Common Health Condition: Anxiety | Virtual Private Clinic in Quebec

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Our virtual doctors can offer Anxiety treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences at one point or another. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, genetics, and life experiences. For some people, anxiety can be a debilitating condition that interferes with their daily lives. If you suffer from anxiety, you’re not alone. There are a variety of treatment options available for anxiety, including medication and therapy.

What are the types of anxiety?

There are different types of anxiety, each with its own set of symptoms. The most common are:

-Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): People with GAD worry excessively about everyday things like health, money, work, and relationships. They may have trouble sleeping and feel restless, on edge, and easily fatigued.

-Panic Disorder: People with panic disorder experience unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear. These “panic attacks” can include physical symptoms like a rapid heart rate, sweating, and shaking. They may also have difficulty breathing and feel dizzy or faint.

-Agoraphobia: People with agoraphobia have a fear of situations where they might feel trapped or helpless, such as being in a crowd or on a bridge. As a result, they often avoid these situations altogether.

-Social Anxiety Disorder: Also called social phobia, people with this disorder experience intense anxiety or fear in social situations. They may worry about being embarrassed or judged by others and may avoid social gatherings altogether.

-Specific Phobias: A specific phobia is an intense fear of a particular object or situation, such as heights, animals, flying, or blood. People with specific phobias will go to great lengths to avoid the thing they're afraid of.

-Substance/medication-induced anxiety disorder – caused by taking or stopping a drug or substance

-Separation anxiety disorder – When someone is anxious about being separated from people, or even a pet.

-Unspecified anxiety disorder – When a person experiences anxiety symptoms that cause significant distress or impaired functioning but the type of anxiety disorder is unknown

-Anxiety due to another medical condition

What are the causes of anxiety?

There are many different causes of anxiety, and it is often a combination of several factors that leads to an anxious state. Some of the most common causes of anxiety include:

-Genetics: Anxiety can be passed down from parents to children

-Environment: A stressful or traumatic environment can lead to anxiety

-Brain chemistry: An imbalance of brain chemicals can cause anxiety

-Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions such as thyroid problems, heart disease, and diabetes can cause anxiety

-Substance abuse: Abuse of alcohol or drugs can lead to anxiety

If you are struggling with anxiety, it is important to talk to a doctor or a mental health professional to determine the cause or causes of your anxiety and develop a treatment plan.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

When someone is experiencing anxiety, they may feel a number of physical symptoms, including:

-heart palpitations
-shortness of breath
-trembling or shaking
-feelings of choking
-chest pain
-nausea or upset stomach
-feeling dizzy or lightheaded
-sense of unreality (derealization)
-feelings of detachment from oneself (depersonalization)

Fear and anxiety can also cause behavioral changes, such as:

-avoiding situations that trigger anxiety
-withdrawing from others and becoming isolated
-difficulty concentrating or sleeping

How is anxiety treated?

There are many different ways to treat anxiety, and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s important to experiment and find what works best for you.

One of the most common and effective treatments for anxiety is therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that helps people change their negative thinking patterns and behaviors.

Medication can also be an effective treatment for anxiety. Anxiety medications can help lessen the symptoms of anxiety and make it easier to manage. However, it’s important to note that medication should be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment, such as therapy or lifestyle changes.

There are also a number of things you can do on your own to help ease your anxiety. Some self-care strategies that may help include:

-Getting regular exercise

-Getting enough sleep

-Practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or progressive muscle relaxation

-Avoiding caffeine and other stimulants

Anxiety can be a tough battle to face, but you don't have to do it alone. Our online doctors at Eden tElemed and mental health specialists are available to help you manage your anxiety. Remember to be patient with yourself, as it takes time to find what works best for you. And if you ever feel like you're struggling too much, don't hesitate to reach out to us for professional help.

Which medications are prescribed to treat anxiety?

The most common medications prescribed to treat anxiety are:

-Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as: Citalopram (Celexa), Paroxetine (Paxil), Sertraline (Zoloft), Fluoxetine (Prozac) and Escitalopram (Cipralex)

-Serotonin -norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) such as Duloxetine (Cymbalta) and Venlafaxine (Effexor).
All of these anxiety medications are available online through Eden Telemed.

Can I get a referral to see a mental health specialist for regular therapy?

Eden Telemed can give you and your loved ones access to a range of mental health specialists to improve your wellbeing, including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, mental health workers or clinical social workers.

Can I get an online consultation for anxiety on Eden Telemed?

Absolutely, you can speak directly to a licensed doctor online about your anxiety in minutes, from your phone, tablet, or computer. Get a diagnosis, treatment or prescription for anxiety from the comfort of your home or office.

How does an online consultation for anxiety work?

Booking a doctor’s visit on Eden Telemed about anxiety treatment is very easy. You simply need to tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll connect you with a doctor. All of our consultations are private and confidential, and take place over secure chat, phone, or video.

Am I covered by insurance for telemedicine or online consultations with private doctors ?

Yes. Most insurance companies reimburse part or all of telemedicine and private healthcare services depending on your insurance coverage. However, it is always best to check with your insurance.

Can I get a prescription to treat my anxiety on Eden Telemed?

Of course! During your consultation, if necessary, our online doctors can prescribe you medication to treat anxiety so you can feel better, faster. You can get your prescriptions sent to any pharmacy or have them delivered straight to your door for free!

How do I get a blood test?

During your consultation, if necessary, our online doctors can prescribe you lab or blood tests to analyze your condition. Our nurse team can perform lab & blood tests in the comfort of your home or office. Private lab costs are covered 80% or more by most private insurances. Results are obtained quickly within 24 hours for the majority of tests. Our medical team will guide you through the process and let you know if you need to be fasting or not.


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