Anxiety is a natural response to stress that can alert us to danger, keep us attentive, and enable us to respond quickly in emergencies. Anxiety can also help motivate us and help us be more prepared for challenges. However, anxiety can also be debilitating. Excessive, persistent anxiety that interferes with daily functioning is likely an anxiety disorder.
Research indicates that nearly 30% of adults will experience an anxiety disorder at some point, making them the most common and pervasive of all mental illnesses. Luckily, anxiety is treatable, and there are some proven effective treatments available. If you would like information about anxiety treatment services at Rose Hill Center, reach out today by calling 866.367.0220.
Signs You May Need Anxiety Treatment
Anxiety disorders are among the most treatable of mental illnesses. Residential treatment for anxiety provides a safe, supportive environment for individuals whose anxiety has become overwhelming or debilitating. The intensive treatment offered in a residential facility like Rose Hill Center allows patients to focus entirely on their mental health treatment without the distractions of daily life.
There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and specific phobias. While each of these has its own triggers and symptoms, some symptoms are common across all types of anxiety disorders, including:
- Feeling restless, irritable, or on edge
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Feeling easily fatigued
- Excessive worrying or a consistent sense of doom and danger
- Obsessively avoiding feared objects or places
- Muscle tension, headaches, or gastrointestinal issues
If you or a loved one has been experiencing any of the above symptoms on most days, for six months or longer, it may be an anxiety disorder. You can call Rose Hill Center for help today at 866.367.0220.
Anxiety disorders have shown to respond well to a combination of psychotherapy, medication management, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. With proper diagnosis and comprehensive, compassionate treatment, it is possible to alleviate the symptoms, allowing people to improve their quality of life.
Risk Factors for Anxiety Disorder
There is no specific known cause for anxiety disorders, but they can run in families, suggesting a genetic component that likely combines with environmental, psychological, and developmental factors. You can’t change your genetic risk factors, but you can influence other factors. Risk factors for anxiety disorders include:
- History of a mental health disorder: Having a mental health disorder like depression increases the risk for anxiety disorder.
- Severe or chronic health issues: Constant worry over your health, or the health of a loved one, can lead to increased anxiety.
- Substance abuse: Excessive use of alcohol or drugs can lead to anxiety disorders and worsen symptoms already present.
- Low self-esteem: Social anxiety disorders can arise in individuals who have negative perceptions about themselves.
- Childhood abuse or neglect: Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse or neglect early in life can often cause anxiety disorders.
- Trauma or adverse life events: Trauma and extremely stressful or negative life events often result in the development of panic attacks or PTSD.
If you have any of these risk factors and experience anxiety, it’s time to call a professional anxiety treatment service, such as Rose Hill Center.
What Treatment Options Are Available?
Living with an anxiety disorder can be challenging and frustrating. The effects of anxiety disorders will vary greatly, especially when individuals have more than one diagnosis. At Rose Hill Center, we work closely with patients to develop treatment plans to suit each individual’s unique needs. Some of the therapies we offer include:
- Individual counseling
- Family and group therapy
- Lifestyle management
- Person-centered therapy
- Trauma-informed therapy
To determine what therapy is right for your needs, reach out to Rose Hill Center today.
Learn More at Rose Hill Center
On our 400-acre campus in Holly, Michigan, Rose Hill Center offers holistic, compassionate mental health treatment. Our residential service allows patients to heal and grow in a safe environment, without the distractions and stresses of daily life that may be contributing to poor mental health. If your anxiety has become overwhelming or impacts your ability to perform regular daily activities, help is available. Call us today at 866.367.0220 to speak with an intake counselor and get started on the path toward recovery today.