Psychiatry located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY and Danbury, CT


About Anxiety

Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety that makes it hard for you to function? Yung Park, MD, Kevin Lemaire, DO, Sima Paul, MD, Lesley Cano, PMHNP-BC, and the diverse team at Elevate Medical in Midtown Manhattan can help. The psychiatry practice diagnoses and treats anxiety through their online platform. The friendly and open-minded team customizes care, focusing on your holistic wellness rather than your symptoms. Call the New York City office today or book an appointment online.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is an emotion. It’s when you feel tense, worried, or excited. Anxiety may also cause physical symptoms like sweating or shaking.

Your feelings of anxiety are normal and how your body copes with stress. It’s even beneficial, boosting energy and concentration. Anxiety is temporary, and your feelings of worry resolve once the stress is gone.

When is anxiety a problem?

Anxiety is troublesome when it persists and gets worse, making it hard for you to function normally. Ongoing and overwhelming anxiety are signs of an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterized by persistent worry or fear without a significant cause. Examples of anxiety disorders include:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

If you excessively worry about work, health, or the safety of loved ones, then you may have GAD. 

Panic disorder

Panic disorder causes sudden, intense, and paralyzing feelings of fear even when you’re safe, or possibly lead to a panic attack. During a panic attack, you feel out of control, struggle to catch your breath, or experience an impending sense of doom. 


Phobias are an exaggerated fear of things or situations, like fear of spiders or flying. 

When should I get help for anxiety?

If you have feelings of anxiety that disrupt your usual routine or make it hard for you to work or spend time with loved ones, it’s time to schedule a consultation at Elevate Medical. 

You should also schedule an appointment if you have any unexplained symptoms related to anxiety disorders. These symptoms may include:

  • Persistent restlessness
  • Poor concentration
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty making decisions

Elevate Medical also treats specific anxiety disorders like agoraphobia (fear and avoidance of places that make you feel trapped) and trichotillomania (an obsessive need to pull out your own hair).

Your provider at Elevate Medical performs a thorough initial evaluation so they fully understand your concerns and can rule out underlying medical conditions that may explain your anxiety symptoms.  

Elevate Medical treats all ages, providing child and adolescent psychiatry as well as geriatric psychiatry.

What treatments help anxiety?

Elevate Medical personalizes treatment for anxiety, creating plans that restore the mind-body connection. Treatment may include psychotherapy, medication management, and mindful practices.

Don’t let your anxiety keep you from living your life. Call Elevate Medical today or schedule a consultation online.