Anxiety Disorders

What Is An Anxiety Disorder?

While it’s normal for to experience anxiety or nervousness, anxiety disorders may cause physical and emotional distress that interfere with a person’s ability to lead a normal life. Anxiety disorders are real illnesses with real causes, so treatment at an anxiety rehab center like Pasadena Villa may be necessary if the symptoms are interfering with your everyday life.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, over 18% of Americans are affected by anxiety, which can be caused by a combination of factors including changes in the brain, environmental stressors, and genetics. Severe or long-lasting stress can change brain circuitry functionality that regulates mood. Trauma and significant events may also trigger anxiety in those who are genetically susceptible to developing anxiety.

There are no lab tests that diagnose anxiety disorders, but doctors may use various tests to look for physical illnesses that may be causing the symptoms. If there’s no physical illness, an individual may be referred to a mental health professional to diagnose the disorder and provide anxiety disorder treatment.

What Are the Symptoms?

Anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions, such as panic disorders, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), or social anxiety disorder, and each has its own set of side effects. Some anxiety symptoms may include:

  • Feelings of apprehension or dread
  • Feeling tense and jumpy
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Expecting the worst and being watchful for signs of danger
  • Pounding or racing heart and shortness of breath
  • Upset stomach
  • Sweating, tremors, and twitches
  • Headaches, fatigue, and insomnia

Due to the range of severity of anxiety symptoms, some of which can be debilitating, it’s important to seek anxiety disorder treatment if you’re suffering.

Anxiety Disorder Treatment at Pasadena Villa

Mental health professionals use specially designed interview and assessment tools to evaluate for anxiety disorders. Diagnosis is based on the intensity and duration of each client’s symptoms as well as the doctor’s observation of the individual’s attitude/behavior. A doctor will decide if a specific disorder causes the symptoms, the degree of dysfunction, and if anxiety treatment is needed.

Since each disorder has different symptoms, the exact anxiety disorder treatment depends on the type of disorder, but the most common anxiety treatment at Pasadena Villa is combination of medication and psychotherapy. You can learn more about our treatment for anxiety disorder here.

Additionally, it’s common for clients to have co-occurring conditions including depression or addiction as anxiety disorders are rarely the sole diagnosis in a person’s mental health history. That’s why it is important to seek help from a trained professional who can accurately diagnose all the accompanying conditions and prescribe the right course of anxiety disorder treatment. At Pasadena Villa, we provide the most advanced and effective anxiety disorder treatment available, always ensuring that the client’s needs are the number one priority. At our treatment centers, we utilize various types of anxiety disorder therapy, including:

Our Anxiety Treatment Programs

Our individualized and compassionate anxiety disorder treatment is provided in therapeutic environments at our anxiety treatment centers that promote well-being, recovery, and independence. As part of our anxiety treatment programs, we offer various types of anxiety disorder therapy. At our anxiety treatment centers, we provide highest levels of care and support and the closest amount of supervision needed. Our anxiety treatment programs include residential treatment as well as outpatient treatment.

To learn more about our anxiety disorder treatment, call us today at 407.215.2519 or complete our contact form.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illness affecting children and adults. Anxiety disorders may develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality and life events. An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from Anxiety Disorders.

Anxiety Disorders are characterized as follows: Generalized Anxiety Disorders; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Panic Disorder; Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia); specific Phobias.

Anxiety Disorders are highly treatable with psychosocial therapies, medication, or both. Psychosocial treatments used in the treatment of anxiety disorders include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, anxiety management and relaxation therapies, and psychotherapy. Medications used to treat Anxiety Disorders include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), trycyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, beta blockers and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

The Villa Orlando and Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge are adult intensive psychiatric residential treatment centers for clients with serious mental illnesses. We also provide other individualized therapy programs, step-down residential programs, and less intensive mental health services, such as Community Residential Homes, Supportive Housing, Day Treatment Programs and Life Skills training. Pasadena Villa’s Outpatient Center in Raleigh, North Carolina offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (PHP). If you or someone you know may need mental health services, please complete our contact form or call us at 407-215-2519 for more information.

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