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We found 4 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Spring, TX.

Linda R Brown, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
326 1/2 Noble Street; # B
Spring, TX
 

Ms. Linda Brown works as a family therapist, social worker, and counselor in Spring, TX and Old Town Spring, TX. Clinical interests for Ms. Brown include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Brown accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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James Toth, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
26205 Oak Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Mr. James Toth's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. Mr. Toth's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, behavior therapy, and christian counseling. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Muhammad Hanif, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17506 Red Oak Drive; #1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif's specialties are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Hanif's clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He honors Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Hardeep Kaur Bal, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1140 Cypress Station Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hardeep Bal's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bal include diabetes, obesity, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bal's office for an appointment.

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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.