We found 2 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 with IVF near Pearland, TX.

Specializes in Psychology
2225 County Road; 90 Ste 201-a
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Doreen Lerner works as a psychologist in Pearland, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lerner takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lerner's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Branka Kosarac is a family practitioner in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Kosarac's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kosarac is open to new patients. After attending the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Anxiety, Smoking Cessation

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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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