A Discussion of Anxiety Disorders

September 29, 2012

The holder of degrees from Columbia University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a former clinical assistant professor with New York University Langone Medical Center, Dr. Reed Moskowitz assists clients as a life coach. Dr. Moskowitz has appeared on CNBC, CBS Sports, Hard Copy, and several regional news stations to discuss anxiety disorders.

More than 40 million American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder annually. While stressful situations are a common occurrence in everyday life, their negative effects usually dissipate shortly after the conclusion of the event. Anxiety, on the other hand, consists of recurrent feelings of fearfulness for at least six months. The longer the problem continues, the greater the likelihood of more significant physical and mental issues, including alcohol and substance abuse. Mental health professionals recognize different types of anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Treatment ranges from antidepressants, beta-blockers, and other forms of medication to cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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