Anxiety and its disorders are very common in the United States, affecting roughly 40 million adults. Fortunately, anxiety is also highly treatable. At Max Psychiatry, with convenient location in Apex, NC, our psychiatrists treat anxiety with a wide range of effective approaches, including: psychotherapy, medication management, cranial electro-stimulation, biofeedback, relaxation training and stress reduction techniques. Max Psychiatry has helped hundreds of patients in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Fuqua-Varina, Wake Forest, Holly Springs area in NC with their anxiety disorders and depression. and restored their lives back to normalcy.

Anxiety Q&A

What is an Anxiety Disorder?

An anxiety disorder is characterized by feelings of nervousness, apprehension, panic, and/or self-doubt in response to real or perceived stressors. While everyone experiences anxiety or nervousness from time to time, an anxiety disorder is a persistent and sometimes overwhelming reaction that causes distress and impacts day-to-day activities.

Are there multiple types of Anxiety Disorders? 

Yes. Among the most common are:

Generalized anxiety disorder, which occurs when a person worries excessively or experiences anxiety without an obvious stressor.

Panic disorder, which is characterized by sudden and repeated attacks of fear or panic, or a persistent dread of a repeated attack of anxiety.

Social anxiety disorder, which is anxiety or a feeling of discomfort when around others in a social situation, often accompanied by self-consciousness and a fear of being judged.

Specific phobias, which sometimes start in childhood or as the result of a frightening experience, are a severe irrational fear or reaction to specific situations or objects (e.g, excessive fear of flying or extreme fear of spiders).

What causes an Anxiety Disorder ?

Anxiety disorders may result from a variety of factors including genetics, brain chemistry, personality and life events. Regardless of the cause, anxiety and anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of patients suffering from anxiety seek professional help.

How do Max Psychiatry's doctors treat Anxiety Disorders?

At Max Psychiatry, we use a variety of approaches and often find that the best results are achieved when using a combination of treatment approaches. These may include: psychotherapy, medication management, relaxation training, stress reduction, mindfulness, and visualization techniques. Our psychiatrists are also experts in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which are among the most widely-used and successful psychotherapy treatment modalities for anxiety. Max Psychiatry team has helped hundreds of clients in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Wake forest, Holly Springs areas with their various anxiety disorders and depression

What will it cost me ?

 We accept most of the major health insurances such as Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, BCBS, United, Humana, Multiplan etc.  Click here for the full list of insurances, we accept. Please call our office at 919-386-0402 or email us at to ask about your out-of-pocket expenses.