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Spotting & Treating an Anxiety Disorder

Spotting & Treating an Anxiety Disorder

Overcoming Anxiety

Almost everyone has felt anxious at some point; before a job interview, a first date or an important event. The symptoms of anxiety may actually help motivate us to focus and achieve. However, when anxiety becomes unmanageable to the point that it is interfering with daily functioning it may be time to get help.

Anxiety presents itself in three ways:

  1. The anxious body (physical symptoms of terror and panic, sweating, trembling, tension, etc.)
  2. The anxious mind (overactive thoughts, rumination, worry, inability to shut off thoughts, etc.)
  3. Anxious behavior (avoidance of any situation which increases anxiety or engaging in rituals to combat anxious feelings, etc.).

Those with an anxiety disorder may experience chronic anxiety and exaggerated worry, even when there is little to provoke it. Their feelings of anxiety may also be accompanied by physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating or hot flashes. The good news is that anxiety is a treatable disease. With proper care from the help of an anxiety treatment center, symptoms can be managed or alleviated.

More than ever, discussions around the symptoms of anxiety and its impact on day to day life have become a part of the zeitgeist. People with anxiety disorders are now more comfortable coming forward with their experiences battling symptoms, which has opened up the door for others to seek treatment without any stigma or shame. 

If you or a loved one is dealing with unmanageable anxiety, and symptoms have become uncontrollable, anxiety treatment at Austin Lakes Hospital could be the next step. Anxiety treatment in our Austin, Texas, location can help patients get their lives back. 

Our treatment team teaches people the coping skills and relaxation techniques needed to deal with the intense fear, panic attacks and other symptoms associated with various types of anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), separation anxiety disorder, and more. Outpatient and inpatient treatment for anxiety provides multiple options for patients who need different levels of care to manage their individual symptoms. 

Anxiety disorder can be effectively managed with the right combination of medications and psychotherapy, allowing those with the disorder to go on to live productive, fulfilling lives. If you think you or someone you know is in need of anxiety disorder treatment, contact us for a no-cost psychiatric evaluation and more information about our evidence-based treatment programs for anxiety and other mental disorders.

For more information on anxiety disorders, visit the National Institute of Mental Health.

We’re Here to Help

Talking with one of the mental health professionals at our treatment center could help answer your questions. Our team wants to identify how we may be able to help you or your loved one improve daily life with our mental health services. We offer no-cost, confidential assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 512-544-5253.

Our inpatient and outpatient programs can help individuals deal with mental illness or behavioral health issues whether they’re suffering from depression, anxiety or other disorders. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.