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?
If so you could be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is normally a healthy emotion that guides us away from danger. Addiction often goes hand-in-hand with addiction. This emotion of anxiety 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 ‘housebound’. 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’.
Over the years researchers and scientists have classified anxiety into more specific conditions depending on symptoms which patients have reported.
These conditions include:
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:
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.
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