Anxiety is a mental health disorder that involves excessive worry and fear that can make daily life difficult. Sierra at Scottsdale Outpatient Care will offer treatment for anxiety for adults age 18 and older of all genders.
With the right anxiety disorder treatment plan, you can improve your symptoms and enjoy a happier, healthier future.
Signs & Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders
The signs and symptoms of anxiety are different for every person. Anxiety can affect someone both physically and mentally depending on the type and severity of the anxiety disorder they have.
Common psychological signs of an anxiety disorder include:
- Excessive fear and worrying
- Avoiding certain places, things or situations that may be triggering
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble sleeping
- Feeling easily irritated
Common physical symptoms of an anxiety disorder include:
- Racing heart
- Excessive sweating
- Muscle tension
Anxiety Disorder Statistics
Here are some anxiety disorder statistics from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America to be aware of:
- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults each year.
- Although treatable, less than 37% of individuals who are suffering from anxiety receive treatment.
- Those who have an anxiety disorder are six times more likely to become hospitalized due to psychiatric disorders.
Anxiety Disorder Causes & Risk Factors
Several factors can increase a person’s risk for developing an anxiety disorder. However, the exact cause of anxiety disorders is unclear.
Anxiety disorder risk factors include:
- Having a parent who has an anxiety disorder or other mental health condition
- Experiencing trauma such as assault, abuse or active military combat
- Having a history of other mental health concerns
- Having a co-occurring behavioral health disorder
Effects of Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders can make daily life more challenging and affect a person’s overall happiness and well-being. Left untreated, an anxiety disorder can have harmful effects such as the following:
- Difficulty in school and at work
- Isolation from others
- Issues in relationships
- Digestive problems
- Financial trouble
In addition, untreated anxiety can lead to an increased risk for other mental health disorders and substance use disorders.
Therapies Used in Anxiety Disorder Treatment
To ensure that we meet each client’s unique needs, Sierra at Scottsdale will offer several different levels of outpatient care, including a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP).
In our PHP and IOP, clients will have the chance to participate in the following types of therapies:
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
Group therapy will be a key part of treatment for anxiety at Sierra at Scottsdale. During group sessions, clients can learn skills in distress tolerance, journaling, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and mindfulness.
Benefits of Anxiety Disorder Treatment
There are many benefits of anxiety disorder treatment. Without treatment, someone who has anxiety may find life more challenging and less fulfilling.
Anxiety can negatively affect someone’s relationships, social life and interpersonal skills, leaving them isolated from others. Anxiety disorders can cause someone to feel an intense fear of social situations, making it difficult for them to form new friendships. With treatment for anxiety, you can process the root causes of anxiety and relieve your symptoms. This can lead to healthier relationships and stronger connections.
Left untreated, anxiety can also have an impact on someone’s work and education. Anxiety can make it difficult to complete tasks, give presentations and take on new roles. With treatment, you can learn to do these things with confidence.
Treatment for anxiety can also help you learn healthier ways to cope with negative emotions to make daily life more enjoyable.
Choosing the Right Anxiety Disorder Treatment Center
There are many things to keep in mind when choosing an anxiety disorder treatment center. You will want to make sure that the treatment place you go to can provide the level of care you need with the appropriate amount of support.
Sierra at Scottsdale Outpatient Care will offer an IOP and a PHP. Both programs will provide outpatient services, with several hours of anxiety disorder therapy each day, several days a week. You might choose one of the programs at our treatment center if you do not require 24-hour care and want a more flexible therapy schedule.
When you choose Sierra at Scottsdale as your anxiety disorder treatment place, you will also be choosing our team of experts. We are staffed by licensed clinical social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists who are dedicated to making sure that your anxiety disorder treatment plan is customized to meet your needs.
Along with personalized anxiety disorder treatment, Sierra at Scottsdale will also provide aftercare planning. This might include admission to a different program, referrals to traditional outpatient services and other resources that promote long-term healing.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Sierra at Scottsdale Outpatient Care.