Anxiety Treatment in Los Angeles
The standard, day to day worries we all have are a part of life. The bills, getting places on time, work or school stress, etc. we all live with some degree of anxiety and, honestly, that’s normal. A certain level of it just goes with the territory of living.It’s when an anxiety disorder starts to take over our lives and makes it difficult to participate in our day to day that things get real and some outside help may be needed to right the ship.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety, as per the American Psychological Association, is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.
To those that suffer from it, it may be comforting to know that it’s quite prevalent and you’re far from the only one who’s experiencing it. Nearly 1 in 5 adults, 19.1% to be exact, had an anxiety disorder in the past year and an estimated 31.1% experience any anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.
The numbers are even higher among those aged 13-18.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Having excessive, persistent and disproportionate anxiety most days related to often routine circumstances
Panic Disorder – Unexpected and sudden periods of intense fear which peak and disappear quickly
Specific Phobias – Strong fear and aversion of specific things or situations
Agoraphobia – Separate from the specific phobias, this is related to an out of proportion fear of being in situations where escape is difficult and can lead to people refusing to leave their homes
Social Anxiety Disorder – Anxiety related to people, social situations, performances, etc. due to fear of negative judgment or being self-conscious
Separation Anxiety Disorder – More typically associated with children, this is something adults can encounter too
Selective Mutism – Also something more related to children, it’s an inability to speak in certain circumstances
Do I Need Help From an
Anxiety Therapist in Los Angeles?
Given the wide scope of what constitutes an anxiety disorder, and how debilitating suffering through them can be, seeking an effective treatment may be in your best interest. Rehab centers in Burbank just could be your ticket back to feeling like your old self.
Of course, knowing what to look for and what separates “regular” anxiety from a disorder that requires treatment is paramount. The Mayo Clinic provides an exhaustive list of the common symptoms.
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Symptoms of Anxiety
Feeling nervous, restless or tense
Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
Having an increased heart rate
Breathing rapidly or hyperventilation
Feeling weak or tired
Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
Having trouble sleeping
Experiencing gastrointestinal problems
Having difficulty controlling worry
Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety
Signs You Need Help
How anxiety affects each person varies. Not everyone will experience the same thing but if symptoms not only persist over time but get worse, it’s crucial to seek help.
What Methods Are Used to Treat Anxiety?
Fortunately, there are plenty of anxiety treatments available and it’s not something that needs to hang over you like a cloud forever or dictate how you live. Among the most effective treatment options is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
CBT is a type of psychotherapy aka “talk therapy” that essentially is used to instill a different way of thinking and reacting to anxiety and the situations that make it flare up. The idea is that what we think, how we feel and how we behave are all closely connected – and all of these factors have a decisive influence on our well-being. Shifting how we think or perceive something, therefore, can work wonders for anxiety.
The beauty of these types of talk therapy programs is that they can be done in our Los Angeles outpatient rehab center, penciled in to accommodate your regular schedule.
Naturally, not all anxiety is created equal and yours requires more robust and intensive treatment, the LA Partial Hospitalization Program at Multi Concept Recovery can be the right solution. A more comprehensive and intensive treatment program but one which doesn’t involve long term, overnight stays.
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Multi-Concept Recovery is dedicated to addressing all of a person’s needs. This approach to recovery has a proven track-record of success. Our staff is available to address your questions and concerns. Please contact us today to discuss how our treatment options can help you. We can discuss the specific, personalized types of treatment you need, whether that is therapy, medication, or anything else.
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