How Integrative Psychiatry Helps Women Experiencing Anxiety

Many women today struggle with anxiety and they just want to feel better and experience a day free from their anxious thoughts.

How women experience anxiety can be different person to person; what works for one woman may not work for another.

Here, I’m going to walk you through why an integrative approach to anxiety is the best approach to treating your anxiety.

Identifying the type of anxiety you experience is the first step to determining the right medication for treatment. This allows for faster relief, less side effects, and better long term outcomes.

Identify the Type of Anxiety

The first thing I do is I identify the type of anxiety someone is experiencing based on how their symptoms manifest in their lives. This helps me to identify what area of the brain needs to be treated or where in the brain we are having either too much activity or not enough activity.

By understanding how their symptoms manifest allows me to better choose the type of medication that would be most appropriate for that type of anxiety.

Determine If Supplements are Needed

​The second aspect of my integrative approach is to determine if supplements are needed to treat the anxiety or support the medication regimen.

There are specific supplements that are great to just support overall brain health and then there are specific supplements that can help support treatment for anxiety.

For example, one client who had more trouble sleeping at night but was already on an antidepressant for anxiety might be recommended to take a supplement to support relaxation.

Supplements also offer a less invasive option compared to western medicine that could lead to more side effects or dependence. Not all supplements are created equal and we make sure to recommend the best brands with the right dosing for your needs.

Nutrition Psychiatry

The third aspect of my integrative approach is nutrition psychiatry.

What you eat has a big impact on the overall function of your brain and your mood. There are things in our diets that can make anxiety worse or contribute to it.

There are even healthy food items that you could be eating that need to be consumed in lower or higher amounts depending on the type of anxiety you experience. Between Two Gardens Psychiatry will offer tailored diet recommendations that will support your mental wellness.

​If you think you might be struggling with anxiety, I have a free source called “32 Hidden Signs of Anxiety That Women Need To Know About.”

In the meantime, if you would like an integrative approach to treat your anxiety, schedule an alignment call today. The 20-minute alignment call is where I get a better understanding of what you are experiencing and see if we are a good fit to work together to treat your anxiety.

At Between Two Gardens Psychiatry, we understand that mental wellness is a journey, but you don’t have to do it alone. We are here to support you.