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Anxiety is a component of everyday life. Most people feel anxious before a big speech or when they have to talk to their boss. For other people, anxiety becomes a main component of every day. Even when things shouldn’t bring on anxiety, you feel it. If this is happening to you, you may have one of several anxiety disorders. With mental health treatment, it may be possible to gain some control over them. Our team at Serenity Light Recovery can help you.

Consider Common Anxiety Disorders

There are many types of anxiety disorders. Not all need treatment. The following are some of the most demanding and requiring of professional care.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, is one of the most all-consuming forms of this condition. Individuals have chronic anxiety. They worry all of the time. A key here is that there is usually nothing that provokes it. It can also be related to a wide range of occurrences during the day. Many times, a person with GAD feels helpless to control it.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

While some may joke about having OCD, those with obsessive-compulsive disorder have an uncontrollable need to engage in recurrent thoughts and actions. They may be repetitive behaviors, called compulsions, to do things. This may include things like checking, counting, or handwashing. In other cases, they may be thoughts that are unwanted but continue to occur.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a type of anxiety disorder. It occurs after some type of tragic event or an event or experience that created a trauma for a person. Often, it is related to some type of terrifying event in which a person feels as though their life or that of someone they loved was at risk. For some, PTSD can create flashbacks, or very realistic memories that randomly occur.

Panic Disorder

Some people feel a sudden onset of panic. In this type of anxiety disorder, a person may have unexpected instances of intense fear and worry. They often cannot control what’s occurring. They may not even know what is causing it to occur. Often, this fear can also be accompanied by physical symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath.

Social Phobia

Also known as social anxiety disorder, social phobia occurs when a person feels intense anxiety related to social situations. They struggle with self-consciousness about everyday events or social interactions. Simple things, like going to the grocery store, or talking to someone on the phone, becomes nearly impossible to complete. They may believe that they will be judged. Other forms of this disease may include being unable to speak, eat, or drink in front of others.

What Should You Do About Anxiety Disorders?

If you believe you have one of these conditions, mental health treatment is available. Treatment can be very effective at helping you to break from the reality of what’s actually happening and the disorder itself. There are many ways to overcome this condition, and our team at Serenity Light Recovery can provide you with the help you need to do so. If you are feeling limited by any form of anxiety disorder, reach out to us for guided support in a safe environment. We offer care through programs such as:

Start Taking Control Over Anxiety with Serenity Light Recovery

Battling anxiety disorders does not have to be the way you live your life. With the help of a mental health treatment program, you can regain more control and have more opportunities to achieve the life you desire. Our team at Serenity Light Recovery can help you. Call us at 855.658.6109 to learn more.