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Specializes in Psychology
average rating 3 stars (2 ratings)
3610 Galileo Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Scot Machlus' specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Machlus include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Norma Bernardina Sanchez Humala M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.6 stars (45 ratings)
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez Humala is a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanchez Humala include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sanchez Humala is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Before performing her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Sanchez Humala attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Dr. Sanchez Humala has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez Humala honors.

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Mrs. Mary Monica Burton LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
6835 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Ms. Mary Burton practices family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Burton include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Burton is open to new patients.

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Ghazanfar Khan
Specializes in Neurology, Geriatric Psychiatry
Attn: Ghazanfar Khan; Attn: Ghazanfar Khan
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ghazanfar Khan practices geriatric psychiatry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khan include depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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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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