Diagnosing Anxiety Disorder
People who suffer from anxiety disorder generally exhibit symptoms that may include any number of the following:
- Feeling nervous
- Feeling helpless
- Having a sense of impending doom
- Breathing rapidly
- Excessive sweating
- Frequently fearing the worst outcomes in situations
- Having trouble concentrating on anything other than the present worry
Anxiety disorder often occurs in conjunction with other disorders such as Depression or Bipolar Disorder, making it very difficult to properly diagnose and treat without the assistance of objective diagnostic brain imaging. It is reported that those who suffer from Anxiety Disorder see an average of five physicians before being successfully diagnosed and treated.
By using CereScan’s state-of-the-art SPECT brain imaging, our specialists can identify the areas of the brain that are generally involved in Anxiety Disorder and provide the treating practitioner with an evaluation supported by objective evidence. Positive identification of regional brain dysfunctions, as well as the presence or absence of other conditions (such as Depression or Bipolar Disorder), allows our physicians to correlate a patient’s behavioral problems with the underlying biologically based disorder. In other words, your anxiety may be in your brain, not just your mind.
Our comprehensive report can help your medical provider create a targeted, individualized treatment plan that will lead to better outcomes and improve the quality of your life.