Everyone experiences the occasional bout of anxiety, which is that feeling of inner turmoil because you are uneasy or worried, perhaps fearful. Anxiety typically involves a sense of dread because it is the brain’s way of telling you there might be a danger. While everyone feels anxious at times, those with anxiety disorders have overwhelming feelings that are constant and excessive. They may have benign triggers, making you fear something that isn’t a danger.
Our TruHealing Centers team recognizes that there are different kinds of anxiety disorders, and each disorder can be treated. Understanding these common anxiety disorders may be the first step in minimizing the negative impact that they have on your life.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder refers to feelings of worry or tension that are not associated with anything. This disorder has a general trigger, meaning anything might set it off. In some cases, there may not even be a trigger. Those with generalized anxiety disorder feel an unrealistic level of worry and tension.
A panic disorder is an intense fear that is sudden and overwhelming. The intensity of this panic can trigger physical symptoms such as:
- Chest pain
- Numbness in the left arm
- Heart palpitations
- A feeling of choking
- Shortness of breath
People in the midst of a panic attack often believe they are having a heart attack. The fear of death heightens their sense of panic.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder or social phobia refers that an overwhelming worry about social situations. A person with this condition may obsess about being around people and fear their judgment or ridicule. The feeling can be intense enough to keep them from going out or being around people.
Agoraphobia is the intense fear of being somewhere without escape. For example, someone with this condition may be anxious on an airplane or in an elevator. They always need to know there is a way to leave the place in case of an emergency.
Separation anxiety is what many toddlers feel when a parent goes to work or leaves a room. It can be more intense for those with an anxiety disorder. They may be afraid to be away from someone they feel close to, like a spouse or sibling. They may worry about what will happen to that person when they are somewhere else.
Other Types of Anxiety Disorders
There are many less common types of anxiety disorders.
- Phobia is one that many people experience in mild forms. Someone might be afraid of spiders, for example. When they see one, they feel compelled to run away to a place of safety. More intense phobias can be disabling, such as fear of air pollution or germs.
- Selective mutism is a unique type of anxiety that is seen in young children. They may be afraid to speak to anyone outside their family.
- Medication-induced anxiety disorder is a side effect of medical treatment. It may also occur during withdrawal from a drug. It is one reason that many people chose a monitored detox service to help keep them safe during one of the hardest parts of recovery.
TruHealing Centers offers a continuum of care at multiple locations throughout the country, including managed detox.
TruHealing Centers is one of the leading mental health and substance abuse treatment programs in the country. Services that we provide include:
- Residential treatment
- Intensive outpatient therapies
- Partial hospitalization
- Trauma therapy
- Family therapy
TruHealing Centers offers dual diagnosis treatments that include anxiety treatment, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Ease Symptoms of Common Anxiety Disorders with Our Help
If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, don’t let it control your life. Our anxiety treatment can help you regain peace of mind. Reach out to our TruHealing Centers specialists today by calling [Direct] or filling out our online contact form.