Anxiety Disorder Treatment Center
No one should have to live in fear
Occasional anxiety is common. However, when temporary worrying and fear turns into an unshakeable anxiety that only grows worse with time, it can become a source of profound concern.
An anxiety disorder can interfere with daily life and is sometimes crippling to the person dealing with it. Anxiety disorders affect around 18 percent of people in the United States in a given year.
Sovereign Health Group is a residential rehabilitation treatment company for substance abuse, mental health disorders and dual diagnosis. Our expert staff provides our patients with cutting-edge treatment programming and a full continuum of therapeutic care monitored by various licensed health professionals.
Anxiety disorders refer to a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear that can trigger physical responses such as tremors and elevated heartbeat. Anxiety disorders can show up in several forms:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
A generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by a constant worry about small things and anticipation of doom, without any reason. Such individuals are unable to relax and may have issues sleeping.
- Panic Disorder
Panic disorders cause a person to experience several panic attacks within a certain period of time. These attacks affect individuals physically, causing them to experience physical complications like heart palpitations, hot or cold flashes, pain, sweating, breathlessness, fatigue, dizziness and more.
- Social Anxiety Disorder or Social Phobia
Most people fear being judged by others, but those who deal with social anxiety disorder have profound fears of even doing simple things in front of others. This inhibits their social interaction as they deal with physical symptoms such as sweating, blushing, trembling and feeling nauseous when talking to others.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
A person feeling the need to repeatedly check things or perform actions compulsively is dealing with an underlying anxiety or fear, normally obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Such anxiety can control someone’s life and disrupt relationships, work and daily activities. Those with OCD often are unable to control their behaviors, thoughts, or the rituals they follow, even though they don’t enjoy the rituals.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD affects people who have gone through a traumatic experience. After the initial experience, people will remain stressed and fearful anywhere from months to years later and will often relive the event or feel the associated emotions when something in their daily life acts as a trigger.
Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
Though each anxiety disorder has its own signs and symptoms, they are all focused around an excessive fear or dread. Commonly, those with an anxiety disorder have other mental conditions and in some cases may have a substance abuse problem.
- The inability to control one’s thoughts; obsessive thoughts; recurring thoughts; flashbacks to traumatic experiences
- Shortness of breath
- Feelings of panic, fear or uneasiness
- Partial or full insomnia (inability to sleep); nightmares
- Abnormal routine behaviors (i.e. washing one’s hands repeatedly)
- Cold, sweaty hands; dry mouth
- A rapid heart rate
- Nausea and dizziness
- The inability to stay calm or still
- Numbness or tingling in hands or feet
- Tension in the muscles
Anxiety disorder has no singular cause, but rather several. Elements like genetics, biology, alterations in brain functioning, environment, trauma, and life experiences can all play vital roles in a person who develops the disorder. Those with a family history of anxiety disorders often have a higher risk of developing the condition and women are more prone to anxiety disorders than men are.
Treatment with Sovereign
Anxiety disorders are treatable and manageable despite the possible damage they can cause in a person’s life. Sovereign Health offers programs that can effectively help a person suffering from anxiety disorders.
Sovereign Health employs a combination of individual and group psychotherapy alongside the integration of medication such as anti-anxiety and antidepressants. Psychotherapy can help to treat anxiety disorder, especially cognitive behavioral therapy, which can change how people think and respond. This includes the things that make them anxious or fearful.
Our expert clinicians assess all symptoms in detail to not just determine your customized treatment, but identify any underlying coexisting conditions. Those with generalized anxiety disorder may also suffer from underlying symptoms like phobias, depression, substance abuse and PTSD. We provide an atmosphere of comfort where patients can openly discuss their symptoms.
Our all-encompassing treatment for anxiety disorders employs a combination of individual and group psychotherapy along with alternative therapy such as yoga, meditation, art therapy and equine therapy. Anxiety disorders might have compromised our patients’ lives up to this point, but treatment is possible and we are with them the entire way in achieving a fulfilling, fear-free life.