Across the United Kingdom,8.2 million people sadly find themselves crippled by anxiety every year.

A mental health disorder marked by irrational fear or panic, anxiety is often accompanied by insomnia, depression and/or an eating disorder.

Usually arising from stressful situations, those struggling with anxiety will frequently experience a wealth of emotions that cause them to experience intense bouts of stress, worry and panic. As anxiety takes over, many are left unable to cope with day-to-day life.

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Although there is a wealth of anxiety treatment available to those living with anxiety, anxiety will often cripple individuals for the majority of their life.

As touched on above, this can see an individual simultaneously struggle with other mental health disorders.

If you are silently suffering from anxiety, or know someone that is, securing anxiety treatment is imperative. Without treatment, anxiety often leads to hospitalisation and suicide.

If you would like to find out more about the anxiety treatment we can provide, please feel free to contact us today.

Types Of Anxiety

Anxiety is a general term that describes several separate, yet similar conditions. Although many people will experience feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives, millions of individuals find themselves crippled by anxiety on a daily basis.

Below, we have provided insight into the various types of anxiety conditions.

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder is characterised by a state of worry and/or fear felt on a daily basis. Patients suffering from GAD are likely to always feel on edge.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is characterised by an ongoing state of anxiety relating to a post-traumatic event, for example, a car accident or military combat duty.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Irrational beliefs characterise Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. These beliefs typically relate to cleanliness and contamination. Sadly, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder consumes a significant proportion of an individual’s life. Those struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder often find themselves unable to work or concentrate on simple tasks.

  • Phobias

As outlined by the NHS, phobias are characterised by overwhelming fears of objects, situations, animals, and locations. Common phobias include fear of flying, spiders, heights, insects, small spaces and being alone.

  • Panic Disorder

Panic disorders cause individuals to experience frequent panic attacks and extreme fear. When placed under extreme stress, those struggling with a panic disorder will feel as though they are unable to cope and, as a result, are at risk of having a panic attack.

Symptoms Of Anxiety

Irrespective of whether you find yourself struggling with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or a phobia, you will have likely experienced the various symptoms associated with anxiety disorders.

Although the symptoms you encounter will entirely depend on the severity of your anxiety disorder, we have outlined a number of symptoms that are frequently linked with anxiety below.

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Lack of focus
  • Insomnia
  • Irrationality
  • Confusion
  • Increased heart-beat
  • Perspiration
  • Dry mouth
  • Chest pains
  • Overthinking
  • Inability to control your thoughts
  • Feelings of dread
  • Consistently worrying
  • Changes in your appetite

Anxiety Treatment Available At Ocean Recovery Centre

Although individuals living with anxiety may not realise it, there is a wealth of anxiety treatment available to help alleviate the ramifications that the anxiety disorders discussed above have.

At Ocean Recovery Centre, we provide anxiety treatment to those in need through the employment of anxiety treatment programmes. As and when those struggling with anxiety enter our facility, a full physical and psychological assessment is carried out by a qualified member of staff.

This assessment will enable our team to determine the exact nature of an individual’s anxiety and the existence of possible co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse.

Based on the results of an individual’s assessment, our team creates and provides patients with a highly structured anxiety treatment programme. Although this treatment programme will be bespoke to each individual’s needs, our anxiety treatment programmes typically comprise of various forms of therapy.

Although many fear therapy due to the common stigmas surrounding it, psychological and well-being therapy will ultimately help those struggling with anxiety to uncover the underlying issues that have caused their anxiety to arise.

In doing so, they will have the ability to devise various coping strategies that will alleviate the pessimistic thoughts and feelings widely associated with anxiety.

While the therapy encountered throughout anxiety treatment will be dependent upon the assessment conducted as an individual admits themselves to our centre, psychological and well-being therapies are typically encountered.

Taking place in group and individual settings, these therapies are designed to help clients overcome stress and anxiety that arises in everyday life.

An example of the therapy provided throughout anxiety treatment is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT as it is otherwise known, aims to identify thoughts and emotions experienced as anxiety controls an individual’s every waking moment. Patients are taught how to change the thoughts and feelings they encounter, which ultimately mitigates the consequences of anxiety.

If it is required, at Ocean Recovery Centre, we also prescribe anti-anxiety medications such as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI).

At Ocean Recovery, we offer several rehab treatment programmes to individuals that are suffering from anxiety and other mental health disorders.

Although the programmes we provide are entirely bespoke to each individual’s needs, rehabilitation for anxiety typically consists of a ten-day to a four-week rehab treatment programme.

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If you are currently struggling with anxiety, and wish to find out what support is available to you, why not contact our admissions team today?

When you contact us, our admissions team will be on hand to ensure you understand the various treatments that are readily available to you.

We will also be able to inform you of the facilities that you will be able to take advantage of should you decide to secure anxiety treatment with us.  Our team will also ensure that any questions you have are answered.

We welcome you to contact us today by calling us on 01253 847 553. Alternatively, email [email protected]

Sources

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Key-Facts-and-Figures-2019.pdf

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/phobias/