Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment
Anxiety is a normal emotion, but it can also take over your life and make normal functioning impossible. When worrying persists and is related to many different things, you may be diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. This is a difficult but treatable mental illness. Managing it may mean taking a few weeks out of your life to learn how to minimize and cope with anxiety. A serene, gender-specific setting working with others in a small, supportive group may be just what you need to learn how to live a better life with generalized anxiety disorder.
Anxiety is a feeling everyone experiences. But when anxiety becomes out of control, when it begins to disrupt your life and cause significant distress, you may need professional help to learn to manage it. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common type of mental illness that can be severe or complicated by other mental health issues, including past experiences of trauma.
Women are about twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. While many of the symptoms of anxiety disorders are the same for men and women, responses to treatment are often different. A treatment program that focuses on women can help you learn to manage your anxiety and address any underlying issues that trigger symptoms.
Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder at Helix
Generalized anxiety disorder is just one type of anxiety disorder. It is characterized by:
- Excessive and persistent worrying about all kinds of situations
- Overthinking and analyzing various aspects of your life
- An inability to relax
- Difficulty concentrating
- Going blank when trying to get things done
- Physical symptoms such as muscle tension, trembling, sweating, nausea, and difficulty sleeping
If you have these symptoms and they persist for weeks at a time, you may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. It is difficult to live with and function with this condition, but treatment can be effective.
At Helix, following a thorough assessment, you will receive a personalized treatment program that includes one-on-one therapy and treatment plan for any co-occurring conditions you have. Typically behavioral therapy helps you learn how to make positive and lasting changes for managing anxiety.
Why Choose Helix Treatment Centers for Anxiety Treatment?
Residential treatment may be the best option for your care for a variety of reasons:
- You have tried other treatments, like counseling and lifestyle changes, and found no relief.
- Medications aren’t helping you manage anxiety.
- You are unable to function normally at home because of anxiety.
- You have more than one mental illness.
- Trauma is a part of your past and continues to impact your mental health now.
Choosing treatment at Helix is the first step toward building a better life. Anxiety has no cure, but there are many effective ways to manage it and improve your life every day. At Helix, you’ll benefit from gender-specific care. Experts on staff understand how women experience anxiety and respond to treatment.
If trauma is a part of your past, you’ll benefit from the focus on healing from past experiences at Helix. You can also expect to feel safer in this treatment environment, which includes a small group of other women and a serene environment monitored 24 hours a day by trained staff.
Several types of therapy will be available to you at Helix, including behavioral therapies that are most often found to be effective for managing anxiety. Additionally, you will get the benefit of a treatment plan designed specifically for your needs, so you get the therapy that works best for you.
What to Expect Your First Day
When you choose to enroll in a residential program, you are taking the first step to a better life with generalized anxiety. The first day can be a little scary, especially for someone who struggles with anxiety. It helps to know what to expect and also to visit the facility before your first day, for a tour and to get to know the staff and other residents.
- You’ll be given plenty of time to settle in and get comfortable before starting any treatment. Our experienced staff understands your needs and will help you get through the day in your own time.
- You’ll do is go through intake, which means filling out some forms,, and undergoing an assessment, which is important for developing your treatment plan.You’ll work with your clinical team and provide background information, symptoms, and experiences so that you can receive a thorough diagnosis.
- You will also be given the chance to collaborate on developing your individualized program.
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Your Helix Treatment Centers Experience
The experience of receiving treatment at Helix is one of tranquility and relaxation, which is exactly what you need when you struggle with anxiety. Our residence is up in the hills, away from the city, where you’ll hear only the sounds of nature and be surrounded by peace and quiet.
Helix has just six beds, which means you will enjoy care in a small, intimate group of other supportive women. Residents get to know each other and work together as a community to heal and start building better lives for when they return home.
Mental health isn’t as simple as just treating one condition or symptom, and the experts at Helix understand that. Your treatment here will include all issues that contribute to and complicate your anxiety, including traumatic experiences, other mental illnesses, and personal relationships.
Lasting Change for a Better Life
Healing from and managing anxiety is a lifelong endeavor. It doesn’t end when you leave treatment. For this reason, a major focus at Helix is preparing for life after care. You’ll learn strategies for healthy coping, work on making positive changes that last, and develop lifestyle habits that support lower anxiety.
The main goal of getting treatment at Helix for generalized anxiety disorder is not eliminating anxiety but building a better life. Anxiety disorders are not curable, but they are manageable. With the right treatment experience you can learn to live well with this condition and to start enjoying life again.
Don’t let the effects of generalized anxiety disorder control your life. We’re here for you…call us today.