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What is Anxiety/Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety is an emotional reaction to an immediate danger and is more related to a fight or flight reaction. Anxiety disorders involve repeated periods of unexpected feelings of intense fear, nervousness or panic that reaches a highest level within minutes, it can be also referred as panic attack. At First Light Psychological Services in Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY our diagnostic assessment and differential diagnosis made by experienced professionals can help you identify your symptoms and create coping strategies priorly in order to improve your quality of life.


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What are the types of anxiety?

There are several types of anxiety disorders some of the major types of anxiety include the following:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Panic disorder
Selective mutism
Separation anxiety disorder
Social anxiety disorder

Causes of anxiety:

Some of the common causes of anxiety include Stress at school, Stress at work, Natural disasters, Financial issues, Emotional trauma e.g. death of a loved one, Stress from a medical issue, Relationship issues , Side effect of medicines, Drug addiction , Family problems etc.

What are the signs and symptoms of Anxiety?

Common signs and symptoms of anxiety are Restlessness, Higher breathing rate Higher heart rate, Fatigue, Sleep disturbance, Trembling of limbs, Stomach problems, Sweating, Poor concentration, Noise sensitivity, Depersonalization, Obsession, Irritability, Inability to control anxious thoughts, Nervousness, Avoidance behavior for the triggers of stress and Intuition of danger, etc. If these signs and symptoms are being a concern connect with us at First Light Psychological Services in Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY.


Common Risk factors of Anxiety

Common factors leading an individual towards anxiety include Suffering from a trauma, Stress due to health issues, Stressful events, Personality type, mental health issues, Family history and Use of illicit Drugs.

Treatment of Anxiety:

Treatment of Anxiety includes different approaches like:


Including anti-anxiety medicines and certain antidepressants i.e. selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are generally considered first-line therapy for anxiety, Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are also used to treat anxiety, other medicines such as beta blockers are used to treat hypertension related to anxiety some other medicines are also used accordingly. Our practitioners will always prefer to prescribe the best Anxiety Medicines in Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY at First Light Psychological Services to make sure instant results.


Also known as talk therapy or psychological counselling, research has shown it to be effective in the treatment of panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, among many other conditions. Book Psychotherapy treatment session in Kew Gardens, NY & Farmingdale, NY at First Light Psychological Services and let us see how we can help you.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT):

CBT aims to stop negative thoughts such as Anxiety by breaking down things that make you feel anxious or scared, by making your problems more manageable, it can improve the way you feel. At First Light Psychological Services, we make sure to deliver quicker results – no lengthy booking process and no need to wait for days to get Cognitive behavioral therapy for Anxiety in Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY.

Complications of Anxiety:

Anxiety can lead an individual towards developing other issues like Chronic stress, Depression, Drug abuse, Social isolation, Negative behaviors, Overthinking, Decreased performance at work, Suicidal tendency, etc. In order to save your anxiety from progressing into given complications Book an appointment with First Light Psychological Services in Kew Gardens, NY & Farmingdale, NY and let us help you.

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