Mental Health & Psychiatric Medication Management located in San Antonio, TX

Anxiety services offered in San Antonio, TX

Anxiety can sometimes become so extreme it takes over your life and causes disabling panic attacks. If you’re suffering from disabling anxiety, talk to our providers at Aura Psychiatry, PLLC in San Antonio, Texas. We understand children and adults’ difficulties in overcoming anxiety disorders and provide holistic treatment with respect and compassion.

Call Aura Psychiatry, PLLC and arrange an in-person or telehealth consultation to benefit from expert care and support. You can also book an appointment online today.


What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a familiar feeling for most people. It’s the stress and nervousness you feel before an important appointment or presentation and the worry you experience waiting for test results. Anxiety occurs frequently, especially if you lead a hectic life, but in a healthy person, it comes and goes.

If you have an anxiety disorder, your feelings might be extreme, happen repeatedly or all the time, or both. Anxiety disorders cause immense distress and interfere with your ability to study, work, and enjoy life.

Anxiety isn’t just one disorder; in fact, there are many anxiety-related conditions. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most common, where fears develop across all aspects of your life. Phobias are also common, but your anxiety has a specific focus. In this case, seeing, experiencing, or just thinking about the object of your phobia sets off your symptoms.

You can develop a phobia or irrational fear of anything, but typical examples include heights, snakes, spiders, and confined spaces. Social anxiety disorder is a phobia that focuses on being with other people.

Anxiety often occurs alongside depression. It’s also a significant feature of conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

In addition to overwhelming worry, fear, and stress, anxiety disorders can cause:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Appetite changes
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Trembling

Sometimes, these symptoms heighten dramatically, leading to a panic attack. You might even develop chest pain and struggle to breathe, as though having a heart attack. The need to avoid panic attacks can make you reluctant to go anywhere or do anything that could trigger one.

To benefit from expert treatment that reduces anxiety, whatever its cause, call Aura Psychiatry, PLLC today or book an appointment online.