Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the United States. It affects more than 40 million people a year. Although many of the symptoms are associated with generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder are also anxiety disorders. These different disorders have their own unique treatments. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic affecting the entire world and most people’s daily routines upended and their social networks becoming frayed due to isolation; it is not a surprise that anxiety is on the increase. Finding the right anxiety treatment center has now become that much more important.
What to Expect from an Anxiety Treatment Center
A proper diagnosis is the first order of business. You may be suffering from an anxiety disorder, or there may be something else wrong. There are several anxiety disorders, and it is vital that you are diagnosed with the correct one. There may be other issues, perhaps a mental health disorder, that are contributing to your anxiety. It could be this that is triggering your anxiety, and it will need to be assessed first. Individual therapy, involving one-on-one sessions with a therapist, will help to identify any traumas that have caused the anxiety. Then you will be ready to attend group sessions with other clients suffering from anxiety. They, too, may have similar triggers requiring a dual diagnosis program, where both the anxiety and the mental health issues are treated together.
Anxiety has the ability to make it seem like there is little meaning to life. Even the most mundane tasks become difficult, and there is this growing feeling that things can only get worse. Anxiety robs you of hope. But if you can see clearly enough that you have a problem, entering an anxiety treatment program can offer you that hope that you so desperately need. Meeting other people who are going through what you are reminds you that you are not alone in this struggle. Effective treatment is available that can help you turn the corner and start to feel like your old self again.
5 Symptoms of Anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
- Accelerated or abnormal heart rate
- Trouble sleeping
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
By using mental health therapy to treat multiple mental disorders, dual diagnosis treatment can treat both anxiety and the underlying mental health issues together. If the anxiety is treated without addressing the root causes, it cannot be treated effectively. To find a cure one must first understand what caused the anxiety in the first place. Both aspects of this treatment inform the other and lead to a faster and more comprehensive recovery from addiction. If the other disorders go untreated it may cause a misdiagnosis. Dual diagnosis specializes in evaluating multiple disorders and treating them as a collective disorder where the treatment of one is not prioritized over the others.
Reach Out to Sunstone Recovery Today
Everyone experiences anxiety to a certain degree. But when it routinely plagues you and interferes with your life and prevents you from socializing or doing something that would ordinarily bring you pleasure, your anxiety has begun to control you rather than the other way around. It is important to understand the root cause of this disorder to treat it effectively. We also offer treatment for the following concerns:
- Bipolar disorder
- Mood disorders
A dual diagnosis treatment program can be the best way to tackle all your mental health issues and get them under control. At Sunstone Recovery in Bend, Oregon, we have an extensive mental health treatment program covering anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, and PTSD. We can be reached online or at 855.833.9199 for you to take the first step on your journey to wellness and recovery.