Generalized Anxiety Disorder

The constant demands of life can make anybody feel anxious on occasion. When that anxiety becomes constant and begins to interfere with relationships and work, it may have developed into Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder develops gradually and can begin at any time in life, even childhood. The nearly 7 million people who have the disorder constantly worry about both everyday tasks and things that are out of their control.

Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder include the following:

  • Excess anxiety and worry that is out of proportion to the situation
  • Difficulty controlling the worry
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbance, including difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Stomach and intestinal issues

The symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder can be chronic, but the right kind of treatment can help you to better manage your symptoms of anxiety and learn to handle life’s stressors.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment

If you’ve been living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, you may not even remember the last time you felt relaxed. You may even think it’s impossible to stop your constant worrying, but it’s not.

A residential treatment center for anxiety can provide a supportive environment to help you learn to relax, stop your mind from racing, and develop healthy ways to cope with the demands of everyday life.

Anxiety treatment typically involves individual and group therapy, anti-anxiety medications, and the use of specialized therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Somatic Experiencing (SE).

If you are experiencing a co-occurring disorder such as substance abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, or another anxiety disorder along with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, an anxiety treatment center with the proper resources can effectively treat those as well.

To find out more about Generalized Anxiety Disorder treatment, please call an expert at Clearview Women’s Center at [clickpath phone=”800-573-0770″].