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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Treatment at Promises

Anxiety treatment at Promises is tailored to each individual’s issues. If co-occurring disorders like substance abuse or trauma are present, our treatment team will address these issues as well. Comprehensive treatment plans include a blend of individual, group and family therapy as well as traditional and alternative therapies. Our psychiatric team may prescribe research-backed medications as clinically appropriate.

Our renowned medical and behavioral team will help you address the biological and social components of your disorders. For instance, past trauma is a common contributor to present day anxiety. In addition to traditional and alternative approaches, we offer specialized trauma therapies to get to the root causes of your disorders and help you move past them.

About Anxiety

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the nation’s most common mental illness, affecting 40 million adults. Approximately one in six people suffers from an anxiety disorder at any given time. Unfortunately, only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, whether that is outpatient therapy or at anxiety treatment centers. Genetics plays a part in about 30% to 40% of anxiety disorders and women are more likely than men to suffer from the condition. An anxiety doctor may prescribe medication and recommend behavioral therapy to address underlying issues and develop healthy coping skills.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

There is a difference between everyday anxiety and an anxiety disorder. For people with an anxiety disorder, feelings of fear and worry become so frequent and powerful that they interfere with daily life. Sufferers may isolate themselves, avoiding social gatherings and compromising friendships. Anxiety can fill people with such dread that they stay home from work or school.

The major types of anxiety disorder are:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) – People with GAD have relentless, anxious thoughts on most days. Their minds often jump to the worst-case scenario, even when there is little or no reason for concern. And even though intellectually they know that their anxiety is more intense than the situation warrants, they can’t seem to shake their worries. They have trouble relaxing, startle easily and have difficulty concentrating. Concerns about health, family, money or work may make falling asleep or staying asleep difficult. Physical symptoms include fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations, muscle tension (clenching the jaw, balling the fists), difficulty talking, trembling, irritability, profuse sweating, indigestion, lightheadedness, having to use the bathroom frequently, feeling out of breath and hot flashes.

Panic disorder – People with panic disorder have intense, sudden feelings of fear or of being out of control. The symptoms of a panic attack can bubble up anywhere, at any time, and typically strike for no clear reason. A key indicator of panic disorder is when people live in fear of having future panic attacks.

Social anxiety disorder – Also called social phobia, this disorder involves an overwhelming worry about embarrassing or humiliating oneslef in everyday social situations. People with social anxiety disorder believe that others are judging their every word and every move. They may avoid doing things or speaking to people out of fear of being ridiculed.

Specific phobias – People with specific phobias suffer from intense fears of situations or objects, such as flying or elevators. Even though they know there is little or no actual danger, they feel powerless to control their feelings. Different types of specific phobias include a fear of dogs, snakes, going over bridges or in tunnels, taking public transportation, heights or water, and being injured or even seeing blood.

People with these conditions should seek help from an anxiety doctor who specializes in their condition or consider short- or long-term care at anxiety treatment centers.

Substance Abuse and Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders commonly occur along with alcohol or drug abuse. People suffering from terrifying, unmanageable emotions often turn to drugs or alcohol to “medicate” the anxiety. Each condition feeds the other to the point that both psychiatric disorders must be treated by an anxiety doctor and other medical and behavioral health professionals for the person to return to wellness.

The doctors and therapists at Promises Treatment Centers are experts in caring for people with anxiety as well as a dual diagnosis of anxiety and substance abuse or other mental health disorder. They may use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) — which research has shown to be one of the most effective treatments for both anxiety disorders and substance abuse — as well as medications that have a low potential for abuse. For instance, CBT can help people with panic disorder learn that their physical symptoms are not heart attacks at all and help people with social phobia learn to overcome the belief that others are constantly sitting in judgment.

Why Consider Anxiety Treatment Centers?

If anxiety is getting in the way of everyday life, and especially if you’re abusing drugs or alcohol to cope, a stay in an anxiety rehab center can give you the comprehensive care needed to get better. Inpatient anxiety treatment centers can provide you space away from everyday triggers and stressors. Having time just to focus on you and address the underlying issues that perpetuate mental health issues and addictions is often transforming. Around-the-clock access to a team of medical and behavioral experts and therapies that help alleviate anxiety and build healthy coping skills prepare you to be resilient in everyday life.

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