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Anxiety Specialist in Los Altos and Surrounding Neighborhoods

What Is An Anxiety Disorder?

With the increase in our exposure to daily stress, anxiety in our day to day lives continue escalate.  Anxiety disorders are a mental health issue where a person suffers from feelings of worry and distress that affect a person’s day-to-day life. The anxiety often disrupts the patient’s occupation or education, his or her relationships, and daily enjoyment. Anxiety disorder can occur in a variety of forms but is most often found in Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder or Social Phobia.

What Symptoms Are Associated With Anxiety?


There exists a variety of anxiety disorders that may contribute to disruptive feelings of unease or worry. Moments of extreme fear or concern can prevent you from openly enjoying life. It may be difficult to identify the exact cause of your fears or compulsions, despite the overwhelming nature of the feelings.  Continuous obsessions and unrelenting compulsions are extremely frustrating and can damper daily productivity and success in school or work. Social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder are common conditions in both teens and adults.

How are Anxiety Disorders Treated?


Typically a customized integration of psychotherapy including exposure and response prevention, in addition to medications, are used to treat anxiety disorders. The prescribed treatment plan will depend on the patient, the degree of severity of the disorder, and how the patient is responding to therapy or medication. Dr. Kamis creates individualized treatment plans for each of her patients with anxiety as every patient has a unique experience and has specific needs to be addressed.

Dr. Kamis help in developing effective treatment plans for the following anxiety conditions and mental health conditions:

  • Generalized Anxiety 

  • Panic Disorder

  • Social Anxiety/Phobia

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Specific Phobias

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