Dr. John Shershow MD, Psychiatry
Central Park South, Suite 2H
(212) 265-4310

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What is Anxiety?

There are several�types of anxiety disorders�including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder.

Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person's ability to lead a normal life.

Fortunately, modern anxiety treatments for anxiety include many safe and effective medications which can lessen, or even abolish, the distress of anxiety. Dr. Shershow treats the entire spectrum of anxiety disorders, which the goal of decreasing frightening and sometimes crippling anxiety states.

Dr. Shershow always individualizes treatment, with the aim of helping each patient conquer his or her anxiety, so he or she can return to a normal, anxiety-free life.


  Dr. Shershow is an active member
of the following societies.
  American Psychiatric Association          
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