Coping with Anxiety

You Don’t Have to Let It Rule Your Life

Anxiety disorder is the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting over 40 million American adults. While they are highly treatable, and vary widely in scope and severity, anxiety disorders have the power to significantly impair a sufferer’s quality of life and overall health. Approximately one third of those who were found to need treatment for some kind of anxiety disorder actually receive it. The main types of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias. Other conditions that may be linked to anxiety include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anxiety disorder can also significantly increase one’s risk of substance abuse and addiction, creating what is known as a co-occurring disorder or dual-diagnosis. RU Encore provides comprehensive, music-based care for anxiety-related addiction and substance abuse. Call us now to start healing.

Identifying Anxiety

Signs and Symptoms

With mental health issues like anxiety and even depression, the lines tend to get blurred between what many consider to be everyday worry or melancholy and a bona fide mental health issue for which professional treatment is required. In an effort to better understand the parameters of a legitimate anxiety disorder, it’s critical that potential patients and their loved ones are mindful of some of the more common symptoms, which can include:

  • Nervousness, Restlessness or Irritability
  • Sense of Impending Danger
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Hyperventilation
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Weakness or Fatigue
  • Trouble Concentrating and Focusing
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Difficulty Controlling Worry
  • Avoidance of Triggers

If you or someone you care about is experiencing these or any other symptoms related to anxiety, it might be time to explore the possibility of professional treatment to prevent escalation and the prospect of any danger.