We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Geoffrey D P Kanter, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1250 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kanter specializes in psychology and neuropsychology. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and psychopharmacology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanter is open to new patients. He is conversant in Polish.

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Specializes in Psychology
51 Wallace Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marie Hetu's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hetu include depression, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hetu accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
330 S Pineapple Avenue; #110
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Rona Ross specializes in psychology and practices in Sarasota, FL. Her clinical interests include depression, infertility, and education consultation. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
750 S Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Valerie Fisher's area of specialization is counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, gender identity, and life transitions. Ms. Fisher takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neuropsychology
5104 N Lockwood Ridge Road; Suite 105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Federica Priano's area of specialization is neuropsychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Priano include depression, immigration issues, and grief. Dr. Priano accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Italian. Dr. Priano is open to new patients.

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a generic name given to a variety of conditions characterized by unusual amounts of fear and worry, especially unrealistic fears and tension. People who suffer from anxiety often are aware that their fears are irrational, but that knowledge does not make the feeling of being scared and anxious go away. To qualify as anxiety, symptoms must last for 6 months or more and interfere with the way a person lives their daily life. Some cases may be mild, where, for example, a person simply avoids certain situations. Other cases can be severe enough to be disabling.

Some of the specific conditions covered under the general label of anxiety include:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Panic disorder

Collectively, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues diagnosed in the United States -- even more common than depression. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with anxiety, and it is extremely common for a person with anxiety to have another illness at the same time, such as depression, a physical illness, or substance abuse.

Treatment for anxiety usually involves medication and psychotherapy together. Medications used may include antidepressants (which also work for anxiety), anti-anxiety medications, or beta blockers (which can be used to control the physical symptoms of anxiety). Psychotherapy can be useful to teach patients new ways of thinking and reacting so that they can manage their feelings of worry and fear. Support groups can also be very effective for anxiety, and they can be a form of treatment themselves for social phobias. Stress management, relaxation techniques, and meditation all help reduce feelings of anxiety or of being out of control. Finally, having a strong support network of family and friends is an excellent way to help manage the difficulties of life with anxiety.
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