Anxiety Disorders

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Anxiety disorders
 are serious medical illnesses that affect about 19 million American adults. Unlike the relatively mild brief anxiety caused by a stressful event, anxiety disorders are chronic, relentless, and can grow progressively worse if not treated. These problems include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and others.

People with anxiety disorders may experience a wide variety of physical symptoms, including trembling, twitching, muscle tension, headaches, irritability, sweating, or hot flashes; they may have trouble sleeping and eating, may feel lightheaded, nauseated, or out of breath. They may feel tired, have trouble concentrating, and sometimes suffer depression. Severe anxiety disorders can be debilitating, making it difficult to carry out even the most ordinary daily activities.

Source. National Institute of Mental Health; Asclepeion Center for Body Mind Therapy.

Working integratively and individually, Asclepeion Center staff have had marked success in alleviating the negative effects of a variety of disease states and health issues.

To discuss what particular treatment protocols may be appropriate for any specific health issue, please contact the Asclepeion Center, (301.495.0933) to talk over your individual medical situation. For more information on what we do, see About Us and Services sections of this website.

Many people who come to us feel they have already gleaned the positive effects of treatments offered by traditional medicine. Others want to explore possible synergies drawing upon holistic alternatives. Center staff are always glad to work cooperatively with any practitioners—both traditional and non-traditional—that a client desires.