We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Viant near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Psychology
51 Wallace Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marie Hetu works as a psychologist in Sarasota, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. Dr. Hetu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. James M Benedick, EdD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
5104 N Lockwood Ridge Road; Suite 303f
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. James Benedick is a social worker. Clinical interests for Dr. Benedick include depression, existential psychotherapy, and phobias. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Forensic ... (Read more)

Deborah S Kaufman, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Office 1; 7727-a Holiday Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Deborah Kaufman specializes in social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: critical incident stress management (CISM), depression, and life transitions. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Kaufman takes.

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All Interests: Depression, Holistic Approaches, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Critical Incident Stress ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
3800 S. Tamiami Trail; Suite 315
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Mary Brand specializes in social work. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and meditation. Ms. Brand honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work
8051 N Tamiami Trail; Suite 43
Sarasota, FL
 

Ms. Barbara Hamann's area of specialization is social work. Ms. Hamann's areas of expertise include depression, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Hamann honors.

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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.