We found 3 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 1000 near Frisco, TX.

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

Dr. Jeanne Curtis' specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Curtis include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Curtis accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Jill Duncan practices family therapy and counseling in Frisco, TX. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and phobias. Ms. Duncan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Urszula Barbara Kelley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Urszula Kelley is a pediatric psychiatry specialist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelley include bulimia, depression, and anxiety. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelley graduated from Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine and Jagiellonian University Medical College. Dr. Kelley completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Chief Resident Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship; and Chief Resident Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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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