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We found 3 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept MagnaCare near White Plains, NY.

Dr. Stephen Ashley Quittman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
15 Bank Street; Suite 120b
White Plains, NY

Dr. Stephen Quittman works as a psychologist. His clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and stress management. Dr. Quittman is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Health Net, and MagnaCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Behavior Therapy, Phobias, Anger Management, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdulkader Alam, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY

Dr. Abdulkader Alam is a psychiatrist in Stony Brook, NY and White Plains, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Alam include depression and sleep apnea. He accepts Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Alam attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Apnea, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder

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Specializes in Social Work
245 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY

Ms. Barbara Block specializes in social work and practices in Hawthorne, NY. Her areas of expertise include anger management, psychodynamic therapy, and depression. Ms. Block is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Depression, Anger Management, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Issues, Life Transitions, Stress ... (Read more)



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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.