Everybody gets anxious at some point in their lives. Anxiety can be triggered by having to give a speech, take a test, go on a first date, or making a big life or financial decision. For most people, their anxiety passes as soon as the event is over or the decision is made. But for some, their anxiety develops into one of several anxiety disorders.
About 40 million people are affected by anxiety disorders. Though each type of anxiety disorder has its own symptoms, all people who experience one of the disorders have some type of persistent anxiety.
Anxiety disorders include the following:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which is characterized by persistent worry that interferes with your ability to lead a productive life
- Panic Disorder, which appears in people who experience recurring panic attacks and live in constant fear of having another one
- Social Anxiety Disorder, which causes people to have a disabling fear of being around other people
Anxiety Disorder Treatment
If you are experiencing persistent anxiety, it may feel as though it will never go away. Anxiety can lead to lack of sleep, irritability, and irrational thoughts. However, with treatment, you can learn to manage your anxiety and develop healthy coping skills.
A residential treatment center for anxiety disorders can help lesson your symptoms and learn to be more relaxed in those situations that cause you anxiety. Anxiety disorder 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).
Anxiety disorders often occur with other disorders, which can mask anxiety symptoms. If you are experiencing a co-occurring disorder such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, substance abuse, or Borderline Personality Disorder along with an anxiety disorder, a treatment center with the proper resources can effectively treat those as well.
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