Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders as it is estimated that it affects more than 10 in every 100 people. There are many different types and subgroups of anxiety. At the same time panic attacks and phobias are usually grouped with anxiety disorders. Panic attack is a sudden surge of intense anxiety during which the person feels that he is going to die or lose control. There is usually no specific trigger to panic attacks. Phobia is the intense fear (anxiety) of a certain situation or specific object. This exaggerated fear can interfere with the person’s day-to-day life.
Symptoms of anxiety can be divided into physical (body) symptoms and psychological (mind) symptoms. Nevertheless, they are both interlinked, and they almost always present together. Physical symptoms of anxiety include headache, blurred vision, dizziness, dry mouth, tinnitus, heavy breathing, racing heartbeats, sweating, indigestion, diarrhea, shaking, muscle tension and pains. While psychological symptoms of anxiety include worrying all the time, feeling on edge, irritability, sleep problems, poor concentration and apprehension.
Treatment modalities used in the management of anxiety include psychological therapies (such as CBT), psychopharmacological (i.e. medications) and neuromodulation (such as TMS). The choice of treatment depends on the type of anxiety, severity of the condition and patient preference.
Dr Mohamed Abdelghani is an expert in the management of anxiety. He has special expertise in the management of anxiety disorders using different medications. Also, as part of Dyad Medical we offer novel evidence-based treatments, such as TMS. Dr Abdelghani works very closely with a number of highly skilled clinical psychologist who can provide our patients with different psychological therapies when needed.
The different treatment modalities we offer in addition to working with colleagues from other disciplines, such as psychologists, ensures that our patients receive a comprehensive and holistic service.
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