Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Tower Behavioral Health to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Tower Behavioral Health.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Reading, Pennsylvania’s Premier Anxiety Treatment Center

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 Statistics

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
  • Insomnia
  • 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
  • Mindfulness
  • 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.

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