Everyone experiences stress at various times in their life. Sometimes, however, those feelings can be more than just a passing emotion.
When anxiety starts to interrupt your ability to live your life on a day-to-day basis, it can become difficult to complete routine activities, work, attend school, or form and maintain healthy relationships. If this is the case, you may need professional support for an anxiety disorder.
There are different types of anxiety disorders according to the National Institute of Mental Health, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Each can produce different sensations of fear or dread depending on the specific person.
Fortunately, anxiety is a treatable condition. With proper professional treatment, you can understand how to manage the symptoms of anxiety and live a healthier, more rewarding life.
At Tower Behavioral Health, we provide inpatient treatment for adults age 18 and older who have been struggling with the symptoms and effects of anxiety disorders. We offer personalized anxiety disorder care and compassionate support to help adults of all genders begin their journey toward a new beginning.
Signs & Symptoms of Anxiety
There are a lot of factors at play when considering which signs and symptoms of anxiety a person is likely to display: age, medical history, genetic factors, and personality, to name a few. Some people may show relatively few signs of anxiety, but others might struggle with extremely severe symptoms.
Some common signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders include:
- Trouble concentrating
- Feeling restless, irritable, or on edge
- Having an impending sense of panic or doom
- Feeling weak or tired
- Having trouble sleeping
- Experiencing gastrointestinal problems
- Increased heart rate
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle tension or achiness
It’s important for anyone who shows any signs or experiences any symptoms of anxiety to seek help from a qualified healthcare professional. Tower Behavioral Health provides comprehensive assessments that help us determine if our anxiety disorder programming is the right fit for your needs.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States, with more than 40 million adults (19.1% of the population) experiencing anxiety, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Some other revealing statistics include:
- Only 36.9% of those struggling with anxiety receive treatment, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).
- A 2007 Harvard study found that the past-year prevalence of any anxiety disorder was higher among females (23.4%) than among males (14.3%), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- NIMH also reports that an estimated 31.1% of U.S. adults suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.
- According to the ADAA, people who have an anxiety disorder are six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from an anxiety disorder.
Potential Effects of Anxiety
Anxiety affects different people in different ways depending on a variety of environmental and genetic factors. But one element remains consistent across the board: If you don’t receive professional anxiety treatment, you are at significant risk for suffering from severe emotional, mental, physical, and social consequences.
Some of the most common effects of anxiety include:
- Social isolation
- Increased risk for substance abuse
- Trouble keeping up in school or at work
- Financial challenges
- Strained relationships with loved ones
- Headaches and chronic pain
- Onset or worsening of co-occurring mental health conditions
- Suicidal ideation
By getting the type and level of anxiety treatment that’s right for you, you can greatly reduce your risk for the downward spiral of anxiety. Spending time at an anxiety treatment center can help you begin to heal from any negative anxiety effects you’ve already experienced.
Benefits of Anxiety Treatment
One of the biggest benefits of receiving inpatient anxiety disorder treatment at Tower Behavioral Health is the realization that you’re not alone. There are many people out there who understand what you’ve been going through, and that camaraderie with other patients, combined with programming administered by a compassionate team of professionals, can make all the difference in the world.
Inpatient anxiety treatment allows you to step away from the distractions and stressors of your daily life and focus solely on you. Perhaps for the first time, you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in getting to the root of the struggles you’ve been carrying with you. You’ll do it all in a safe, secure environment where our patients are our top priority.
Tower Behavioral Health uses a variety of evidence-based techniques and practices to form a personalized treatment plan that is unique to your strengths, needs, and goals. No two people struggle with an anxiety disorder in the same way, and our multidisciplinary staff will identify the areas that can help you move through your healing journey in the most optimal way.
Along with helping you make significant strides during your time in our anxiety treatment center, we will develop a detailed discharge plan that will help you achieve continued success. Our time caring for you doesn’t stop when you leave anxiety disorder treatment. We’ll provide you with community resources and step-down support for the days, weeks, months, and years to come.
Therapies Used in Anxiety Treatment
We administer thorough assessments before accepting you into anxiety disorder treatment at Tower Behavioral Health so that we can identify your needs and address them completely. After combing through this information, we’ll put together a personalized anxiety treatment plan that will be your playbook for success during your time with us.
Depending on a number of individual factors, your anxiety treatment might include:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family meetings
- Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
- Music, art, and dance/movement therapies
- Medication management services
We use a variety of therapeutic modalities to assist with the healing process. During your time in anxiety treatment, you may take part in:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Motivational interviewing
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
If you choose Tower Behavioral Health, you’re putting yourself in the hands of a team of anxiety disorder experts who will always put patients first. Together, you’ll see that an anxiety disorder doesn’t have to be a diagnosis of continued frustration. With our anxiety treatment plans, renewed hope is just around the corner.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Tower Behavioral Health.