When Your Anxiety Gets Overwhelming, The Tapestry Team Can Help!
Experiencing anxiety is normal and can actually benefit us in certain situations. For example, anxiety in heavy traffic helps us focus on the road and exercise caution. When your anxiety acts up at inappropriate times and/or gets in the way of you living your daily life, however, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.
If you struggle with overwhelming feelings of fear and distress, you are not alone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States,” and about 19% of adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. In addition to the 40 million adults who suffer from anxiety, 7% of children and adolescents aged 3-17 suffer symptoms of the disorder.
No matter your age, Tapestry has a treatment program to help you get better. Like other mental illnesses, anxiety is treatable – and we can help!
Call the Tapestry team at (844) 299-1343 to get started.
What Are the Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder?
Because anxiety is a natural feeling and there are many different types of anxiety disorders, some people have trouble recognizing their condition. Nevertheless, some of the most common symptoms of anxiety disorders include:
- Feelings of apprehension or dread
- Feeling tense or jumpy
- Restlessness or irritability
- Expecting the worst from people and situations
- Constantly watching for and anticipating danger
- Sweating, twitching, and tremors
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart rate or pounding in the chest
- Headaches, fatigue, and insomnia
- Digestive problems – upset stomach and diarrhea
- Frequent urination
You may only experience 1 or 2 of the physical and emotional symptoms above, but they can be severe enough to interfere with your daily activities. Further, these feelings of excessive fear or worry usually come up in situations where you are not actively in danger of physical or emotional harm.
With the right treatment, you can free yourself from unnecessary fear and anxiety. Click here to learn more about our treatment programs here at Tapestry.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety can manifest itself and create problems in several different situations.
General anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by chronic, exaggerated worry about everyday life. People with GAD lose hours of each day to unexplained worry and may feel exhausted, achy, nauseous, or tense.
Social anxiety disorder is often mistaken for shyness but is much more intense. People with social anxiety disorders may be extremely afraid of social situations or moments where they need to perform. They typically feel embarrassed when speaking, learning, or working and tend to self-isolate.
Panic disorder occurs when someone has panic attacks or sudden, debilitating feelings of worry or terror. Panic attacks are so severe some people mistake them for heart attacks, and they can strike frequently and without warning.
Phobias happen when things or situations create strong, irrational, and debilitating fear reactions. Multiple phobias can derail someone’s life. Agoraphobia, or fear of being outside or in crowds, can be especially harmful and cause people to become housebound.
People with separation anxiety disorder can be terrified of being alone or losing the people they are attached to, which can have harmful effects on relationships and mental health.
If you are suffering from any of the scenarios described above, you might have trouble living a full and complete life. The road to meaningful living begins with treatment at Tapestry.
How We Help
When we address your anxiety disorder, we consider your entire situation and your unique set of symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan according to your needs. We also understand that people struggling with a mental health condition are people who may face multiple difficulties.
As such, we operate from a comprehensive, evidenced-based approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is an evidence-based approach for a range of mental health struggles including anxiety and trauma. Our ACT based, trauma focused treatment includes individual therapy, family therapy within the ACT and Emotion Focused Family Therapy modality, daily psychotherapeutic process group and psychoeducational group, and holistic modalities including equine therapy, ecotherapy, mindfulness meditation, expressive therapy, and horticultural therapy.
For any information you don’t find online or to get started on your journey toward wellness, simply call us at (844) 299-1343 or fill out our confidential help form online.
We look forward to helping you overcome debilitating fear and anxiety and weaving a Tapestry for meaningful living, together.
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