Anxiety Specialist

Dura Medical

Behavioral Health & TMS and Ketamine Specialists located in Naples, FL

Anxiety is common, affecting nearly everyone from time to time. But if you struggle with ongoing or severe fear, worry, or anxiousness, turn to Dura Medical in Naples, Florida. Behavioral health specialists Stephen Durand, CRNA, APRN, Kathryn Hart, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CPNP-PC, and their expert team offer a variety of anxiety treatments that provide a better quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health condition that causes ongoing worry or fear in situations that don’t bother most other people. You might constantly worry about normal everyday situations, have repeating thoughts, or avoid social situations. 

Treatment can reduce unpleasant anxiety symptoms and help you thrive in any environment.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Common signs and symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Sense of impending danger or doom
  • Nervousness, tension, or restlessness 
  • Rapid breathing
  • increased heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating or trembling
  • Problems concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Stomach problems
  • Avoiding anxiety triggers
  • Difficulty controlling worry
  • Ongoing aches and pain
  • Substance misuse

You might have depression along with anxiety, which can lead to constant feelings of sadness. See the Dura Medical team at the first sign of anxiety or depression that diminishes your quality of life.

What are the risk factors for anxiety?

Anxiety can happen to anyone, but some factors increase your risk of struggling with it. Examples include:

  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Past trauma
  • Family history of anxiety
  • Chronic diseases or illnesses
  • Ongoing stress
  • Certain personality traits
  • Depression
  • Other mental health disorders

Keeping stress levels low, staying physically active, and seeking help at the first sign of a problem are good ways to lower your risk of anxiety.

How does my provider diagnose anxiety?

To find out if you have anxiety, the Dura Medical team discusses your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. They complete a physical exam if needed and a comprehensive psychiatric assessment. Your provider may recommend you undergo a blood test to detect or rule out underlying health problems.

How is anxiety treated?

Common treatments for anxiety include:

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes that may reduce anxiety symptoms include regular exercise, avoiding drugs and alcohol, limiting caffeine, not smoking, eating nutritious foods, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting plenty of sleep.


Dura Medical offers medication management to reduce symptoms of anxiety and give you a better quality of life.


Exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other forms of psychotherapy teach you ways to better cope with your condition or emotions and reduce unpleasant symptoms. 

Other treatments

If you struggle with depression in addition to anxiety, your provider may suggest transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), ketamine infusion therapy, nasal sprays, or other treatments to give you the best outcome.

To learn more about anxiety treatments and find out they’re right for you, call Dura Medical to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Conditions We Treat

A mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

A persistent condition usually indicated by patterns of inattention or uncontrollable hyperactivity.

Eating Disorders
Symptoms vary and can have serious overall impact on the body if left untreated.

A psychological reaction occurring after experiencing a highly stressful event.

An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions.

A disorder characterized by cycles of depression and elation.

A persistent feeling of apprehension and fear, accompanied by physical symptoms.

Moderate to severe depression in a woman after giving birth.

Dual Diagnosis
A diagnosis identifying a mental disorder compounded by substance abuse.