Friends of Dr. Laviage have heard her say countless times that she is happy when someone with an anxiety disorder enters her office because it is one of the most treatable disorders. She feels no one should have to suffer with debilitating symptoms of anxiety with the current research clearly indicating that treatment can be highly successful. Identifying the anxiety-provoking thoughts, challenging them, and using behavioral techniques to calm the physiological arousal common with anxiety can often alleviate symptoms quickly. Teaching the individual to recognize these symptoms in the early stages can provide long term management. Under the umbrella of anxiety disorders includes Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Social Anxiety.