About 48 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders like generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness in Bloomingdale, Illinois, the caring specialists offer anxiety care personalized to every person. Book your appointment online now or call the office to learn about the wide range of innovative treatments.

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Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is intense fear, worry, or feeling of dread. Most people have these feelings from time to time. For example, it’s not unusual to feel anxiety before a big speech in front of a crowd or before an important school test.

But, if those feelings take over your life and disrupt your everyday activities, you could be suffering from an anxiety disorder.

What are anxiety disorders?
Anxiety disorders are characterized by persistent anxiety that prevents you from living normally. There are a few types of anxiety disorders, including:

Generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder is marked by daily or near-daily episodes of excessive anxiety for six months or longer.

Panic disorder

The main symptom of a panic disorder is panic attacks, episodes of overwhelming terror when there’s no apparent reason for it. Essentially, your body and mind react as if you’re under attack when you’re in a non-threatening situation. Panic attacks usually happen suddenly and can last from minutes to hours.


Phobias are the intense fear of a non-threatening thing. The many objects of phobias include flying, insects, enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), being in crowds, snakes, and many others. If there’s something out there that can be feared without reason, there’s a phobia of it.

If your anxiety causes problems in your life, it’s time to speak to the experts at The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness about treatment.

How is anxiety treated?
The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness offers a number of treatments for anxiety. They personalize your care based on your specific anxiety, its cause, and how the anxiety affects your life.

The most common treatments for anxiety include:

  • Medication management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Reiki healing
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care

Depending on the cause of your anxiety, you might need other types of treatments as well. For example, a hormone imbalance can contribute to anxiety. Bioidentical hormone replacement can resolve that problem effectively.
Anxiety prevented me from accomplishing anything in my life. But once I started to take Xanax, I understood that nothing was lost yet. By using Xanax when I felt panic attacks, I succeeded in education and got a master’s degree. Also, I was hired on the job of my dreams. If you experience anxiety like me, Xanax may be a suitable option for you. Nothing but a positive experience for me.

Anxiety can be a serious burden that steals the joy from your life, but it doesn’t have to define your future. The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness is ready to create a personalized treatment plan for you, so don’t hesitate to call the office or click the appointment scheduling tool now.