Dr. Choulet. 

How are anxiety disorders diagnosed?

The psychiatrists at Choulet Wellness are very thorough and conduct a comprehensive 60-90 minute initial evaluation to understand your mental, emotional, and psychological well-being. 

During your initial consultation, your psychiatrist  reviews your history and screens for numerous mental health conditions. She also runs lab work to rule out a medical condition that might explain your symptoms.

Dr. Choulet and her associates diagnose anxiety disorders by comparing your symptoms to the criteria set by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-5). 

How are anxiety disorders treated?

Dr. Choulet takes an integrative and evidence-based approach to mental health treatment. She customizes your anxiety disorder treatment plan based on the disorder type, the severity of symptoms, and your preferences.

She works closely with you, designing a plan that helps you take control of your mental well-being. Treatment may include:

  • Therapy
  • Medication management
  • Mind-body exercises
  • Mindfulness
  • Nutrition coaching
  • Nutrition supplements

Once your treatment plan is in place, your psychiatrist at Choulet Wellness schedules follow-up appointments to provide the care you need. These appointments may be conducted in-office or through telemedicine. 

For a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to your mental well-being, call Choulet Wellness or schedule a consultation online today.