Anxiety Disorder Treatment Center

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions which lead to an excessive fear of normal, everyday situations and interfere with your ability to perform daily activities. It is the constant worry that causes high levels of distress, leading you to avoid certain situations. You may experience a sudden panic attack. You might avoid certain objects, places or situations that pose little to no threat. No matter what your experience, anxiety disorder has the ability to be disabling.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

``Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear.`` - C. S. Lewis

Anxiety disorder is not just one disorder. It actually encompasses several types:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – You have excessive worry about everyday things, such as money, health or work.  You always anticipate the worst.  With mild anxiety, you can still function socially or in work situations, though you may still avoid certain situations.  More severe forms of this anxiety can cause you to have difficulty with daily activities.
  • Panic Disorder – You suffer from attacks of fear that occur quickly and with no apparent cause.  When an attack occurs, you may experience fear, shaking, shortness of breath or nausea.
  • Phobias – Fear is triggered by a specific object or situation and you usually fear the worst when confronted with the source.
  • Agoraphobia – This is a specific fear of being somewhere where leaving is difficult or help is unavailable.  People with this fear often don’t travel far from home or don’t leave home at all.
  • Social Anxiety – The fear of social situations or interactions.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – This fear results from a traumatic experience.
  • Separation Anxiety – You fear to be away from a specific place or person.
  • Situational Anxiety – This fear is caused by new or changing situations.

What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder?

  • Apprehension/dread.
  • Jumpiness.
  • Restlessness/irritability.
  • Anticipation of the worst possible outcomes.
  • Constantly on the lookout for danger.

Physical symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Pounding heart.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Nausea.
  • Sweating.
  • Shaking.

How Can Anxiety Disorder Affect Your Life?

``My mental illnesses do not care for social or personal etiquette or for what I want. They are selfish and they want to be an entity in themselves, to exert themselves vicariously through my body.`` - Laura Humphreys

No matter what specific anxiety disorder you suffer from, your entire life can be affected. You may:

  • Withdraw from family and friends.
  • Experience troubles in your home life.
  • Stop doing things you once enjoyed.
  • Experience a loss in productivity at work/school.
  • Leave or lose your job.
  • Experience financial hardships due to loss of a job or taking a lower paying position simply to be closer to home.
  • Isolate yourself completely.

Hope for Healing

``Pain is real. But so is hope.`` - Unknown

Living in constant fear, you might think that you are doomed and there is nothing you can do to get better. But there is help. You can get treatment. You should not try to go it alone though or seek to self-medicate. Some over the counter medications and herbal supplements may contain ingredients that could actually worsen your anxiety, and self-medication through drugs or alcohol is always dangerous. Her House Rehab can offer you the trained, professional assistance you need.

There is Life After Treatment

Coming to Her House Rehab allows you to gain the tools you need to take back control in a safe environment. You don’t need to live with constant fear and worry. It is important that you know that even with treatment you may still occasionally experience anxiety, but you should not give up. With our help, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to minimize anxiety, such as breathing techniques.
  • Learn healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress, such as exercise and a balanced diet.
  • Mend family and friend relationships.
  • Make new friends.
  • Take steps to get back out into society.

Living in constant fear is no way to live at all. Anxiety can be debilitating. But with the trained professional help of the employees of Her House Rehab, you can get the tools and treatment you need to leave that fear behind and go on to live a happy life.


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