How to Manage Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults suffer from anxiety and depression, which is 18% of the population. With the 2020 outbreak of the coronavirus, nearly half of all Americans report that the crisis is harming their mental health. If you’re worried, depressed, sad, angry, panicked, or feeling helpless, you are not alone.

At Grassroots Healthcare, our internal medicine physician, Dr. Melita Tate, uses a holistic approach to help you manage anxiety and other mood disorders. Let’s take a closer look at some of the symptoms of anxiety and ways you can manage it, so that it’s not detrimental to your quality of life.

Understanding anxiety

Anxiety is a condition that occurs when your body responds to stress. It’s characterized by worry about what is going to happen or a real or perceived threat. When anxiety persists for weeks, months, or years, it progresses to a clinical level and can be categorized as:

There are many specific types of anxiety. Talk to our team about what you are feeling and experiencing so we can help get to the root cause of your problem. 

Symptoms of anxiety

General symptoms of anxiety include:

Suicidal thoughts are also common when you suffer from anxiety and depression. Please reach out to our office for help or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Coping with anxiety

Whether you are suffering anxiety because of COVID-19 or you were feeling it long before the national pandemic, we have a few suggestions to help you manage it at home:

If you need further help, we’d love to partner with you to test you for nutrient deficiencies and hormone imbalance. Many of our patients get great results when they give their body the right formulation of nutrients and adjust and optimize their hormone levels. Call us for compassionate and comprehensive care to help you through anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, and PTSD. You can also book online

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