Anxiety Specialist

Chronic anxiety can take a considerable toll on life, clouding opportunity and interfering with the ability to enjoy even the smallest joys. Dr. Bhojani offers skilled treatment for anxiety disorders in her patients from Forest Hills, Brooklyn area of New York, helping them understand the causes of their anxiety so they can learn to manage it.

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by Shabnamzehra Bhojani, MD, FAPA

What symptoms does anxiety cause?

Feeling anxious from time to time is a normal part of life, but when anxiety becomes chronic and pervasive, it can take a considerable toll on life, interfering with our ability to perform at school and work and disrupting our ability to interact successfully with others. The symptoms of chronic anxiety can vary from person to person, but generally may include:

  • sense of doom or danger

  • persistent bouts of nervousness and worry

  • problems focusing and concentrating

  • panic attacks, which may include feelings of lightheadedness, increased heart rate, and shallow or rapid breathing

Anxiety can have different underlying causes. While many people have generalized anxiety disorders, others may experience separation anxiety, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia and other phobias.

Is anxiety linked with other health issues?

Yes, without proper treatment and management, chronic anxiety can affect physical health, increasing your risk for heart attack, angina, chronic pain syndromes, chronic headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure, respiratory issues, immune system problems, and more.

How does therapy help address the issues of chronic anxiety?

Therapy can help by enabling patients to discover the true source of their anxiety so they can learn ways to manage it effectively. By identifying negative thoughts associated with anxiety, nervousness and panic responses, patients can learn to control those thoughts and replace them with more positive thoughts and reactions that can become “second nature” over time. As patients begin to experience success in learning to manage negative behaviors, problems with self-esteem, depression and other issues can also begin to improve. In some cases, therapy in combination with medication like anti-depressants can provide the best results, but each patient's therapeutic approach needs to be individualized to their needs and experiences in order to be most effective.

 

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  • City Search

    "The space feels very safe and good questions are asked to fully understand and target the problem."

    Helena R.
  • "Dr. Bhojani was very personable, compassionate and well put together. She was very knowledgeable and hospitable."

    Verified Patient
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    "Dr. Bhojani is a great listener, remembers what you tell her, explains things, informative and patient."

    Melody J.
  • Healthgrades

    "She is a wonderful psychiatrist, caring, empathetic towards your problems, soft spoken and yet very knowledgeable."

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    "I highly recommend her for anybody who is looking for a trustworthy, fair and knowledgeable psychiatrist."

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Location
Shabnamzehra Bhojani, MD, FAPA
110-11 Queens Blvd , Suite 1CC
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-717-8952
Fax: 718-880-1990
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718-717-8952