We found 5 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept Aetna Gold $10 Copay Memorial Hermann near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Counseling
9894 Bissonnet Street; Suite 640
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Effie Weir specializes in counseling. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. Dr. Weir is in-network for Aetna EPO, Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Obesity, Coaching, Holistic Approaches, Codependency, Eating ... (Read more)

Dianne Pulsipher
Specializes in Counseling
13333 Southwest Freeway; Suite 230
Sugar Land, TX
 

Ms. Dianne Pulsipher is a counselor. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pulsipher include depression, codependency, and anxiety. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Codependency, Trauma

Dr. Bhagwat P Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 Creek Way Drive
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Patel attended Ross University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder Problems, Sickle ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amir Ali is an internist in Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include heart problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Ali is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Dow Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Gynecological Problems, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite C
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashok Jain works as a pain specialist and psychiatrist in Sugar Land, TX. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain's clinical interests include depression, adolescent issues, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain honors. Dr. Jain graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Attention ... (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.
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