Anxiety disorders can turn everyday routines into stressful challenges. Symptoms interfere with relationships and careers and reduce the enjoyment of hobbies and activities. The behavior of someone with an anxiety disorder may seem irrational. Even loved ones have a hard time knowing what’s going on. Anxiety disorders are recognized as mental health concerns that affect every part of a person’s life.
At Promises Behavioral Health, we understand how hard it is to have an anxiety disorder. In our mental health treatment centers, we offer inpatient anxiety treatment to help people overcome the effects of these mental health concerns. Lasting recovery and the support you need to heal are within reach.
Call 844.875.5609 today if you or a loved one are struggling with anxiety. Our experienced specialists are here to help you on your journey to health and healing.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental health condition in the U.S. and affect up to 20% of Americans. Many people have their first symptoms in childhood or adolescence. Unfortunately, without treatment, the disorder may have a long-term impact on the rest of their lives.
Anxiety disorders include:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
People with GAD have constant fears and obsessive concerns with either no clear cause or that seem out of proportion with real-life challenges. Three percent of the population has a generalized anxiety disorder, and two-thirds of those diagnosed are women.
People with panic disorder often experience panic attacks. These are episodes of severe physical and emotional distress. External events can trigger panic attacks, but they often happen without any obvious cause or warning. Panic disorders affect just under three percent of people and are twice as likely to occur in women.
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
People with SAD feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in social situations. Some people have these feelings even during brief casual encounters. SAD affects up to seven percent of adults. People with social anxiety may try to avoid social situations. In severe cases, they maintain few relationships outside of their close family.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD causes reoccurring, unwanted thoughts or repetitive behaviors. It may involve both. People with OCD may act on compulsive behaviors such as:
There are around 2.2 million Americans with OCD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
People with PTSD usually experience anxiety after exposure to a traumatic event that harmed or threatened their life. Violent events that may trigger the need for trauma and PTSD treatment centers include:
- Military combat
- Sexual assault
- Natural disaster
- Terroristic attack or accident
Around 7.7 million Americans have PTSD.
A phobia is a deep, irrational fear of a specific situation or thing and can be highly disabling. Up to nine percent of American adults have at least one phobia and around two-thirds of phobic adults are women.
What Causes Anxiety Disorders?
Anxiety disorder symptoms mimic the fight or flight response that helps protect you from danger. But for people with anxiety disorders, this response is both heightened and more easily triggered. They may experience strong anxiety in situations when there is no clear sign of danger.
Several factors increase the risk of developing an anxiety disorder. These include genetics, home environment and repeated exposure to stress or emotional trauma. However, the exact cause of anxiety disorders is still not completely understood.
Inpatient Anxiety Treatment Centers
Treatment for anxiety disorders aims to help people understand their own symptoms. Over time, it can become easier to recognize when symptoms arise. They can then use techniques to manage their anxiety and stay in control.
Anxiety disorders often develop before or during an episode of major depression. Because of this, mental health programs aimed at treating anxiety disorders often treat depression as well. This is important because each illness can reinforce the other. Many therapies for treating anxiety are also useful for treating depression. This allows clients to work on both problems at the same time. Treatment options for anxiety disorders include:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a practical therapy that helps people unlearn harmful thoughts, beliefs, and behavior patterns. At the same time, clients learn how to replace these thoughts with healthier alternatives.
Controlled exposure to situations that trigger anxiety can help people learn to manage their symptoms. As the client becomes more confident, the duration of exposure can be gradually increased.
Group therapy programs help people with anxiety disorders learn from and support one another.
Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs can help some people manage their symptoms. However, medication is most effective when it’s combined with therapy.
Stress Management and Mind-Body Healing
This treatment approach focuses on activities such as yoga therapy programs, tai chi, meditation, and massage therapy. These can help people with anxiety calm their minds and reduce stress. Also, they help strengthen the link between mind and body. With this connection, clients control their physical responses to situations that trigger anxiety.
Inpatient Anxiety Disorder Treatment Center at Promises Behavioral Health Centers
Promises Behavioral Health offers inpatient anxiety disorder treatment centers. For people with co-occurring disorders, many centers also offer a medical drug detox service.
Inpatient anxiety treatment is often the best choice for someone with a co-occurring addiction. Clients have access to round-the-clock support in a secure sober environment. The inpatient program helps people begin addiction recovery while receiving ongoing support for their anxiety disorder symptoms. When someone has a co-occurring addiction, it’s vital to address this along with the anxiety. Addressing both issues at the same time reduces the risk of addiction relapse.
Inpatient anxiety disorder treatment centers offer a structured schedule with daily therapy and process groups. Some programs include off-site outings or allow clients to attend support meetings off-campus.
Aftercare and Self-Help Groups
These services are for people who have completed an inpatient program, including:
- Appointments with therapists, psychiatrists, and other specialists
- Support group sessions to continue building a healthy support network
- 12-step support groups for those with co-occurring addictions. In addition, clients can choose a 12-step alternative such as SMART Recovery® or Refuge Recovery
- Some treatment centers have alumni programs with additional options. For instance, some schedule lectures and educational events and provide family support
Get Help at an Inpatient Anxiety Disorder Treatment Center Today
When you have anxiety, it can be hard to fully enjoy daily life. It can even make your world seem smaller than it really is.
Anxiety disorder treatment at a Promises Behavioral Health center may help you expand your world again. Our expert mental health staff uses evidence-based therapy and alternative treatments to help clients manage their anxiety in healthy ways. Furthermore, because anxiety can often contribute to substance use issues, we also treat a range of addictions, including:
- Alcohol addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Opioid addiction
- Benzo addiction
If you’re suffering from an anxiety disorder, call 844.875.5609 to find out how we can help you get your life back on track.