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Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA

Do you or does your child worry excessively about everyday activities? If feelings of worry, nervousness, or fear interfere with your concentration, your sleep, or your ability to socialize, it could indicate the presence of an anxiety disorder. The outstanding team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California, has extensive experience evaluating anxiety and designing personalized treatment plans using the most advanced therapeutic techniques to address anxiety symptoms and related conditions. If you have questions about anxiety disorders, assessment tools, or treatment options, or you’d like to schedule an appointment, call the office today. The clinic is now offering telehealth to patients in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Woodside, Menlo Park, Atherton, Napa, Orinda, Hillsborough, Belvedere Tiburon, Blackhawk, Noe Valley, Malibu, Beverly Hills, and La Jolla

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What is an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety is a normal response to certain life events, but excessive, ongoing worry or fear can indicate the presence of an anxiety disorder. This common mental health condition affects an estimated 40 million adults and 13 million adolescents in the United States. Anxiety can have a significant, negative impact on your ability to perform everyday tasks, your personal relationships, and your physical health.

Anxiety is a condition that can arise on its own or in response to difficulty caused by an existing condition, such as depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

There are many types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but most types of anxiety share the following symptoms:

  • Constant, intrusive worry, nervousness, or fear
  • Difficulty remaining calm
  • Poor concentration
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trembling, sweating, or muscle weakness
  • Digestive issues

Because additional mental health conditions frequently co-occur with anxiety, it’s essential to have an assessment by a trained and experienced mental health provider for an accurate diagnosis.

What are the steps in diagnosing anxiety?

If you or your child is experiencing anxiety symptoms, the skilled clinicians at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic perform a comprehensive evaluation using evidence-based assessment tools. When this assessment is complete, your expert recommends the best possible treatment options to relieve your symptoms and help you regain control over your life.

What is the best solution to address anxiety?

Because anxiety manifests differently in every patient and often occurs along with other disorders, a personalized, multidisciplinary treatment plan is the best solution to address the condition. The experienced clinicians at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic work with patients and families to design customized treatment plans that meet the unique needs of the individual.

Your personalized treatment plan may include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Family therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Biofeedback
  • Neurovisual training

The team is made up of experts in a variety of neuropsychological specialties who collaborate effectively to offer coordinated care for comprehensive treatment of anxiety disorders.

To learn more about assessment and treatment options for anxiety and related conditions, schedule a consultation at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic. Call the office today.



Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic
366 S. California Avenue, Suite 14
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-204-4779
Fax: 650-204-6502
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