Anxiety is the body’s physiological response to stress. It is normal to be nervous before an important test or a job interview. However, if feelings of anxiety persist for a long time, it can lead to physical and mental problems.

Dr. Seif specializes in diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders. Her diagnosis process aims to pinpoint the root cause of the problem, so she can set up the right treatment for the patient’s individual needs.

What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders?

Patients with anxiety often display some or most of the following symptoms:

  • Feelings of nervousness
  • Sleep problems
  • Feelings of fear and panic
  • Uncontrollable shaking and fidgeting
  • Cold, sweaty and tingly hands or feet
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea, dizziness, or feeling light-headed
  • Difficulty sleeping and insomnia
  • Not enjoying activities

Anxiety Treatment Plans

As soon as a diagnosis is given, Dr. Seif will create an individualized treatment program. This includes one or both of the following treatment methods:

1. Psychotherapy

This treatment for anxiety includes talking through the patient’s issues and determining the source of their anxiety and understanding their mental state. The next step is providing effective coping mechanisms that the patient can implement into their life to make a positive change.

2. Medication

Advanced cases of anxiety disorders necessitate treatment with medication. Depending on the severity of the patient’s condition, Dr. Seif will prescribe the proper medication.

Dr. Seif can help her patients begin their journey towards a calmer and more tranquil life.