Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety disorders make up the most common mental illnesses in America. While the majority of people suffer only mild symptoms, some individuals find themselves unable to function without anxiety treatment. Unfortunately, many of these people avoid seeking help due to feelings of shame or failure to recognize the severity of their condition. This has to change.

Transformations at Mending Fences  understands how severely anxiety disorder can affect a person’s life. Before someone can get help, though, they need to first recognize that a problem exists. If you review the following information and realize you or a loved one could benefit from anxiety treatment, contact us today to learn how we can help.

What are Anxiety Disorders?

Occasional feelings of anxiousness are an expected part of our journeys. These are typically fleeting and related to significant occurrences in a person’s life, and this means they don’t rise to the level of needing mental health treatment. For some individuals, however, anxiety interferes with their ability to live a normal life.

When seeking anxiety treatment, people learn that many disorders fall under this condition’s umbrella. It’s sometimes difficult to pinpoint the cause of these disorders, but current science points towards development, psychological, genetic and environmental factors. In all cases, though, disproportionate feelings of anxiousness can cause serious issues.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

In order to find effective anxiety treatment – or understand whether it’s even necessary – it’s important to recognize the separate types of disorders. Each of these can vary in their levels of severity, and on the surface, they may seem completely unrelated. It’s not the specific presentation of symptoms, though, that signifies someone has an issue.

In reality, it all comes down to the effects of these anxieties:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): This excessive and persistent worry is typically linked to everyday activities (e.g. work, minor chores, etc.). It can lead to physical symptoms.
  • Panic disorder: Recurring panic attacks. These attacks can occur due to expected or unexpected events. Sufferers may think they’re having a heart attack.
  • Phobias, Specific Phobia: Individuals with specific phobias experience anxiety over generally non-harmful activities, objects and situations.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Repetitive behaviors undertaken to ease anxious thoughts. Those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can sometimes endanger themselves.
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder: Individuals with Separation Anxiety Disorder have an overpowering fear of losing those closest to them. May go to extreme lengths to avoid separation.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder: Once known as social phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder involves fear of regular social situations and others’ opinions of them.

Seeking anxiety treatment from a professional is important for many reasons. To start, physical disorders could cause some issues of anxiety. It’s important to differentiate between these in order to secure proper treatment. It’s also essential to note that co-occurring and substance abuse disorders can sometimes accompany or cause these feelings of anxiousness.

If you think you or a loved one is suffering from any anxiety disorder, reach out to Transformations at Mending Fences today. We’ll show you how an individualized treatment plan can help.

Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

You should not base your decision to seek anxiety treatment on whether these symptoms exist. That’s because the symptoms can be as various as the types of anxiety disorders. Use this as a general guideline to learn if your anxiousness may have reachced concerning levels.

  • Recurrent panic attacks.
  • Irrational fears of situations, objects or activities.
  • Difficulty sleeping due to anxiety.
  • Avoiding places or situations due to fear of anxiety.
  • Muscle tension.
  • Restlessness and fatigue.
  • Difficulty concentrating.

These symptoms can directly interfere with a person’s ability to function normally. In some cases, people will try to self-medicate to overcome their feelings of fear, anxiety or dread. This is one of the many issues that can lead to common co-occurring disorders. Unfortunately, this never solves the problem. Seeking appropriate anxiety treatment is vital.

Do I Need Anxiety Treatment?

Everyone experiences fear of objects, activities or situations at some point in their lives. We may even feel that these feelings are irrational. That doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that a person is suffering from anxiety disorder. An actual diagnosis will come down to two factors regarding feelings of anxiousness:

  • Feelings are not age appropriate or are out of proportion for actual danger.
  • Feelings interfere with a person’s ability to function normally.

If a person meets these criteria, it’s important to seek anxiety treatment immediately. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all “cure” for these conditions. That’s why we offer several therapies through Transformations at Mending Fences. These include experiential therapies, family programs, conflict resolution, equine therapy and more.

The most appropriate anxiety treatment program is the one that focuses on your individual needs. Our staff of certified professionals works tirelessly to figure out which combination of therapies will best work for you. As a nationally accredited mental health and substance abuse facility, our entire goal is to help you get back on track.

Find Anxiety Treatment Today

If you’re suffering from any type of anxiety disorder, never think it’s something you “just have to deal with.” There are a variety of treatment options available, and regardless of the severity of a person’s condition, there’s always a better path forward. Unfortunately, around 75 percent of those suffering from anxiety never seek help.

Don’t become part of this statistic. Transformations at Mending Fences offers anxiety treatment options catered to each individual’s needs. Whether you’re experiencing a co-occurring disorder or simply need help that other facilities don’t offer, we’re here for you. Look at everything we offer at Mending Fences, and then contact us today so we can help get your life back.

Sources

American Psychiatric Association

https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/apa-public-opinion-poll-annual-meeting-2018

Psychology Today 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychiatry-the-people/201808/why-75-percent-anxiety-sufferers-fail-get-proper-care

National Institute of Mental Health

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/any-anxiety-disorder.shtml

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