Inpatient Anxiety Treatment Center in San Diego

Anxiety Symptoms & Treatment - Affinity Treatment Centers

Feeling occasional twinges of anxiety is a completely normal part of being a busy and fully-functioning adult. However, if your anxiety is a nearly constant presence, then it may be an anxiety disorder. An anxiety disorder can make living a normal life difficult, causing intense fear and worry that can be debilitating. That is why Affinity Treatment Centers provide anxiety treatment at our San Diego location, helping those in need overcome anxiety to live a happy and healthy life.

Understanding the Challenges of Anxiety

About 40 million Americans – 18 percent of U.S. adults – exhibit anxiety symptoms in any given year. Anxiety manifests in many ways: It can be associated with very specific situations, like social anxiety, or it can present as generalized anxiety.

Anxiety Symptoms

Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Persistent unease and distress, as if one is being “hunted” or attacked;

  • Racing thoughts about threatening situations, which reduce concentration;

  • Sleep disturbances, including difficulty falling or staying asleep or nightmares;

  • Physical symptoms that can include fatigue, muscle tension and panic attacks.

A panic attack is a dramatic physical reaction to anxiety-provoking stimuli. It often includes a pounding heart, hyperventilating, sweating and other acute symptoms. However, many people have severe anxiety disorders that never, or almost never, result in panic.

 

Why Get Treatment for Anxiety?

Anxiety can make performing even the most minuscule task difficult, as the symptoms of an anxiety disorder can interfere in every aspect of an individual’s life. This can lead to challenges and struggles at work, in relationships, with family, and in performing everyday tasks. On top of the issues that come with anxiety symptoms, anxiety can also lead to other mental health issues like depression. That is why it is important to get help from an expert who can help you learn to live with anxiety and avoid crippling anxiety attacks.

Effective Treatment for Anxiety Sufferers at Affinity Treatment Centers

At Affinity Treatment Centers, we recognize the hardships anxiety sufferers face. During treatment, our residents receive respectful, customized 24-hour care. We tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs.

Our treatment modalities include:

  • Large- and small-group sessions: Group sessions help anxiety sufferers connect with others who understand their situation. It’s important to know you’re not alone!

  • One-on-one psychotherapy: One-on-one counseling helps residents express themselves in a safe environment. This can help them get to the root of their anxiety.

  • Medication management: Effective drug therapy requires the right medications at the right dosages. Affinity manages dosing and schedules on residents’ behalf.

Some alternative treatments include:

  • Cognitive therapyCognitive therapy focuses on providing healthy new coping mechanisms for anxiety-provoking situations. These skills serve residents for the rest of their lives.

  • Christian spiritual counseling: A sense of connection with something greater helps many people put anxiety into a different perspective.

For more information, contact Affinity Treatment Centers today.

 

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