Anxiety Information

Teresa M. Anderson, M.D. -  - Psychiatrist

Teresa M. Anderson, M.D.

Psychiatrist located in Madisonville, Cincinnati, OH

More than 40 million American adults experience anxiety disorder symptoms annually. If your worries or fears prevent you from fully engaging with life, contact Teresa M. Anderson, MD, a leading psychiatrist practicing in Cincinnati, for expert diagnosis and compassionate, innovative treatments. In addition to traditional medication and psychotherapy, Dr. Anderson offers ketamine infusion therapy and personalized repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (PrTMS™) to reduce anxiety symptoms. Call Teresa M. Anderson, M.D., Inc., today or make an appointment online for customized psychiatric care for anxiety.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety disorder is a prevalent mental health condition that causes intense feelings of worry, nervousness, and fear. Your fears and concerns are usually related to a future event or perceived threat, and result in muscle tension and avoidance behaviors. Other symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Feeling nervous or tense
  • A sense of impending danger or doom
  • Increased heart rate or palpitations
  • Trembling and increased sweating
  • Difficulty concentrating and indecisiveness
  • Disrupted sleep

There are several classifications of anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most widespread form of the condition. GAD causes persistent worries or fears that get in the way of your regular activities. Your fears usually focus on everyday concerns, such as your career, family, or health. Other forms of anxiety include social anxiety, specific phobias, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

How is anxiety treated?

Dr. Anderson offers personalized treatment for anxiety. She begins with a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, overall health, and personal and family medical history. After she diagnoses you with an anxiety disorder, she creates a customized treatment plan that usually combines therapies.

In many cases, she prescribes medication to relieve your symptoms and provide you with the clarity of mind to focus your energy on resolving any underlying issues or concerns during psychotherapy sessions. In addition to traditional medicines, Dr. Anderson offers innovative alternative therapies such as ketamine infusion therapy and PrTMS™.

What is ketamine infusion therapy?

Ketamine infusion therapy delivers a low dose of ketamine intravenously. The dose is too small to provide any of the sedative properties associated with larger doses, but it does stimulate glutamate production. Glutamate is an amino acid essential to your brain function, and low levels are usually linked to mental health issues like anxiety. When your glutamate levels increase, your brain produces more neurotransmitters that work more effectively, reducing your anxiety symptoms.

What is PrTMS?

PrTMS is an innovative, noninvasive, and drug-free treatment for anxiety. PrTMS delivers a customized magnetic pulse to the region of your brain that regulates your mood. The magnetic pulse stimulates underactive neurons to improve neurotransmitter function and reduce your symptoms.

If anxiety is interfering with your life, call Teresa M. Anderson, M.D., Inc., or make an appointment online for a comprehensive assessment and customized treatment.