Do you suffer from an irrational fear that’s preventing you from living the life you wish for? Do you suffer from panic attacks for the most trivial of reasons? Or perhaps you’re suffering from a range of mental health issues including depression, an eating disorder, substance abuse or insomnia.
If so you could be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is normally a healthy emotion that guides us away from danger. This emotion has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years through a process known as natural selection. Thanks to the gene giving rise to anxiety, our ancestors who exhibited this lifesaving emotion were more likely to live long enough to have children and pass the gene on to further generations compared to those who did not.
Chemically, anxiety is precipitated by a hormone known as adrenaline. Anxiety is also known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. However those with an anxiety disorder trigger a release of adrenaline even when danger does not reasonably present itself. Anxiety disorder sufferers thus live their lives in fear. The occurrence of ‘panic attacks’ means many anxiety sufferers are afraid to venture away from their own home. Thus many anxiety sufferers become ‘house bound’. An anxiety disorder is often the result of prolonged drug or alcohol use. Anxiety may also be caused by a traumatic event occurring in the sufferers past. This is often known as ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’.
How anxiety is classified
Over the years researchers and scientists have classified anxiety into more specific conditions depending on symptoms which patients have reported.
These conditions include:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – this variety of anxiety is marred by a feeling of fear or intense worry
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – this condition is characterised by an ongoing state of anxiety relating to a post-traumatic event e.g. car accident or military combat duty
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – this condition is characterised by irrational beliefs. These beliefs typically relate to cleanliness and contamination. OCD consumes much of sufferer’s day meaning the sufferer is unable to work
- Phobias – these include irrational fears of flying, insects and heights etc
Anxiety’s symptoms to look out for
If you suspect you or a loved one may suffer from an anxiety disorder, it’s important you reach out for professional help. However before you do so you may wish to know common symptoms associated with an anxiety disorder.
These symptoms include:
- A heightened heart-beat
- Lack of concentration
Rehab treatment for anxiety
At Rehab 4 Addiction we offer bespoke rehabilitation services for people suffering from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety treatment methods are highly successful for most patients. Your anxiety treatment is tailored to your precise needs. When you enter an anxiety rehab centre a psychiatrist carries out a full evaluation of your medical history. A full medical examination is carried out, both psychical and psychological. The psychiatrist determines the category of anxiety disorder you suffer from as outlined above.
The anxiety treatment we promote is highly structured and you must be willing to attend therapy sessions throughout the day. Treatment options are available on an outpatient and residential nature. Generally we recommend residential treatment given the advantages this form of treatment has over other forms of available treatment.
Residential treatment requires you to move into the treatment centre for the entire duration of your programme. These programmes typically last between fourteen and twenty-eight days. The required length of treatment is determined during a pre-admission assessment.
Contact Rehab 4 Addiction for Anxiety Treatment
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