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Anxiety services offered in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Florida and Broward County, Sunrise, FL

Do you constantly feel anxious or worried, but aren’t sure why? You’re not alone. An estimated 6.8 million Americans have an anxiety disorder and need help managing their symptoms. At JM Psychiatry Inc, mental health nurse practitioner John Murdock, PMHNP, DNP, specializes in personalized, holistic anxiety care for adults. Dr. Murdock offers comprehensive evaluations in-office and through telemedicine to diagnose anxiety. He also provides customized treatment plans to relieve your anxiety symptoms and restore your quality of life. Call the Sunrise, Florida office to schedule an anxiety evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that causes persistent worry, intrusive thoughts, and other symptoms severe enough to lower your life quality.

Several types of anxiety conditions, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), cause anxious thoughts and feelings almost daily for six months or longer. Under the anxiety umbrella are other conditions like:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic disorders
  • Phobias

At JM Psychiatry Inc, Dr. Murdock provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for anxiety. He also tailors a treatment program to relieve symptoms and help you live your best life.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

You should schedule a consultation at JM Psychiatry Inc if you have anxiety symptoms that you can’t manage on your own. In addition to anxious feelings and ruminating thoughts, you may also experience physical symptoms of anxiety, including:

  • Shaking
  • Dizziness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Increased sweating
  • Shortness of breath

For some, symptoms of an anxiety attack can feel like a heart attack or other serious medical issue. 

You also need an anxiety evaluation if you experience changes in your behavior or isolate yourself from certain people or places because your anxiety symptoms worsen.

Dr. Murdock reviews your lifestyle, medical history, and the severity of your symptoms to confirm an anxiety diagnosis. Based on your evaluation, he customizes a treatment plan to keep your symptoms under control and prevent life-disrupting anxiety attacks.

How is anxiety treated?

Typically, the most effective way to treat an anxiety disorder is through a combination of psychotherapy and medications. Dr. Murdock takes an integrative, holistic approach to care to improve your quality of life and ensure you can meet your daily responsibilities. 

Through psychotherapy, Dr. Murdock can help you identify your anxiety triggers and any negative thought patterns you have. He can also give you tools and resources that help you shift your mindset away from anxious thoughts. You meet with him in-office or through the online telemedicine platform.

If therapy isn’t enough to relieve your anxiety symptoms, you might be a candidate for medications. A range of medications, including antidepressants and antianxiety medications, help relax your nervous system to ease persistent symptoms.

Additionally, Dr. Murdock can recommend strategies you can implement into your life to keep your anxiety levels down. These strategies may include increased daily exercise, diet improvements, and stress management techniques.

Call JM Psychiatric Inc to schedule an anxiety consultation or book an appointment online today.