What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a common, normal response to stress that may vary or fluctuate. Sometimes, it can become overwhelming though, and make it difficult to function as you usually do. If your anxiety turns into a panic (a sense of dread) or you have difficulty accomplishing your daily activities, it is important to get evaluated.
What can you do?
Knowledge is power. Learn and take action within your circle of power. The following links provide more information about this disorder.
I. ‘Answers To Your Questions About Panic Disorder’: https://www.apa.org/topics/anxiety/panic-disorder/
II. ‘What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?’: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd/what-is-ptsd/
III. ‘Obsessive Compulsive Disorder’: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obsessive-compulsive-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20354432/
I. ‘When Panic Attacks’: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/21548/when-panic-attacks-by-david-d-burns-md
II. ‘Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts’: https://www.amazon.com/Overcoming-Unwanted-Intrusive-Thoughts-Frightening/dp/1626254346/ref=zg_bs_9352387011_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PJ5E1AP60PCPGAT072F2/
III. ‘The Body Keeps Score’: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/313183/the-body-keeps-the-score-by-bessel-van-der-kolk-md
How to get care?
Providers at Shifa who could help: List of providers who like to focus on anxiety
- Rozina Lakhani MD MPH, Psychiatrist
- Suzy Dalgarn ARNP
- Nancy Turner ARNP
- Ken Dyer DNP
- Jeff Berger MD, Psychiatrist
- Kateryna Kuzmychova ARNP
- Kyle Ozechowski PsyD/LMHC
- Jane Small ARNP
- Dennis Gaither MD-Psychiatrist
- Eric Larsen ARNP
Providers in the area- link to a directory
- Everett / Silver Lake, WA:
- Mt. Vernon, WA:
Organization for further support
- ‘American Psychiatric Association - Help with Anxiety Disorders’:
- National Anxiety Foundation’:
- ‘Social Anxiety Foundation’: