Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. People with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive, and persistent worry. Including fear about everyday situations and require anxiety treatment. These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control. And are out of proportion to the actual danger while lasting a long time. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood.

Anxiety Treatment & Symptoms

Clear signs of anxiety disorder will include you often feeling worried, nervous, and scared. This can also extend to feelings you are always worried that something bad is going to happen. You might even feel out of control. Like there is a disconnect between your body and mind. Anxiety disorders are the most common group of mental health conditions. The symptoms of anxiety disorder will often include the following:

  • Sleep difficulties, such as problems in falling or staying asleep
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Sweating
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
  • Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety

These symptoms might be normal to experience in daily life but require anxiety treatment and therapy. 

Types of Anxiety Treatment & Disorders

The type of anxiety disorders that require treatment can include:

  • Selective mutism is a form of anxiety that some children experience. Where they are not able to speak in certain places or contexts, such as school. Even though they may have excellent verbal communication skills around familiar people. It may be an extreme form of social phobia.
  • Separation anxiety disorder is a childhood disorder characterized by anxiety that is excessive. For the person’s developmental level and related to separation from parents or others who have parental roles. 
  • Social anxiety disorder is a fear of negative judgement from others in social situations or of public embarrassment. 
  • Substance induced anxiety disorder is characterized by symptoms of intense anxiety or panic. That are a direct result of misusing drugs, taking medications, being exposed to a toxic substance or withdrawal from drugs.
  • Other specified anxiety disorder and unspecified anxiety disorder are terms for anxiety or phobias. That do not meet the exact criteria for any other anxiety disorders but are significant enough to be distressing and disruptive.
  • Agoraphobia is a fear and avoidance of places, events, or situations from which it may be difficult to escape. Or in which help would not be available if a person becomes trapped.
  • Panic disorder is regular panic attacks, which are sudden intense episodes of irrational fear, shortness of breath, dizziness, and other physical symptoms.
  • Anxiety disorder is a medical condition that includes symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that are directly caused by a physical health problem.
  • Specific phobias are characterized by major anxiety when you are exposed to a specific object or situation and a desire to avoid it. 

Anxiety Treatment & Medical Causes

If your anxiety is linked to an underlying health issue and some anxiety signs and symptoms appear on the first indicators of your medical illness. The doctor might suspect your anxiety that can cause a medical issue and he or she may order tests to look for signs of a problem.

  • Drug misuse or withdrawal
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems, such as hyperthyroidism
  • Chronic pain or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Heart disease
  • Rare tumors that produce certain fight-or-flight hormones
  • Respiratory disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma
  • Withdrawal from alcohol, anti-anxiety medications benzodiazepines or other medications

Risk Factors of Anxiety

These factors may increase your risk of developing an anxiety disorder:

  • Trauma
  • Stress buildup
  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Other mental health disorders
  • Personality
  • Having blood relatives with an anxiety disorder
  • Added stress due to an illness

Complications from Anxiety

If you neglected or disregarded all the signs and symptoms of Anxiety. It can also lead to worsen or to other mental and physical conditions, such as:

  • Problems functioning at school or work
  • Suicide
  • Headaches and chronic pain
  • Social isolation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Digestive or bowel problems
  • Depression or other mental health disorders
  • Poor quality of life
  • Substance misuse

Anxiety Treatment Programs

Anxiety treatments will consist of a combination of psychotherapy, behavioural therapy, and medication. But you can take steps to reduce the impact of symptoms if you are anxious:

  • Getting help early is one of the treatments for anxiety, like many other mental health conditions, and can be harder to treat if you wait.
  • Staying active is one of the best treatments because you need to participate in activities. That you are likely to enjoy. Social interaction and caring relationships, which can lessen your worries can also help.
  • Avoid alcohol or drug use that can cause or worsen anxiety. If you are addicted to any of these substances, quitting can make you anxious. If you cannot quit on your own, see your doctor or find a support group to help you.
  • Stress management is a process of learning to manage stress that can help limit potential triggers. 
  • Relaxation techniques are simple activities that can help soothe the mental and physical signs of anxiety. 
  • Exercises to replace negative thoughts with positive ones will help create a mental image of successfully facing and conquering a specific fear. This can also provide benefits if anxiety symptoms relate to a specific cause, such as in a phobia.

Counselling for Anxiety Disorders

A standard way of treating anxiety is psychological counselling. This can include cognitive-behavioural therapy, psychotherapy, or a combination of therapies.

At the We Level Up Treatment Center, we provide word-class care with round the clock medical professionals available to help you cope. All working as a team providing anxiety treatment for successful recovery. Make this your opportunity to reclaim your life. Call today to speak with one of our treatment specialists. Our counsellors know what you are going through and will answer any of your questions.

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