Anxiety Treatment


Anxiety services offered in Neptune and Toms River, NJ

Up to 31% of American adults have an anxiety disorder. If you regularly feel overwhelmed or stressed out, seek treatment immediately. At Advanced Psychiatric Care in Neptune, New Jersey and Toms River, NJ, psychiatrist Alexander Iofin, MD, provides comprehensive care for adult anxiety. After an evaluation, Dr. Iofin can make personalized treatment recommendations. Call the office or go online today to request an appointment. Telemedicine appointments are also available.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is your body’s emergency response. Everyone has anxiety occasionally, but if your symptoms become persistent, they may affect your energy levels, outlook, and physical health.

If you’re tired of struggling with anxiety, contact Dr. Iofin. After an in-office evaluation and discussion of your symptoms, he can help you feel better.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Feeling restless, nervous, or tense
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Avoiding things that trigger anxiety
  • Difficulty controlling worry

Some people with anxiety experience gastrointestinal problems, including nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Should I see a psychiatrist about anxiety?

Make an appointment with Dr. Iofin if you regularly have feelings of anxiety and they interfere with your work, relationships, or other parts of your life. That’s particularly true if you use alcohol or illicit drugs to cope with your feelings. 

What causes anxiety?

Anxiety occurs due to a variety of different reason. Sometimes, it’s due to an underlying health problem, like heart disease, diabetes, or thyroid disorders. Other times, it’s because of trauma, genetics, or another mental health problem, like depression.

No matter the cause of your anxiety, various treatments can relieve your symptoms and help you feel better.

How is anxiety diagnosed?

Dr. Iofin reviews your medical and family history, checking for health problems that might cause you to have anxiety. Next, he performs a psychiatric evaluation. Dr. Iofin asks about your feelings, thoughts, and behavior. Answer his questions honestly. Dr. Iofin works to create a safe space without judgement and relies on your responses to help guide treatment.

After gathering the necessary information, Dr. Iofin compares your symptoms with the criteria for anxiety disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and combines those guidelines with his over 40 years of experience to determine an accurate diagnosis. 

How is anxiety treated?

Treatment of anxiety typically involves a combination of prescription medication and healthy lifestyle changes. Dr. Iofin might recommend the following:

  • Anti-anxiety medication
  • Antidepressants
  • Prescription sedatives
  • Beta-blockers
  • Exercise
  • Quitting alcohol and recreational drugs
  • Using stress management and relaxation techniques
  • Eating healthily

If you have anxiety, sleep should be a priority. When you get the recommended eight hours of sleep each night, you feel well-rested and better able to take on the day. 

Call Advance Psychiatric Care today to explore the treatment options for anxiety, or request an appointment online.