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  • Save the time, money, and effort of in-person appointments.

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is a common reaction to stressful situations people encounter daily. However, persistent anxiety may progress into a more serious mental health condition that can manifest as excessive worry and fear. It may also cause physical symptoms such as muscle tension and headaches.
There are a number of ways to manage and reduce your anxiety symptoms. Online anxiety treatments are an effective and convenient way to get the care you need from the comfort of your home.
Virtual platforms like LifeMD offer personalized treatments with licensed professionals to help you reduce the impact of anxiety on your life. If necessary, licensed healthcare providers can also prescribe anxiety medications to help you manage your condition.
Take control of your mental health by scheduling an online appointment today.

How It Works

1. Schedule

Book a telehealth appointment from wherever you are. No insurance necessary.

2. Chat

Meet with a board-certified doctor or nurse practitioner from your mobile device.

3. Pick It Up

Get a prescription if needed (save up to 90%), and pick it up at your pharmacy.

Medications Prescribed for Anxiety

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

This is a common anxiety and depression medication that can also be used to treat mental health conditions. SSRIs work by increasing the levels of serotonin — the body’s feel-good chemical — in the brain.

By blocking the absorption of serotonin into the neurons, SSRIs make more of the chemical available. This helps to improve overall mood and outlook on life.

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Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

SNRIs can help relieve anxiety symptoms such as irritability and worry. They work by blocking the absorption of serotonin neurotransmitters and norepinephrine — the chemical responsible for regulating stress reactions — in the body.

When the body can’t absorb these chemicals, the brain has more of them available, which helps to improve mood.

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Buspirone (Buspar)

This medication is used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) by providing short-term symptom relief. It balances the levels of dopamine and serotonin — the mood-boosting chemicals — to regulate feelings of anxiety.

Buspar may also be used as an alternative treatment option if an individual doesn’t respond well to SSRIs or SNRIs.

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Common Questions About Anxiety

What exactly is an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety disorder is a persistent physiological response to stress or perceived threats. It’s usually characterized by persistent and intense feelings of worry, fear, and nervousness that can significantly impact daily life. If you’re experiencing anxiety, you may also:

•Be restless and irritable
•Have concentration difficulties
•Have a rapid heartbeat
•Have shortness of breath

There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. If you suspect that you may have anxiety, it’s important to consult a medical professional for a diagnosis.

How do I know if I have anxiety?

Recognizing anxiety in yourself can be challenging because it can be different for each individual.

Common signs of anxiety include:

•Excessive worry
•Sleep disturbances
•Muscle tension
•Restlessness and irritability
•Panic attacks

If these symptoms are persistent and significantly affect your day-to-day life, it’s recommended to seek professional help from a licensed healthcare provider. They can perform an assessment to determine if you have anxiety or other related conditions and can recommend an appropriate treatment plan. They can also refer you to a mental health specialist, if needed.

How is anxiety treated?

There are a number of ways to treat anxiety, but combination therapy is a common approach. Combination therapy means two or more of the following for part of your treatment and daily routine:

•Lifestyle changes

Depending on your individual condition, your healthcare provider will make the appropriate recommendations.

Can you treat anxiety online?

Online anxiety treatments can be an effective option for many individuals. LifeMD offers convenient access to care from the comfort of patients’ own home, which can also be a more private and secure way for someone to receive the help they need.

The convenience of online treatments offers flexible scheduling, continuous access to resources, and ongoing support from licensed professionals. If you receive any prescription medication for anxiety, LifeMD will send the scripts to your local pharmacy for convenient pickup.

Are online anxiety treatments personalized?

Most telehealth services offering anxiety treatments strive to provide personalized care.

At LifeMD, your doctor will tailor your treatment to meet your individual needs. Everyone’s anxiety manifests itself in different ways. Having a doctor that truly understands your unique experience with anxiety will result in a specific treatment that will help you take control of your mental health challenges.

Can telehealth services prescribe anxiety medication if I need it?

Although telehealth services can be an effective anxiety management method, there are limits to the medication they can prescribe to help.

While LifeMD affiliated providers are able to provide prescription initiations or prescription refills on most medications, they do not provide prescription initiations or prescription refills on controlled substances. This includes prescriptions for common anti-anxiety medications like clonazepam (Rivotril), alprazolam (Xanax and Valium), and lorazepam (Ativan).

What kind of anxiety treatment does LifeMD offer?

LifeMD offers access to a team of healthcare professionals who are dedicated to your well-being. They can perform an assessment during a virtual consultation and provide support by recommending:

•Lifestyle modifications
•Stress-management strategies
•Certain prescription and over-the-counter medications, if appropriate.

Can anxiety be cured?

While there’s currently no way to cure anxiety in the traditional sense, anxiety can be effectively managed. And symptoms can often be reduced with proper treatment. Following a professional treatment can help you learn healthy coping mechanisms, develop resilience, and improve your overall well-being.

Committing to mental health services like attending therapy sessions, taking medication, and implementing lifestyle changes has helped many people reduce their anxiety and the way it affects their lives.

Working with a mental health professional can help ensure proper long-term anxiety management.

Can I measure the effectiveness of online anxiety treatments?

The effectiveness of your online anxiety treatments can be measured using various methods.

Your doctor may also evaluate pre-determined treatment goals with you, discuss improvements, and assess your overall emotional function.

It’s important to also communicate openly and honestly with your provider during your assessments. You should also alert them to any concerns or changes you notice while on medication. Effective communication can also help your provider make adjustments to your treatment plan if necessary.

Will my online anxiety treatment be covered by my insurance?

LifeMD currently does not accept insurance for our memberships, however memberships are HSA/FSA eligible. Here are some other facts, tips, and pointers to help ensure you're saving on your medical care through LifeMD:

Prescription Medications: We strongly recommend using the health insurance you have to pay for your prescription medications. If you find that your copay is too high, try out our prescription discount card - you could save up to 95% off wholesale price!
Labs: Most labs are covered by insurance. LifeMD also offers significantly discounted lab pricing - up to 92% off! In many cases, we'll cover the cost of your labs.
Visits: While you can't use your insurance for LifeMD visits at this time, thankfully some (or all!) visits are included for free with LifeMD memberships. With the TotalCare plan, your first visit is on us. And the Concierge plan provides you with unlimited visits, on us.

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