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We found 4 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 1000 near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Jeanne Hatcher Curtis, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
5850 Town and Country Boulevard; Suite 1001
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jeanne Curtis works as a psychologist in Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Curtis's clinical interests: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and dialectical behavior therapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curtis honors.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Premarital Therapy, ... (Read more)

Jill Duncan
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
10588 Legacy Drive; Suite #207
Frisco, TX
 

Ms. Jill Duncan specializes in family therapy and counseling. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and phobias. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Duncan's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Employee Assistance ... (Read more)

Anne Kip Watson, MA
Specializes in Counseling
2770 Main Street; #154
Frisco, TX
 

Ms. Anne Watson works as a counselor in Frisco, TX. These areas are among Ms. Watson's clinical interests: behavior therapy, christian counseling, and narrative therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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All Interests: Infidelity Issues, Sports Health, Separation, Premarital Therapy, Neglect, Relationships and Dating ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Urszula Kelley, who practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric psychiatry. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelley include bulimia, depression, and anxiety. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kelley attended Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine and Jagiellonian University Medical College for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kelley has received include Texas Super Doctors; Chief Resident Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship; and Chief Resident Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

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All Interests: Bulimia, Depression, Eating Disorders, Feeding Disorders, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety ... (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.