Sometimes it seems that everyone has experienced a bout of anxiety at some point in their life, but what is anxiety? And what if an anxiety disorder was more than just anxious feelings that might just come and go away, what if it prevented you from living your life as fully as possible? In this program, sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Cathrine Frank discusses the symptoms and treatments for panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and generalized anxiety disorder. Dr. Frank is a psychiatrist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Frank starts by explaining exactly what anxiety is and the symptoms of anxiety. She helps listeners to understand how anxiety is treated touching on both medication and cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Frank also addresses the other types of anxiety like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and phobias.
She talks about how anxiety disorders can affect daily living and how to start a conversation with your doctor. She recommends “…I certainly encourage people if they have questions to start with their family doctor. And if symptoms persist and rob you of pleasure of your life then to seek more answers because you want to find someone who will help you live your life to the fullest.” If you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety, this program is a must-listen.
Cathrine B. Frank, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Northwestern Memorial HospitalDr. Cathy Frank is a psychiatrist on the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial and vice chair of Clinical Affairs and associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. more >