Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are a feeling of fear that is constant and debilitating. They are the most common form of emotional disorder and affect approximately 40 million people in the United States each year or 14% of the adult population. More women than men are affected by this disorder.

What are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

According to the National Institute of Health, the following are the most common forms of anxiety disorder:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder – worry about daily life events
  • Social phobia – anxiety of being judged by others
  • Panic disorder – fear of terror or impending doom
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder – fear after experiencing a traumatic event
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder – the need to repeat a routine over and over
  • Specific phobias – an extreme fear of something that does not present actual danger

How does Haven Behavioral Hospital of Phoenix treat Anxiety?

At Haven Behavioral Hospital of Phoenix, anxiety disorders may be treated with medication, therapy or both. Our highly trained staff assesses each individual situation and determines the most effective treatment plan. Anxiety disorders are an illness but, with proper treatment, patients can manage symptoms and live a normal, happy life.


Sources:
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/anxietydisorders/aboutanxietydisorders/01.html
http://healthtools.aarp.org/health/anxiety

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Anxiety in Older Adults
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Anxiety in Older Adults
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Anxiety disorders are a constant and debilitating feeling of fear. They are the most common form of emotional disorder and affect 40 million people in US.
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