What is Anxiety Disorder
The feeling of anxiousness is a normal reaction to a stressful situation, a natural defense mechanism we use to protect ourselves in potentially awkward dangerous situations.
However, anxiety can become a disorder when our “internal panic clocks” become rewired, causing us to feel anxious all the time, to the point that it interferes with our daily lives.
These types of disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
Signs and symptoms of Anxiety Disorder
Treatment for Anxiety, how we can help
Treatment for anxiety disorders revolves around reducing or eliminating the underlying triggers and stress associated with the anxiety disorder. This is a highly treatable mental health condition and is best done with a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and the development of healthy coping skills. Untreated anxiety disorders can cause significant impairment in everyday life and can potentially result in worsening psychiatric conditions, self-harm behavior, and even suicidal ideations.
AKUA Mind & Body Anxiety Treatment Program
AKUA Behavioral Health is a full-service treatment program that offers a wide range of “east meets west” treatment modalities for many different populations struggling with anxiety and other mental health and substance use disorders. We offer both intensive residential programs as well as outpatient treatment. AKUA Behavioral Health works diligently with each client and their family to ensure that their anxiety disorder treatment plan is specifically tailored to their needs, and not just their disorder.