Anxiety Specialist

Anxiety services offered in Flatiron, New York, NY

About 40 million US adults struggle with an anxiety disorder, putting it among the country’s most common mental health conditions. At Fifth Ave Psychiatry, PLLC, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan in New York City, board-certified psychiatrist David Kraus, MD, provides individual care for patients struggling with anxiety, including those with panic disorders. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is the sense of worry, fear, or nervousness. This feeling is normal, especially when facing stressful situations. Anxiety helps you cope, boosting your energy and improving your focus. When the stress goes away, the anxiety eases.

However, if you have these feelings of worry, fear, or nervousness all the time and they get worse instead of better, then you could have an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are common mental health conditions.

What are anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders are mental health conditions that cause persistent, overwhelming feelings of fear that affect your daily life.

Anxiety disorders include:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

GAD sufferers constantly worry about everyday things to the point that it interferes with their ability to manage their day-to-day responsibilities.

Panic disorder

People with a panic disorder have frequent, unexpected panic attacks. A panic attack causes periods of intense fear during situations where there’s no apparent danger. These attacks can cause feelings of doom, loss of control, heart palpitations, and trembling.

Because these panic attacks tend to happen for unknown reasons, people with a panic disorder often worry about their next attack.

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder is an overwhelming fear or nervousness in social situations. People with social anxiety disorder fear embarrassing themselves or being negatively judged by others, so they limit their social interactions.


People with phobias experience extreme fear of specific objects or situations out of proportion to any real danger. Fear of spiders and heights are common phobias.

What happens during an anxiety consultation?

Dr. Kraus conducts a thorough evaluation when you come in with concerns about anxiety. He asks detailed questions about your symptoms and triggers, mental health and medical histories, and family history.

Dr. Kraus can conduct psychological testing to assess your emotional well-being.

How is anxiety treated?

At Fifth Ave Psychiatry, PLLC, Dr. Kraus individualizes care to best meet your needs. Your anxiety treatment plan can include psychotherapy and behavioral health medication management.


Psychotherapy, often called talk therapy, helps you understand your anxieties and create coping mechanisms to manage them. Dr. Kraus customizes your therapy to your specific needs.

Behavioral health medication management

Behavioral health medication management includes psychiatric medications that help manage anxiety symptoms. Dr. Kraus helps find the right medication to manage your anxiety disorder, improving symptoms and quality of life.

Anxiety medications include anti-anxiety drugs, antidepressants, and beta-blockers.

Call Fifth Ave Psychiatry, PLLC, or schedule an appointment online today for attentive anxiety treatment.