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You may not have realized, but anxiety in Americans is at an all-time high. No matter how alone you may feel in your struggle with anxiety, you can be sure that many others are going through a similar experience, and while this knowledge does nothing to alleviate your own experience, you may take comfort in knowing that there is help out there for you and the many others who suffer from this very common and very disruptive issue. 

MedSmart Men's Wellness Center offers comprehensive treatment and recovery plans for men who suffer from anxiety no matter the source. Take a look below to get a better idea of common causes and treatments of male anxiety, as well as answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions we get during our intake sessions. If you are suffering from anxiety and you are ready to take the next step towards recovery and getting your life back on track, contact the team at MedSmart as soon as possible. We will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan designed to address the root cause of your anxiety, recognize patterns and habits to avoid, and look towards the future with confidence.


Causes of Anxiety in Men

Anxiety, at its most basic, is your body’s natural response to stress. For many, this response manifests itself as a feeling of fear, heightened awareness, sensitivity to external stimulation, cyclical thoughts about the future, and a persistent feeling of worry. Anxiety is normal to experience before giving a speech, performing in front of a large group, presenting a project at work, or other stressful situations, but a feeling of constant anxiety is not something that anyone should have to endure. 

If you are experiencing ongoing anxiety that may or may not be directed at anything in particular, this could be the end result of a number of psychological, environmental, or physiological factors. Reducing your anxiety requires a holistic approach that accounts for all possible inputs in order to build a clear path towards recovery.

Types of Anxiety

The following are some of the most common types of anxiety, and may or may not encompass your own, unique experience. Whether or not any of the following rings true to your own situation, contact us today so we can begin to take a closer look at your anxiety and work on a program to help you get this distracting and overwhelming condition under control. 

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, commonly referred to as OCD, is a disorder that causes the sufferer to engage in repeat, irrational behaviors because of cyclical thoughts and anxieties. Many common obsessions stem from cleanliness or order and lead to things like repeat handwashing or constant organization. OCD can have a serious impact on the sufferer’s life, as well as their relationships, their ability to keep steady employment, and otherwise pursue an enjoyable life. Fortunately, there are a number of effective treatments for men suffering from OCD.

Panic Disorder

A panic disorder is characterized by repeat, chronic panic attacks, which typically happen unexpectedly and without clear triggers. The panic attacks themselves can be extremely disruptive, but the fear of each next attack can also have a tremendous emotional burden on the sufferer. There are many effective medications for shutting down a panic attack as it begins, which can be extremely helpful for someone with a panic disorder to finally regain control over their lives without ongoing fear or the next attack.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a disorder that many people may develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event such as a murder, rape, or accident. PTSD has many different symptoms, one of which may be chronic anxiety about the event repeating itself, as well as nightmares, depression, and fear. Post-traumatic stress disorder can have serious, long-term impacts on the sufferer if left untreated, but fortunately, there are many effective treatments for this disorder such as EMDR, CBT, and many more options that the MedSmart team will be happy to discuss with you.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety is a real problem for many men, and causes fears of being judged by a peer group, embarrassed or ridiculed, and may result in behaviors like avoiding social settings, over-drinking, or suffering from overwhelming anxiety at gatherings. Many people who suffer from social anxiety disorder may not even realize that they are experiencing social situations differently than others, which can lead to men dealing with this disorder throughout their lives without the help they deserve.

General Anxiety Disorder

General anxiety disorder is an overarching term for chronic anxiety that does not seem to stem from any particular situation or event. People suffering from GAD may experience ongoing anxiety about things like natural disasters, illnesses, or unexpected death, which can have a serious impact on the quality of their life. GAD can be effectively managed with comprehensive therapy and medication as we work to address the root causes and help you form healthy mental habits around your anxiety.

Common Anxiety Treatments

The team at MedSmart takes a varied approach to anxiety disorders, seeking to treat both the symptoms AND the root cause of the issue. This may mean a combination of counseling and medication or could focus more heavily on either treatment OR medication specifically. The decision about how to effectively leverage both of these options is based on your unique situation in order to work towards the best possible outcome.

Treating anxiety in men requires a different approach than anxiety treatment in women, because anxiety has different symptoms in men, and impacts them differently. This is why the team at MedSmart takes a male-specific approach to anxiety treatment. 

By taking a combined approach of both psychotherapy and medication, you can work with your counselor in order to both control the symptoms of your anxiety through effective medication usage AND attempt to get to the root cause of the problem. Treatment without medication can be effective, but a combination of the two often has better success rates. If you are suffering from any type of anxiety, you will benefit greatly from learning about the underlying issues and root causes in order to develop healthy mental habits meant to reduce your suffering and work towards long-term behaviors that can limit chronic or ongoing anxiety. In order to get a clear understanding of how we can help you work on your anxiety, either through treatment only or with a combination of treatment and medication, we will develop a specific plan for your situation in order to work towards the best results. 

