Anxiety disorders can also co-occur with other disorders
Anxiety disorders are the most common illness in the U.S. and can develop from multiple risk factors including genetics, brain chemistry, life events, and personality. While occasional anxiety is often part of normal life, an anxiety disorder does not go away and can get worse over time. It can interfere with multiple aspects of development. In children, untreated anxiety increases the risk of poor school performance, difficulty in social interactions with family and friends, and poor self-esteem and leads to a higher risk of substance abuse.
Anxiety disorders can also co-occur with other disorders such as Depression, Eating Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and ADHD.
In children and adolescents, anxiety can manifest in various ways including feelings or emotional responses, physical symptoms, and/or behavioral issues.
Treatment often involves various options
Working with a specialist such as a psychiatrist is important to sort out what is expected or typical anxiety and what constitutes a disorder and develop a treatment plan. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable yet only a small percentage of patients actually seek treatment. Treatment often involves various options including medication when indicated. Again, working with a specialist can ensure that appropriate treatment is considered and risks/side effects are minimized.
Dr. Taghizadeh specializes in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), ADHD, Learning Disorders,
Mood Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Sports Psychiatry for children, adults, and families in Lutherville, MD, and its surrounding communities.
If you are in need of a Baltimore Psychiatrist please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Taghizadeh today.