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Anxiety services offered in Houston, TX

Although it’s normal to feel worried or scared now and then, you shouldn’t be anxious all the time. Board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice Lucas Egebe, PMHNP-BC, DNP, offers expert support for people with anxiety disorders at Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic in Houston, Texas. Dr. Egebe has extensive experience helping patients relieve their anxiety and lead the lives they want. Find out what he can do for you by calling the office today. You can also book an in-person or telehealth appointment online.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is one of many normal human emotions. Feeling nervous before a special occasion or worrying about getting to an appointment on time are just a few examples of everyday anxiety. When the situation is over, the anxiety disappears.

However, for some people, anxiety doesn’t go away; it becomes so constant and severe that it interferes with their quality of life. If you’re experiencing this kind of anxiety or even feel unable to leave home because of your worries and fears, you could have an anxiety disorder.

Fortunately, you’ll find expert help and support for all kinds of anxiety disorders at Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic.

What kind of anxiety disorder might I have?

Anxiety disorders take several forms, the more common being:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

GAD is the most common anxiety disorder. With GAD, you experience continual, uncontrollable worry and fear about anything and everything, from your health and answering the phone to world events.

Social anxiety disorder

Unlike GAD, where everything is a source of anxiety, with this condition, your symptoms relate to social situations. Contact with people you don’t know, crowds, public places, and parties can be sources of intense anxiety.


Phobias are irrational but powerful fears that center on something specific. Examples include arachnophobia (fear of spiders), acrophobia (fear of heights), and aerophobia (fear of flying).

Extreme anxiety can result in panic attacks and lead to panic disorder.

What is a panic attack?

A panic attack occurs when your anxiety or fear becomes so severe you can’t control it. The worry, fear, and nervousness typical of anxiety disorders sometimes peak, triggering a panic attack that can immobilize you. Other symptoms of panic attacks include:

  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Faintness
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath

Some people cry or scream when they have a panic attack. Others can’t move or speak. These feelings are so intense that people who suffer from panic attacks often go to great lengths to avoid them. This avoidance behavior can significantly impair your ability to lead a normal life.

What treatments can help with anxiety?

Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic typically uses a combination of approaches when treating anxiety disorders.


Anti-anxiety medications reduce the extreme emotional and physical responses. You might also benefit from antidepressants, as depression often accompanies anxiety disorders.


Your provider can use several types of psychotherapy (talking therapies) to help you reduce and manage your anxiety. One that’s often successful is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which teaches you how to recognize anxiety triggers and adjust the thoughts behind them.

To find the support and treatment you need for anxiety, contact Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic. You can call to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment or book online today.

Houston Medical-Mental Health Clinic
✆ Phone (appointments): 346-241-1990
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 346-270-5897
Address: 2833 Spears RD, Suite C, Houston, TX 77067