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Anxiety Specialist

MiracleMed Wellness

David Jensen, DO

Functional Medicine & Exclusive Telehealth Provider Serving in Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, AZ & St. George and Salt Lake City, UT Now offering virtual visits

Anxious? Extremely worried? Having trouble concentrating? Occasionally feeling anxiety is a normal part of life. Lasting or severe anxiety can be a sign of something more serious. Telehealth practitioner David Jensen, DO, diagnoses and treats anxiety disorders and coordinates with specialists in Utah and Arizona to ensure that you get the care you need. Put anxiety behind you by calling MiracleMed Wellness today or booking a consultation online.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Some levels of anxiety are a normal part of life. On the other hand, anxiety disorders bring feelings of extreme and intense worry, fear, or doom. With anxiety disorders, your anxious feelings are usually out of proportion to the circumstance or event.

These anxious fears can quickly escalate into panic attacks. If left untreated, anxiety can be difficult to control. It will get in the way of daily life — going so far as to trigger depression.

What are the different types of anxiety?

There isn’t just one kind of anxiety. Your life circumstances, the environment you live in, the foods you eat, worries about your health — all can trigger anxiety. These things can lead to different types of anxiety, like:

  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Anxiety often points to the presence of other mental health disorders, like clinical depression. Dr. Jensen identifies your anxiety disorder to create a comprehensive management plan suited to your specific needs.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety causes many symptoms. The most common are:

  • Nervousness, restlessness, or tension
  • A feeling of impending doom, panic, or terror
  • Pounding heart
  • Rapid breathing
  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Feeling weak or exhausted
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
  • Avoiding circumstances that trigger anxiety

You might also have trouble concentrating or focusing. You might find it difficult to manage your worrying thoughts.

Dr. Jensen offers telehealth services and a concierge treatment model, so you can reach out to him whenever you need to. All concierge patients have access to Dr. Jensen’s cell phone number, so you can even call or text him after office hours.

How is anxiety diagnosed?

Dr. Jensen begins by taking a complete medical history. He asks about your symptoms and the situations that make you feel anxious. He does a physical exam, checking for signs of an underlying medical condition that would need treatment.

How is anxiety treated?

Dr. Jensen usually treats anxiety disorders with therapy, medications, or a combination of the two. He also helps you manage anxiety that’s accompanied by depression.

When necessary, Dr. Jensen coordinates your care with local specialists. He refers you to the appropriate mental health provider and works with them to ensure that you receive the care you need.

Is there a relationship between anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are separate conditions but commonly occur together. Anxiety can be a symptom of clinical depression, while an anxiety disorder can trigger a depressive episode.

Treating depression is similar to treating anxiety. Your provider combines therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes to ease or eliminate the condition.

You don’t need to struggle with anxiety. Call MiracleMed Wellness today or book a consultation online.