Can a Psychiatrist Help with Anxiety?
Psychiatrists are well-equipped to diagnose and treat anxiety. Your psychiatrist will likely provide you with medications and regular psychotherapy sessions. Your anxiety medication has a higher chance of working when paired with coping strategies learned in therapy. Everyone is different and will require a highly individualized treatment plan. Lifestyle changes can also affect your anxiety levels.
Some tips for easing your anxiety includes:
- Practicing meditation
- Dep breathing exercises
- Prioritizing sleep
- Limiting caffeine
- Staying active.
You can also talk to your women’s health doctor to discuss how your hormones, menstrual cycle, and birth control contribute to your anxiety symptoms.