There are several common types of anxiety disorders, some of which include:
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) can be characterized as ongoing, persistent feelings of anxiety that interfere with day-to-day activities and affect a person’s overall quality of life.
GAD symptoms may include:
Panic disorder can be seen in patients who experiences feelings of extreme, crippling fear or terror that occur suddenly and repeatedly without warning (also known as panic attacks).
Social anxiety disorder can be characterized as an overwhelming self-consciousness and worry pertaining to everyday social situations, often centered on a fear of being judged, or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) which cause repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extreme anxiety disorder that can occur as the result of a traumatic or life-threatening event.
There are many different cognitive and emotional aspects and physical symptoms of an anxiety disorder. People with this condition may regularly experience any of the following anxiety symptoms:
The signs of an anxiety disorder may be different from person to person – but everyone who struggles with an anxiety disorder can overcome this condition with the right treatment.
If you’re experiencing signs of an anxiety disorder, it can feel so overwhelming that you wonder if you will ever be calm and in control again. Know that you will, and that Aurora’s behavioral health experts are here to help with treating anxiety.
Anxiety disorders can be effectively treated through therapy, anti anxiety medication or both. In addition, relaxation techniques for anxiety such as deep breathing, meditation, light exercise and yoga may also help to alleviate or reduce symptoms.
Our team of caring doctors and counselors will work with you one-on-one to help you manage and reduce anxiety so you can live a fulfilling, meaningful life.
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital has anxiety treatment programs specifically designed to help individuals handle extreme fear, severe anxiety and depression. Our adult intensive outpatient program and our partial hospitalization program provide powerful, practical ways to respond to emotional distress and manage anxiety in a healthy way.
If you think you may have an anxiety disorder, contact us at 414-454-6600 to schedule a consultation.