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Anxiety Treatment at Renaissance Behavioral Medicine

At Renaissance Behavioral Medicine, we offer evidence-based therapies for generalized anxiety disorder, helping you reduce worry and improve your quality of life. Our expert team, led by Dr. Etefia, is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care to those struggling with anxiety.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a common mental health condition characterized by persistent and excessive worry or fear about everyday situations. While it is normal to experience anxiety occasionally, anxiety disorders involve intense, prolonged anxiety that can interfere with daily activities and overall well-being.

Symptoms of Anxiety

The symptoms of anxiety can vary widely and may include:

  • Excessive worry or fear

  • Restlessness or feeling on edge

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Irritability

  • Muscle tension

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Fatigue

  • Rapid heartbeat or palpitations

  • Sweating or trembling

  • Avoidance of anxiety-provoking situations

How to Manage Anxiety

Managing anxiety involves a combination of therapeutic approaches, lifestyle changes, and self-care techniques. At Renaissance Behavioral Medicine, we tailor our treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Therapeutic Approaches:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Helps patients identify and challenge negative thought patterns and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

  • Medication Management: When necessary, we may prescribe medications such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications to help manage symptoms.

  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques: Practices like mindfulness meditation and progressive muscle relaxation can reduce anxiety and improve overall well-being.

Breathing Tips for Anxiety

Breathing exercises are an effective way to manage anxiety in the moment. Here are a few techniques to try:

Deep Breathing:

  1. Find a quiet place to sit or lie down.

  2. Place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen.

  3. Take a slow, deep breath in through your nose, allowing your abdomen to rise while keeping your chest still.

  4. Exhale slowly through your mouth.

  5. Repeat for several minutes until you feel calmer.

4-7-8 Breathing:

  1. Inhale quietly through your nose for a count of 4.

  2. Hold your breath for a count of 7.

  3. Exhale completely through your mouth for a count of 8.

  4. Repeat the cycle three to four times.

Box Breathing:

  1. Inhale through your nose for a count of 4.

  2. Hold your breath for a count of 4.

  3. Exhale through your mouth for a count of 4.

  4. Pause and hold your breath for a count of 4.

  5. Repeat the cycle several times.

Expert Care in Beverly Hills & San Mateo, CA

If you or a loved one is struggling with anxiety, Renaissance Behavioral Medicine is here to help. Our dedicated team in Beverly Hills and San Mateo, CA, is committed to providing the highest quality of care to help you manage anxiety and improve your quality of life.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call our offices.

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