We all have situations where we feel uneasy, anxious, unsure, or otherwise out of sorts at a new situation, unusual event, or receiving bad news. Often, we manage the predicament and move forward, but with anxiety disorders, these uneasy feelings of fear and stress may not go away. This is the most common form of mental illness in America, affecting 40 million people over 18 annually and nearly 32% of teens between 13-18.
Getting help is important for anyone struggling with anxiety disorders, and telemedicine can be an effective way to help people with scheduling conflicts and other issues that may make in-office visits more difficult. Let’s look at the benefits of this method by examining what anxiety disorders are and how telemedicine can help.
The feelings of uneasiness, fear, and other emotions are made more intense, persistent, and excessive with the different types of anxiety. These include:
They can present themselves in a number of ways, such as a constant sense of impending danger, panic, trembling, sweating, problems concentrating, hyperventilating, and increased heart rate.
Here are the advantages of using telemedicine to help treat anxiety disorders:
Anxiety disorders can affect people of all walks of life, including people in rural communities with no access to psychiatric help in their area, and people in urban communities in need of help but
unable afford it.
Telehealth visits mean being able to go about your daily routine without having to deal with traffic or wait in an office. You arrange for a time to meet, and you have your session in the comfort of your own home.
Not traveling to an office also reduces overhead for pricing, which helps reduce the cost of care. Many medical insurance companies are allowing for telehealth sessions to be billed, also allowing for reimbursement.
Going back to the disorder itself, telemedicine can relieve the stress associated with traveling to appointments and any associated fears that may be connected to that experience. This method can help to better mitigate some of the aforementioned types of anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorder can be difficult to manage but we can help you. Make an appointment with Dr. Venkatesh and his team at Kingwood Psychiatry today to start your treatment.