Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things. Individuals struggling with GAD experience excessive anxiety and worry, often expecting the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, GAD affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1% of the U.S. population, in any given year. Women are twice as likely to be affected by generalized anxiety disorder.
Individuals with generalized anxiety disorder often startle easily and struggle to relax, concentrate, and fall/stay asleep. Physical symptoms that often accompany the anxiety include fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, nausea, lightheadedness, feeling out of breath, and hot flashes. Anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder are most often treated with psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of the two.
At Serenity Now, CMHC we understand the importance of creating a safe and recovery-oriented environment for each of our clients. Individuals struggling with anxiety disorders often believe that they are beyond the point of being helped. At Serenity Now, CMHC we believe that every client is capable of achieving and maintaining long-term emotional wellness. Our compassionate and experienced staff at Serenity Now, CMHC provides individualized treatment to each of our clients struggling with anxiety to help them heal and recover.
Treatment for anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder at Serenity Now, CMHC includes a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, expressive and recreational therapy (i.e. art, music, yoga, and meditation), and medication management. Therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy are particularly helpful in treating disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder. Serenity Now’s anxiety disorder treatment program encompasses the entirety of our client’s being: mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Our clients struggling with an anxiety disorder (and any other co-occurring disorders) must develop tools to help when struggling with symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. At Serenity Now, CMHC we teach our clients the necessary tools to help them when struggling with symptoms of anxiety.
If you or a loved one are struggling with anxiety, help is available. You no longer need to struggle alone. Call Serenity Now, CMHC today at (866) 802-5868 to begin your journey to emotional wellness forever.