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Anxiety Specialist

Adnan Durrani, M.D. -  - Psychiatrist

Adnan Durrani, M.D.

Psychiatrist located in Lorton, VA

Over 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. Many with severe symptoms can’t enjoy their lives as a result. Adnan Durrani, MD LLC, provides access to comprehensive mental health evaluations through online telemedicine technology to ensure that your symptoms relate to anxiety. Dr. Durrani tailors a treatment plan to your individual needs and uses a combination of psychotherapy techniques and medications to help you find relief from your symptoms. Call the office in Lorton, Virginia, today to schedule an anxiety consultation or book your appointment online.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health disorder. It causes excess worry and/or persistent fear about everyday situations.

Several kinds of disorders fall under the anxiety umbrella. They include:

Generalized anxiety disorders

A generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) causes persistent, excessive worry that isn’t proportionate to actual events. This worry is difficult to control and can affect your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Panic disorder

A panic disorder causes sudden and intense anxiety or fear for no specific reason. These feelings peak within minutes during an episode, leading to a panic attack.

A panic attack causes feelings of impending doom, and you can also experience heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

Social anxiety disorder

A social anxiety disorder triggers fear and anxiety about social situations. These feelings are often so intense that you avoid going to the theater, parties, church — anywhere where crowds gather.

Phobias

A phobia describes an intense fear of a specific object or situation. Having a phobia can increase your risk of frequent anxiety and panic attacks.

What causes anxiety?

The underlying causes of anxiety aren’t well understood. But some people might develop the condition because of underlying chronic diseases, past trauma, or excessive stress.

If you suffer from depression or another mental health disorder, you can also be at increased risk of developing anxiety.

Dr. Durrani offers customized treatment plans to help you manage an anxiety disorder. He recommends that you schedule an evaluation if your anxious or intrusive thoughts or excessive worry interfere with your ability to work or lower your quality of life.

Adnan Durrani, MD LLC offers the convenience of online evaluations through a virtual telemedicine platform. You meet with him from the comfort of your own home, hotel room, or wherever you are.

How is anxiety treated?

For many patients, a combination of therapy and medications keeps anxiety symptoms under control.

Dr. Durrani uses various psychotherapy (talk therapy) and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help you recognize your anxious thoughts. He also provides you with tools and resources to reduce your stress.

Drug therapy will be necessary in some cases to relieve anxiety symptoms. Available medicines include antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. Dr. Durrani carefully supervises your use of the drugs to ensure your health and safety.

You can also expect to make lifestyle and dietary changes to improve your health. Incorporating more exercise into your daily life is an effective way to manage excess stress and prevent anxiety attacks.

All services are currently available only through Dr. Durrani’s online telemedicine platform.

Call the office of Adnan Durrani, MD LLC today to schedule an anxiety evaluation or book your appointment online.

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