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Anxiety Specialist

Anxiety services offered in New Berlin, WI

Anxiety affects more than 30% of adolescents and adults, causing serious problems that disrupt daily life for more than half of them. If you’re ready to overcome your anxiety, it’s time to consult Aruna Tummala, MD, at the Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry. As an expert in functional medicine and integrative psychiatry, Dr. Aruna takes care of your mental health, while also providing natural therapies to treat the true cause of your anxiety. To learn more about their effective services, call the office in New Berlin, Wisconsin, or book an in-person or telepsychiatry appointment online today.

What causes anxiety?

Anxiety is a natural emotional and physical response that occurs when you face a challenging or stressful event. When you feel anxious, your body quickly releases hormones that give you the energy to deal with the problem.

After your anxiety goes away, your hormone levels return to normal. However, constant or frequent anxiety causes chronically elevated hormones. High stress hormones lead to many mental and physical problems, ranging from depression and insomnia to weight gain, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

The root cause of your anxiety may be an external event, such as the first day on a new job, being stuck in a traffic jam, dealing with an oppositional child, or financial problems.

Anxiety may also begin inside your body. Any type of illness, hormone imbalance, or gut problem can trigger anxiety. In many cases, you can feel anxious yet remain unaware of the underlying problem.

What symptoms occur due to anxiety?

Because anxiety triggers a bodywide hormonal response, you may experience a range of symptoms, including:

  • Dread
  • Fear
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Stomachaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat

Some people have a panic attack, which causes severe symptoms resembling a heart attack. You may suddenly experience chest pain, sweating, and difficulty breathing.

How is anxiety diagnosed?

The team at Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry perform a psychological evaluation, as well as a root cause evaluation. During a root cause evaluation, they assess all aspects of your mental, emotional, and physical health to determine the precise cause of your anxiety.

They look at the gut-brain relationship and gut microbiome, perform genetic testing, and check for imbalances in your hormone and immune system. They may run diagnostic tests to identify inflammation, nutritional imbalances, and other potential medical problems.

How is anxiety treated?

As an integrative psychiatrist, Dr. Aruna teaches stress-reduction techniques and offers psychotherapy. Your therapy focuses on helping you access your capacity for self-love and acceptance, helping you to experience an authentic life that leads to joy and happiness.

Dr. Aruna supports your recovery from anxiety without falling back on harmful, habit-forming anti-anxiety medications. At the same time, you also receive natural therapies such as nutritional supplements, dietary changes, herbs, and Ayurvedic therapies to heal any physical causes of anxiety.

If you struggle with anxiety or conventional medical care hasn’t helped, call the Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry or request an appointment online today. 

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