An estimated 301 million adults globally are affected by an anxiety disorder.

Many proven and powerful treatments are available for those suffering from anxiety disorders.

Only about 25% of those diagnosed with anxiety disorders get the treatment they need.

Participants mentioned that financial constraints and societal stigma deter them from seeking assistance.

Common Symptoms of Anxiety

Feeling anxious is a natural part of life and a typical reaction to stress or danger, keeping us vigilant and prepared for challenges. But when this anxiety is overwhelming, constant, and disrupts everyday activities, it could be a sign of an anxiety disorder. It’s important to identify when anxiety starts to impede your life and to ensure you receive the necessary support.

At Platinum Psychiatry, we offer comprehensive evaluations, accurate diagnoses, and tailored treatment plans to help you effectively manage and overcome anxiety disorders.

Irritability or Agitation


Difficulty Concentrating

Increased Heart rate

Sleep Disturbance

Muscle Tension

Excessive Worry


Trembling or Shaking

Fatigue or Loss of Energy

Shortness of Breath

Nausea or Upset Stomach

Types Of Anxiety

Anxiety can be categorized into several types based on its duration, intensity, and specific triggers.

Here are some broad categories:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Characterized by excessive and uncontrollable worry about various aspects of life, such as work, health, and relationships. Individuals with GAD often experience physical symptoms like muscle tension, restlessness, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating.

Acute Anxiety

A short-term response to a specific stressor or situation. It often resolves once the stressor is removed or the situation is resolved.

Social Anxiety

Centered around social interactions and the fear of negative evaluation or judgment from others. Individuals with social anxiety may experience heightened anxiety in social situations.

Performance Anxiety

Occurs in situations where individuals are required to perform, such as public speaking, performing on stage, or taking exams. The fear of failure or negative evaluation can be a significant component.

Situational Anxiety

Triggered by specific situations or events. Common examples include anxiety before exams, public speaking, or medical procedures.

Free-Floating Anxiety

These categories are not mutually exclusive, and an individual may experience anxiety in various forms or a combination of these. If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, seeking professional guidance can be helpful in understanding and addressing the specific challenges involved.

Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are intense episodes characterized by overwhelming fear or discomfort, often accompanied by symptoms like a racing heart, difficulty breathing, trembling, and a feeling of impending danger. To manage a panic attack, it’s essential to concentrate on slow, deep breathing, grounding methods such as tactile or verbal cues from your surroundings, and calming activities like listening to soothing music or practicing mindfulness. Consulting a mental health professional can offer personalized approaches to effectively cope with and prevent panic attacks in the future.

One in ten adults experiences a panic attack each year, affecting up to 35% of the population. Panic attacks are sometimes referred to as anxiety attacks. While many individuals have only one or two panic attacks in their lifetime, and these may resolve when the triggering stressor subsides, it’s worth noting that panic attack symptoms can mimic those of serious health issues, including a heart attack. Get help from medical professionals when encountering these symptoms.

“Symptoms of panic disorder often start in the late teens or early adulthood and affect more women than men. Factors that may increase the risk of developing panic attacks or panic disorder include family history, major life stress, a traumatic event, major changes in your life, smoking or excessive caffeine intake, and a history of abuse. Panic attacks may come on suddenly and without warning at first, but over time, they’re usually triggered by certain situations.”

How Do You Treat Anxiety?

Medication Management

Our primary approach to treating anxiety involves the careful use of medication. We specialize in prescribing a range of pharmacological treatments, including SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors), SNRIs (Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors), and other anti-anxiety medications. Our experienced psychiatrists tailor medication choices to each patient’s symptoms, medical history, and response to treatment, aiming to reduce anxiety levels and improve daily functioning.

Supportive Services

While our focus is on medication management, we also recognize the importance of additional supportive services in the treatment of anxiety. We may suggest resources such as counseling or therapy, which can be beneficial in developing coping strategies and understanding the underlying causes of anxiety. We also encourage participation in support groups for peer-based sharing and support.

Lifestyle Guidance

Managing anxiety often extends beyond medication to include lifestyle modifications. We provide advice on integrating regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and relaxation techniques into your routine, as these can have a significant positive impact on anxiety levels. Good sleep hygiene practices are also emphasized to improve sleep quality, which is often affected by anxiety.

Educational Resources

Understanding anxiety is a big step towards managing it effectively. Platinum Psychiatry offers educational materials to help patients and their families gain insights into the nature of anxiety, its triggers, and coping mechanisms. This knowledge empowers patients to take an active role in their treatment and recovery process.

Common Medications for Anxiety

 Your mental health is a valuable aspect of your overall well-being, and when it comes to mental health medications, it’s essential to approach them with care. The first step in this process is to consult with a qualified psychiatrist who can provide expert guidance. They will begin by conducting a thorough assessment to accurately diagnose your condition. Once the diagnosis is established, the psychiatrist will work closely with you to select the most appropriate medication based on your unique needs.

Medications for mental health are just one component of a comprehensive treatment plan. In addition to medication, therapy and lifestyle adjustments may also play important roles in your recovery and well-being. The chosen medication will be carefully monitored for its effectiveness and any potential side effects, and your psychiatrist will make adjustments as needed to ensure the best possible outcome.

Regular and open communication with your psychiatrist is paramount throughout this process. It allows for the fine-tuning of your medication regimen, tailored to your specific needs, and ultimately promoting optimal mental well-being while minimizing potential risks.

Remember, you’re not alone in your mental health journey, and seeking professional guidance is a positive step towards your overall health and happiness.


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) work by increasing levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that influences mood regulation. SSRIs are considered a first-line treatment due to their effectiveness and generally favorable side effect profile. They are typically started at a low dose that your doctor gradually increases.

Examples of SSRIs used to treat anxiety include:


Benzodiazepines are a class of medications used to treat anxiety and insomnia by enhancing the effects of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA has a calming effect, and benzodiazepines amplify this response, resulting in reduced anxiety, muscle relaxation, and sedation. Benzodiazepines help treat many kinds of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Examples of these drugs include: 



Buspirone is used to treat both short-term anxiety and chronic (long-lasting) anxiety disorders. It’s not fully understood how buspirone works, but it’s thought to affect chemicals in the brain that regulate mood.

Buspirone can take up to several weeks to become fully effective. It’s available as a generic drug as well as the brand-name drug BuSpar.

Our Commitment to Your Well-Being

Sadly, the stigma surrounding mental health often prevents individuals from seeking the help they truly deserve. But here’s the good news: our online psychiatry services provide a convenient way for you to connect with experienced psychiatrists without leaving the comfort of your own space.

We understand that societal stigma can create apprehension about visiting a doctor’s office, and by choosing Platinum Psychiatry, you have easy access to the support you need without judgment.

At Platinum Psychiatry, we address anxiety with a compassionate strategy that blends medication management, supportive services, lifestyle advice, and educational resources. Our objective is to assist every patient in finding tranquility and equilibrium in their lives.


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