Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. … Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives. Anxiety is the main symptom of several conditions, including: panicdisorder. An anxiety disorder is a sudden onset of fear or severe anxiety that appears to strike without any reasonable warning. People suffering from it experience more than just the emotion of fear. They also experience physical symptoms that can include – heart palpitations, chest pains, sweating, hot flushes, chills, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, feelings of faintness, pins and needles sensations, numbness, fear of death or of losing one’s mind.
Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety is the main symptom of several conditions, including:
Phobias – such as agoraphobia or claustrophobia
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
However, the information in this section is about a specific condition called
generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).
Feeling restless or worried
Having trouble concentrating or sleeping
Dizziness or heart palpitations
We treat people whose primary problem is an anxiety disorder. However, the services we provide can benefit people with all types of severe anxiety disorder. We work with people to free them from their anxiety disorder and to improve their quality of life. We have extensive experience working with people who have struggled with substance misuse, anxiety disorders, and other co-occurring mental health disorders. We have helped many people learn how to manage the symptoms of their anxiety disorder and regain the ability to fully participate in a healthy and productive life. The most important thing one can do is to be a consistent, active and positive presence in their life before, during and after the individual is in treatment. Residential care is just one step on the long path of recovery. Plan to be at their side every step of the way.