Anxiety is a common mental health disorder that involves excessive worrying, irritability, and restlessness. Everyone suffers from anxiety at some point in their life. But if these feelings are so intense that they negatively interfere with your day-to-day activities, you may have an anxiety disorder.
At Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, we treat people who are struggling with anxiety as a co-occurring mental health condition. With focused care delivered by our team of experts, you can learn to manage your symptoms and work toward lasting healing.
Anxiety Disorder Statistics
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) have reported the following statistics on anxiety disorders:
- Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions in the United States, affecting more than 40 million adults (19.1% of the population) each year.
- Anxiety disorders affect 25.1% of young people ages 13-18.
- Most people develop anxiety disorder symptoms before they turn 21.
Potential Effects of Anxiety Disorders
If they don’t seek professional support, people who are struggling with anxiety disorders can have trouble functioning. Common anxiety disorder effects include:
- Feeling irritable and restless often or most of the time
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Inability to concentrate, make decisions, or remember important details
- Damaged or strained relationships with loved ones
- Trouble enjoying social events
- Poor school or work performance
- Financial hardship and job loss
- Development of a substance use disorder
- Development of another mental health condition
Anxiety affects everyone differently. People who do not receive the support they need are at risk for experiencing a number of negative effects. But with appropriate care, you can start living a more productive life.
The Benefits of Anxiety Disorder Treatment
Anyone who is struggling with an anxiety disorder might feel like they’ll never find relief. With the constant angst and worry, regaining control of your life may seem out of reach.
By seeking the help of professionals at an anxiety disorder treatment place, you can learn healthier ways to manage the behaviors, feelings, and emotions that have kept you from functioning. During your time in treatment for an anxiety disorder, you can begin to understand the reasons behind your struggles with anxiety and increase your sense of control.
Recognizing that you need help to manage symptoms of an anxiety disorder takes a lot of courage. By finding a place to get anxiety disorder treatment, you can start to make positive changes in many aspects of your life.
Treating Co-Occurring Anxiety Disorders
At Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, we treat each person with the utmost dignity and respect. We use patient-focused, evidence-based therapies to help people reduce and manage their co-occurring anxiety symptoms.
Everyone who chooses our treatment place completes a comprehensive assessment. Our expert team will use the information from your assessment to develop a treatment plan that we’ll tailor to your unique needs, strengths, and goals. Your plan may include:
- Basic medical care provided by doctors and nurses
- Medication management services provided by nurses, psychiatrists, and pharmacists
- Individual therapy sessions with a social worker
- Family therapy sessions that involve social workers and your loved ones
- Group therapy sessions that involve other patients as well as social workers, licensed counselors, or nurses
The professionals on our multidisciplinary treatment teams specialize in treating people who have co-occurring anxiety disorders and other mental health concerns. They will incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and, if applicable, the 12-Step recovery model into your care.
How to Choose the Right Treatment Center for Anxiety Disorders
When looking for a place to get anxiety disorder treatment, it is important that you get all the information you need up front so that you can make the best decision for yourself. Questions to ask when looking for an anxiety disorder treatment center include:
- What does the admissions process look like?
- What levels of care are offered?
- Will I receive an individualized treatment plan that is customized to my needs?
- What types of professionals will I work with during my time in treatment?
- Is the healing environment welcoming and supportive?
- What happens at the end of treatment?
Anxiety that co-occurs with a mental illness can be scary. From the time you enter treatment, we’ll begin planning for your discharge with a detailed aftercare plan so that you can continue your journey toward healing. The professionals at Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital will be with you every step of the way.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital.