Anxiety Specialist

Psychiatric Wellness Center

Psychiatrists located in Bakersfield, CA

Anxiety disorders are pervasive conditions that make it difficult for patients to focus on important tasks or even enjoy their lives. The professionals at Psychiatric Wellness Center are experienced in diagnosing and treating anxiety. Patients in Bakersfield, California, who think they may be suffering from anxiety should contact the office to make an appointment.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a condition that makes the patient feel worried and afraid. Sometimes anxiety is focused on a specific worry, but it may also appear as a general feeling of dread. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, but some people struggle with this issue on a regular basis. When anxiety interferes with a person’s life, they may have an anxiety disorder, and there are several kinds of these: social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

What causes anxiety disorders?

The exact cause of anxiety disorders isn’t clear. Patients are more likely to develop anxiety disorders if they’re female, divorced, and/or have a family history of mental disorders. Anxiety disorders are also more common among people who’ve been exposed to chronic stress and/or have limited economic resources.

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorders?

The severity of anxiety disorders can vary considerably. Some of the most common symptoms of these disorders include:

  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Constant, obsessive worry
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Panic attacks

Patients with social anxiety may also avoid social situations, and they may feel nauseous and scared when interacting with others.

How does Psychiatric Wellness Center diagnose anxiety?

The doctors at Psychiatric Wellness Center typically diagnose anxiety disorders based on the patient’s symptoms. Before confirming the diagnosis, they may perform a  psychiatric assessment to rule out other issues. The final diagnosis of anxiety will be made based on the criteria contained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

What treatments are available?

Patients with anxiety may need medication to control their symptoms. Some patients may take medicine every day to keep symptoms at bay, while others may take medication only when they experience severe anxiety. In addition to taking medication, patients may benefit from psychotherapy and counseling. Patients may also benefit from joining a support group for people with anxiety, as well as learning stress-management techniques.

Every patient is unique. After diagnosing a patient with an anxiety disorder, the doctors at Psychiatric Wellness Center will develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed to meet the patient’s specific needs.

Insurance Information

At Psychiatric Wellness Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. At Psychiatric Wellness Center we are currently accepting Medicare insurances and private insurances or self-pay. Please contact one of our offices if you do not see your insurance provider listed. *Service coverage varies by insurance plan.*

Adventist Health
Aetna PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Beacon Health Strategies
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield MHSA
Blue Shield of California PPO
Great West Health Care
Kaiser Permanente PPO
Our Locations

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