Regain Control with Expert Anxiety Treatment and Relief

Anxiety can make you feel as though your world is spinning out of control. Left untreated, it can wreak havoc on your physical health and leave you unable to find joy in your everyday life.

Fortunately, anxiety relief is possible, and you don’t have to struggle alone. Better yet, anxiety treatments can free you from the constant stress, excessive fear, and gnawing worries associated with anxiety disorders.

At Manuel Astruc, M.D. and Associates, we provide comprehensive services to help our patients find themselves and rediscover their joy.

Types of Anxiety

Everyone can experience periods of anxiousness and worry, but when that anxiousness, worry, and dread last too long, it can affect your health and quality of life. Anxiety disorder is the most common mental health issue. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that approximately 30% of adults will experience an anxiety disorder at some time in their lives.

Anxiety is one term for a group of conditions that share similar symptoms that interfere with daily life. The types of anxiety disorders, along with their signs and symptoms, include:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive worry and tension. You may experience physical symptoms, including irritability, sleep disturbances, and trouble concentrating. The worry interferes with daily life and can impact your work and relationships.

Panic Disorder

This type of anxiety disorder is characterized by a fear or phobia of having a panic attack. These periods of intense, overwhelming psychological and physical symptoms are so severe that some people believe they may be having a heart attack. Symptoms may include:

  • Racing heart or palpitations
  • Trembling and sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain or nauseousness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Hot flashes or chills
  • Feelings of detachment
  • Fear of dying or losing control

Social Anxiety Disorder

Suffering from social anxiety disorder creates a complex situation. This condition is marked by discomfort and anxiety about social interactions and the fear of being rejected or embarrassed. It often leads to feelings of isolation and causes people to avoid social situations, which greatly impacts daily life.


When you have a phobia, you experience a persistent fear of a specific activity or object. The fear often becomes so intense that people suffering from phobias make a concerted effort to avoid what they fear. 

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Anxiety Treatment and Relief

The long-term effects of anxiety can wreak havoc on your physical health, plus the behavioral changes it can produce may interfere with work and personal relationships. Anxiety can also lead to shallow breathing, irritability, and headaches. Untreated anxiety also puts you at a higher risk of developing depression.

However, you don’t have to live with the burden of persistent fear and worry. If you have anxiety, it’s essential to make an appointment with your doctor. Skilled physicians can rule out physical conditions that could serve as underlying causes and work with you to find the anxiety treatment that works best for you.

Silence prolongs suffering, while reaching out to experienced, compassionate professionals can bring relief and hope.

Anxiety Relief Is Just a Call Away

Contact Dr. Astruc to step off the merry-go-round and take control of your life. Anxiety may leave you going in circles, drowning in fear and worry — but you don’t have to keep suffering. Call us today at (518) 241-5864 to rediscover yourself and start feeling better.