Medication vs. Counseling

The question of taking anxiety medication versus seeking anxiety counseling is difficult to answer, as counseling and ongoing education about the disorder and ways to manage the disorder is essential to making progress, regardless of whether or not the medication is another part of the treatment. Without counseling and education about how to manage the symptoms and the root issues that lead to the anxiety, the medication is simply functioning as a crutch that the user may become reliant on without building tools to manage the problem on their own.

To determine whether or not medication is right for you, we encourage you to contact our team and start working with an anxiety specialist as soon as possible. There are many different medication anxieties that have different effects and usages, and working with a trained professional who can monitor the results of your medication is one of the most important ways to use this type of tool in your journey towards recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions About Anxiety

The following are a few of the many questions we answer during our intake sessions, as well as general answers. Keep in mind that your situation is unique, and the answers we will provide for you are equally unique, meaning you will want to reach out to us and ask these questions (and more) to your counselor as you work together about your anxiety. 

How can I use medicine to treat my anxiety?

There are many different types of medicine that are intended to treat specific types of anxiety, anxiety disorders, and panic attacks. Depending on the types of medication you will be using for your own anxiety, you and your counselor will be able to develop a plan meant to mitigate the most pervasive issues you are suffering from regarding your anxiety while also creating a comprehensive plan to work through these issues with therapy. Some medications can effectively shut down a panic attack in moments and should only be taken in the early stages of an attack, while others are meant to be taken daily in order to reduce general anxiety throughout the day. 

How common are anxiety-related issues among men?

Anxiety among men is extremely common and is on the rise across the planet. While women are more than twice as likely to suffer from anxiety-related issues, roughly one in five men suffer from anxiety, and these statistics are likely to continue climbing as the world continues to come to grips with the long-term realities of the coronavirus. While some men suffer from intermittent anxiety related to specific situations or behaviors, others may suffer from general anxiety or anxiety disorders that are pervasive throughout their lives. Fortunately, MedSmart offers anxiety treatment specifically designed for men. Remember that you are not alone in this struggle and that millions of men suffer from anxiety across the United States every day. However, whether or not others experience symptoms like your own, your own anxiety is your most important concern. We are here to help.

How soon can I get treatment for my anxiety?

Contact the team at MedSmart as soon as possible to discuss our availability and schedule your intake. We will work to get you working with a counselor immediately so you can start working on solutions for your anxiety now. We understand the urgency of addressing anxiety issues and disorders, and your treatment is a top priority for our team.

How soon will I see improvement from my anxiety treatments?

The outcomes of any anxiety treatment will vary on a case-by-case basis, meaning that you may experience immediate relief from a treatment that someone else will only have marginal improvements from after four weeks. There is no easy answer to this question, but the best way to get an idea of your unique situation is to start working with a counselor as soon as possible. Today is the best day to get started because help is here. The sooner you are working with a trained professional, the sooner you can expect results. Keep in mind that you may be able to start taking a medication that provides immediate relief, but long-term improvement may take an extended therapy course to truly notice a lasting difference. 

Is anti-anxiety medication habit forming? 

Benzodiazepines are one of the most common classes of anti-anxiety medications currently in use and are known to be addictive. However, there are many other types of anxiety medications that are not habit-forming, and your counselor will work with you to find the best medication for your unique needs. Many people experience great results with the use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs, which are common anti-depressant medications that can provide significant relief from depression-related anxiety without a worry about forming dangerous habits or addiction. 

Talk to a MedSmart Doctor Today

Reach out to us as soon as possible to connect with a MedSmart professional today and get started on a comprehensive treatment plan for your anxiety. No matter how overwhelming and pervasive your anxiety may feel, there is help for you. Our team focuses exclusively on male anxiety, and we use this specific approach to work towards successful outcomes based on years of research. We combine therapy and medication to help you achieve the results you deserve so you can get your life back on track without the weight of anxiety.

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Doctors and staff are great. At MedSmart Wellness Center they understand the impact of Low T and work with their treatment options to get you back to normal levels. I have been going to MedSmart Wellness Center for several years and have been very satisfied. I look towards my weekly visit. I strongly recommend MedSmart Wellness Center. Don't hesitate in seeking help. You will not regret it

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I just started working with all the wonderful people at MedSmart Wellness Center, such a load taken off of my shoulders. They take the time to sit with you, listen to your concerns, and explain the treatments, and options. If you have been battling these uncomfortable issues we as men face sometimes in our lives, I would highly recommend MedSmart Wellness Center. Thank you guys so much!

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