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Therapy for Anxiety Disorders at Harmony Place

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2019, anxiety disorders affected about 301 million people worldwide. While there are many different types of anxiety disorders, they all share one common feature—chronic and overwhelming anxiety that interferes with daily life.

Fortunately, there are many effective treatment options available for anxiety disorders. In most cases, a combination of therapy and medication is the best approach. However, working with a mental health professional is essential to find the right anxiety disorder and substance abuse treatment plan for you.

The most suitable place to get the best treatment plan for anxiety disorders is at a reputable rehab center with rehab programs that attend to your specific needs. Harmony Place offers anxiety treatment in Los Angeles, California.

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Risk Factors & Causes

What is an Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety is a normal emotion that occurs occasionally. For example, when you have a test or an interview. It is normal to experience anxiety, but it should not impede your performance. An anxiety disorder is a condition that causes persistent and excessive worry or fear. People with anxiety disorders may experience physical symptoms such as heart palpitations and sweating and often feel out of control. 

In addition, individuals with anxiety disorders may find it difficult to concentrate, sleep, breathe, and stay still. Research is unable to identify the principal cause of anxiety disorders. However, identifiable risk factors could predispose a person to anxiety disorders.

These risk factors can include some of the following: 

  • Family history of mental health disorder
  • Childhood trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Negative life events that lead to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Personality traits such as shyness or timidity 
  • Illnesses such as heart and thyroid conditions

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

What Are the Types of Anxiety Disorders?

There are different types of anxiety disorders, each with its symptoms and treatment options. The most common types of anxiety disorders are:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

People with GAD experience excessive worry and anxiety that interferes with their daily lives. According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA), about 6.8 million adults in the U.S. are affected by this disorder.

Symptoms include restlessness or being on edge, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances. Treatment options for GAD include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, and self-care.

Panic Disorder

People with panic disorder experience recurrent and unexpected panic attacks. These attacks can cause various physical symptoms, including chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, and gastrointestinal distress. It is more common in women than in men. Panic disorder affects about 2.7% of the U.S. population.

Panic disorder can also lead to feelings of anticipatory anxiety and avoidance of situations where an attack might occur. Panic Disorder treatment at Harmony Place includes CBT, medication, and exposure therapy. 

Social Anxiety Disorder

People with social anxiety experience intense anxiety and self-consciousness in social situations. They may worry about being judged or evaluated by others or embarrassing themselves. Physical symptoms can include blushing, sweating, trembling, and difficulty speaking.

Social anxiety can interfere with work, school, and relationships. This disorder affects about 15 million adults in the United States of America. Contact us today to learn more about social anxiety treatment here at Harmony Place.

The Treatment Program

What Does Anxiety Disorder Treatment in Los Angeles Entail?

Anxiety and addiction recovery treatment programs typically involve a combination of therapy and medication. The type of therapy used will vary depending on the severity of the anxiety disorder and the individual’s preferences. 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one therapy that is effective for treating anxiety disorders. CBT focuses on changing how a person thinks about and responds to anxiety-provoking situations.

Medication is also often used to treat anxiety disorder and substance abuse. The most common type of medication used is antidepressants. Antidepressants can be effective for some people, but they can also have side effects that make them difficult to tolerate. Some people may also respond well to anti-anxiety medications or other medications, while others may look to receive anxiety treatment without medication. The anxiety treatment center at Harmony Place aims to address these specific needs of each individual anxiety treatment plan accordingly. 

The decision about which treatment program is right for an individual will depend on many factors, including the severity of the anxiety disorder and the individual’s preferences. Working with a mental health professional is essential to find the right treatment program for you.

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    Co-Occurring Disorders

    Does the Dual Diagnosis Facility at Harmony Place offer Treatment for Addiction and Anxiety?

    There is a strong relationship between addiction and anxiety disorders. People with anxiety disorders are more likely to develop an addiction, and people with an addiction are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder. These two conditions often co-occur and are called dual diagnoses.

    People with anxiety disorders may turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. They may use these substances to try to cope with their anxiety or to escape from difficult situations. However, this can lead to a cycle of dependence and addiction.

    People with addictions may also experience anxiety as a result of their substance use. They may feel anxious about using drugs or alcohol or about the consequences of their addiction. This can lead to further drug use as they try to cope with their anxiety.

    It is important to seek help if you are struggling with either an anxiety disorder or an addiction from a reputable rehab center close to you. Our dual diagnosis treatment is available and can be effective.

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    Addiction and Anxiety Treatment in Los Angeles, CA

    Harmony Place is a mental health and addiction treatment center in Southern California. We offer various evidence-based treatment options for our clients, including individual and group therapy, medication management, and more.

    Dual-diagnosis treatment programs available at Harmony Place include:

    • Medication-Assisted Treatment: A medication-assisted treatment plan addresses patients with severe addiction issues like heroin addiction and cocaine addiction and their withdrawal symptoms. Medical experts treat patients with these issues by offering them a substitute for their addiction. On a simpler note, instead of heroin or cocaine, patients are offered clinical, holistic, and evidence-based therapy.
    • Comprehensive Care and Relapse Resistance Building Treatment: Patients undergoing this treatment plan at Harmony Place are subjected to dual diagnosis care and other therapeutic measures that help relieve stressors and pain. This treatment has proven effective for long-term recovery.
    • Family Therapy Programs: The family therapy program provides psycho-information to members. Here, health professionals give them enough insight into addiction and the behavioral characteristics of family members undergoing recovery. The process is aimed at helping families build trust, love, and support for anyone going through recovery among them.

    Get anxiety treatment in Los Angeles today at Harmony Place. Contact us now to get started.