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An anxiety disorder can dominate and disrupt your life. Now you can treat your anxiety disorder from the comfort and privacy of home with telemedicine care.

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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States, affecting about 18% of the population. Even though one in four adults will deal with an anxiety disorder in their lifetime, less than a third of people who struggle with anxiety receive treatment.

You don’t have to just live with your anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are treatable—with counseling, medication, or a combination of the two. Workit’s anxiety treatment program includes:medical care from an expert clinician, group counseling, optional 1:1 coaching, and a curriculum of therapeutic courses handpicked for you. 

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Anxiety looks different in everyone

Long-term feelings of fear and anxiety can cause major life issues, including affecting relationships, school, and work.

Signs and symptoms of anxiety can vary, but the National Institute of Mental Health tells us that common symptoms may include:

Feeling wound up or restless

Feeling tired and irritable

Muscle tension​

Inability to control feelings of worry​

Sleep problems​

Panic attacks​

Safe and non-addictive anxiety treatment​

Our clinicians are trained in the unique needs and concerns of people with mental health issues. They will discuss your situation and medical history with you, and prescribe safe and non-addictive medications that fit you best. These medications work best in combination with evidence-based therapeutic interventions like those you receive from group counseling, coaching, and our virtual curriculum.

Medications that are often prescribed include:

SSRIs

SNRIs

Mirtazapine

Buspirone

Hydroxyzine

Clonidine

Propranolol

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FAQs About Treating Anxiety

How is anxiety different from normal worrying?

Everyone worries sometimes, but that is different from a clinical anxiety diagnosis.

Most often when people refer to anxiety, they mean generalized anxiety disorder. Those dealing with generalized anxiety disorder tend to feel worried, anxious, or nervous even when there is little or no reason to worry. Their anxiety is difficult to control and affects their daily lives. Generalized anxiety disorder affects 6.8 million adults of the US population.

There are other anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety, stress, phobias, PTSD, and certain depressive disorders.

What causes anxiety disorders?

There is no single answer that applies to everyone.

For some people, anxiety disorders appear to be genetic, running through generations of their family. Anxiety can also arise out of trauma or stress. It can be a result of brain chemistry, when neurotransmitters aren’t produced or processed as expected. Anxiety can be created or made worse by alcohol or substance use, and by withdrawal from those same substances. Anxiety disorders can also accompany some medical conditions and chronic pain. 

An anxiety order is not a sign of weakness; it is a medical condition with many possible causes.

How does telehealth treatment for anxiety work?

Workit Health’s program for treating anxiety disorder includes all of the components of effective treatment—all available via our app.

Our telehealth anxiety treatment includes

  • virtual appointments with a licensed clinician
  • medication management (when clinically appropriate)
  • participation in online support groups led by a licensed counselor
  • optional 1:1 coaching sessions
  • unlimited access to chat-based messaging with your care team
  • a hand-picked therapeutic recovery curriculum

Can I drink while taking medication for anxiety?

Mixing alcohol and anxiety meds can make you feel more anxious, or can even put your health at risk. With some medications, your doctor may okay moderate drinking. If you don’t know whether you’ll be able to abide by your doctor’s suggested limits, it’s safest not to drink at all.

If you have a dual diagnosis of alcohol use disorder and an anxiety disorder, make sure your doctor knows about both. It may affect which medication or therapy is most effective for your treatment.

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By Workit Health Content Team

Editor Workit Health

Medically Reviewed by Thomas "Keith" Riddle, PA-C

Updated 06/06/2022