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Anxiety

It is completely normal to feel stressed or anxious when anticipating a job interview or having to make an important decision. But when feelings of fear and distress run high and daily activities are avoided for relief, an anxiety disorder may be present.

About 40 million people in the United States have an anxiety disorder, making it the most common mental health disorder. An anxiety disorder can manifest itself in a variety of ways, differing from person to person in severity, frequency, and the duration of symptoms. Treatment for these disorders can help alleviate common symptoms of anxiety disorders.

Women and Anxiety Disorder

Women are significantly more likely to develop an anxiety disorder in their lifetime than men. They are often under-diagnosed due to the denial and lack of realization that a real problem exists. When left untreated, these disorders can be debilitating. Fortunately, treatment for anxiety does exist and has been proven to be very effective. The staff at our inpatient anxiety treatment center understands how anxiety affects women, and how it interacts with substance abuse. We’re here to teach you the tools to cope with anxiety.