Anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting over 40 million Americans every year.
While anxiety is a perfectly normal and healthy reaction that everyone experiences, those with an anxiety disorder can experience anxiety for seemingly no reason. Their anxiety can be so severe as well that it can prevent them from being able to go about their daily life.
For those suffering from an anxiety disorder, we offer telehealth treatment for anxiety here at Evolve Wellness Inc.
An anxiety disorder is a mental health condition that is highlighted by uncontrollable and unexplainable bouts of anxiety. While everyone experiences anxiety at some point, “normal” bouts of anxiety are often brought on by stress, fear, or other factors going on around us.
Someone with an anxiety disorder will experience anxiety for no logical reason. Furthermore, their anxiety can be so severe and debilitating that it can prevent them from being able to go about their daily life and perform even the most basic of tasks.
Since everyone experiences anxiety, it may be difficult for someone to tell if a friend, family member, or loved one is suffering from an anxiety disorder or just experiencing a normal bout of anxiety. Even for those who do suffer from an anxiety disorder, depending on the type and severity of their disorder, it may also be difficult to properly identify.
If you think that you or someone you know is suffering from an anxiety disorder, below are some of the more common signs and symptoms:
Additionally, someone with an anxiety disorder might experience the following:
Experiencing feelings of anxiety doesn’t automatically mean that someone is suffering from an anxiety disorder. After all, anxiety is a natural reaction that the brain and body have to stress and fear.
However, much like other types of mental health conditions as well as substance use disorders, there are certain causes and risk factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing an anxiety disorder.
Below are some common causes and risk factors associated with anxiety disorder:
Anxiety disorder is actually an umbrella term used to describe different types of anxiety-based mental health conditions. Some anxiety disorders are fairly common while others may be rare or brought on by specific events.
Below are some of the different types of anxiety disorders, including some of the ones we treat at Evolve Wellness Inc:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by experiencing anxiety or dread to the point where it can interfere with a person’s daily life, preventing them from being able to complete even the most basic tasks. This anxiety or dread can last weeks, months, or even years and is the most common of all the different types of anxiety disorders.
Some common symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder include:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that centers around a person’s obsessions and subsequent compulsions. Someone with OCD may find themselves in a chronic state of anxiety as a result of their obsessions and compulsions.
Examples of OCD include:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that is brought on by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. These events can be dangerous, life-threatening, shocking, or scary. Reliving or even thinking about the event or events can lead to extreme feelings of anxiety and dread.
First responders and those who have served in the military suffer from PTSD at a higher rate than the general public.
Symptoms of PTSD include:
Panic disorder is characterized by frequent and unexplained panic attacks. Someone suffering from a panic attack might experience extreme feelings of discomfort, fear, and a sense of losing control.
Additional symptoms that are common with a panic disorder include:
Someone suffering from a social anxiety disorder, such as a social phobia or agoraphobia may start to experience feelings of anxiety and dread at just the thought of having to be in social situations. These feelings might be so severe that they actively avoid everyday events like going to work or school.
Some symptoms associated with Social Anxiety Disorder include:
According to the American Psychiatric Association, anxiety disorders affect close to 30% of adults at some point in their lives.
Unfortunately, though, only a small percentage of those people get the treatment and help that they need. Roughly 35% of all people that suffer from an anxiety disorder seek out proper treatment for their condition.
As a result, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, people that suffer from anxiety disorders are six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders. Additionally, their lack of treatment can also lead to a higher rate of the development of physical ailments as those with untreated anxiety disorders are 5 times more likely to go to the doctor.
Below is a breakdown of the estimated percentage of U.S. adults that suffer from various anxiety disorders on a yearly basis:
If you or a loved one is suffering from an anxiety disorder, it is important to seek proper, professional mental health treatment right away. Untreated anxiety disorders can lead to an increased risk of physical ailments as well as suicidal thoughts or actions.
Anxiety treatment centers provide the therapy and treatment needed to properly address a variety of mental health conditions, including various anxiety disorders, in an outpatient setting. This means that you can continue to live your daily life while also getting the help you need to address your mental health struggles.
At Evolve Wellness Inc, we offer telehealth for anxiety. We also offer online treatment for the following mental health conditions:
For those with busy schedules or who would feel comfortable talking about their struggles in the comfort of their own home, our telehealth outpatient treatment program provides access to quality mental health on your schedule and from a location of your choosing.
For more information about our therapy and treatment programs or to schedule an appointment with one of our telehealth treatment professionals, contact us today.