Anxiety is the most common reason people seek psychiatric help. Manifestations of anxiety include physical and mental discomfort, ranging from heart palpitations and lightheadedness to a sense that one's mind won't shut down and gets stuck in overanalyzing issues. These symptoms are exhausting and lead to indecisiveness and avoidance behaviors.
Treatment involves identifying triggers, thought distortions, and behaviors that inadvertently reinforce anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective in treating anxiety. A medication consultation is a part of the evaluation.