Psychiatry & Mental Health located in Framingham, MA


If you suffer from anxiety, you know how debilitating it can be and how it can limit your relationships, opportunities, and daily functioning. Fortunately, you can find relief and strategies to manage and overcome your anxiety with Virginia Ndoro FNP-C, PMHNP-BC,  at Iasis Solutions in Framingham, Massachusetts. Virginia offers anxiety diagnoses and treatment plans that may include therapy and medication. Don’t let your anxiety define you. Take back control of your life from anxiety by booking an appointment at Iasis Solutions online or over the phone today.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is an unsettling sense of worry or fear that everybody experiences from time to time — though uncomfortable, it’s a natural response to stress that helps keep you alert and ready to respond to danger at any moment.

The anxiety that everyone feels from time to time, like the nervousness you feel before a big test or a job interview, is not the same type of anxiety you experience with an anxiety disorder. 

Instead, anxiety disorders cause frequent, persistent fear and worry over everyday situations. Often, these fears seem irrational or trivial to others, but they are very real to the anxious individual. 

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety causes both psychological and physical symptoms, which vary by the individual and their unique mental health challenges. In fact, many individual mental health disorders can be categorized as anxiety disorders, like:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD

  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobia 
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Specific phobias

Regardless, in addition to broad anxiety and fear, anxiety disorders cause psychological symptoms such as

  • A sense of impending doom
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty controlling worried thoughts 

Physical symptoms of anxiety can be extremely disruptive. They include issues such as:

  • Rapid breathing 
  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Chronic fatigue and frequent, unexplained aches and pains
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) problems

Anxiety can also cause you to feel mentally and physically restless and tense and cause you to avoid certain situations or objects to avoid panic. 

Should I seek help for my anxiety?

Consider seeking help for your anxiety if:

  • You have trouble controlling your anxiety
  • Your anxiety is causing secondary issues, like substance abuse or depression
  • You think your anxiety is a symptom of a physical health problem
  • You have suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Your anxiety is interfering with your relationships, work, and other parts of your life

If you’re struggling with anxiety, remember that you’re not alone and you’re not broken. With the right care and support, you can live a full, bright life even with anxiety. 

Iasis Solutions offers numerous evidence-based services to help you treat your anxiety, including medication, talk therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

When you’re stuck in anxiety, it can feel like there’s no way out. Don’t believe the lie. Empower yourself by booking an appointment for an in-person or virtual appointment with Virginia Ndoro at Iasis Solutions online or over the phone today.