Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center
Inpatient Anxiety Treatment Centers
Statistics by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America show that anxiety disorders affect millions of adults in the US. With almost 19.1 percent of American adults struggling with an anxiety disorder in the US, the National Institute of Mental Health reports that anxiety is the most common mental health concern in the country.
At the URP Behavioral Health anxiety treatment center, our experts specialize in treating conditions such as generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and panic disorder. With qualified staff, state-of-the-art amenities, and evidence-based treatments, we focus on long-term success and lasting recovery.
Our behavioral health center offers two types of anxiety treatment options: inpatient and outpatient. While both serve the same purpose of improving your mental health, they adopt different methodologies.
Treating anxiety symptoms such as panic attacks with an inpatient program is recommended when you’re struggling with excessive anxiety to the point that it disrupts daily functions. Unfortunately, a majority of cases involving anxiety disorders show that patients face major hindrances at school, work, or in their social life.
It’s also ideal for people who would like to recover in a safe and comfortable environment away from spaces that can potentially trigger their anxiety. That’s because facilities offer amenities like semi-private rooms, recreational activities, and fitness equipment, so you feel right at home.
Benefits of Inpatient Treatment
There are numerous benefits of adopting inpatient treatment to overcome anxiety. For instance:
- Better outcomes due to consistent and regular therapy
- Builds coping and relaxation skills to help you adjust in real-life situations
- You're not exposed to any triggers that can potentially worsen symptoms
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders
The specific symptoms of your anxiety disorder depend on the types of condition you have, such as GAD, SAD, or obsessive compulsive disorders. However, some symptoms are consistent across the category.
Physical Effects of Anxiety
Some of the physical symptoms are:
- Nausea: Anxiety can trigger the release of neurotransmitters, which can alter the gut microbiome and lead to nausea.
- Increased Heart Rate: When anxiety activates the sympathetic nervous system, it signals the heart to start pumping faster to prepare for a fight or flight situation.
- Hyperventilation: Similarly, the autonomic nervous system signals the lungs to breathe deeper.
- Sweating: Increased internal temperature is part of the body’s stress response, and this can lead to sweating.
While these are the most common ones, other physical effects include trembling, trouble sleeping, and gastrointestinal problems.
Psychological Effects of Anxiety Disorders
The psychological effects include:
- Feeling Restless: When you have an anxiety disorder, your body releases adrenaline in the absence of a threat, which can make you restless.
- Anticipating Panic: You may anticipate an incoming threat, even when there’s no sign that anything will happen.
- Difficulty in Controlling Worry: It’s common for people with anxiety disorders to know that their fears and concerns are baseless. Nevertheless, they struggle with controlling their worry.
Depending on the specific anxiety disorder you have, you may experience distinct symptoms, such as avoidance of public spaces or ritualistic behavior that’s meant to cope with intrusive thoughts.
Offering Specialized Evidence-Based Care for Anxiety
At URP Behavioral Health, we provide research-based treatments. As an evidence-based practice, we only apply methods that undergo extensive testing in various case studies and randomized, controlled trials. Therefore, these treatments are proven to result in improved outcomes.
Some of the benefits of employing evidence-based treatments include:
- Individualized care for each patient
- Useful for addressing various mental health concerns
- Cost-effectiveness due to their time-limited nature
- Measuring progress to evaluate results
- Greater transparency and better care
Advancing Treatments for Anxiety
Traditionally, mental health professionals would rely on a single methodology to help patients with anxiety. Now, more and more practitioners are adopting the holistic approach as a way to improve outcomes. It means that they treat the entire person and not just their mental illness.
At URP Behavioral Health, we follow a holistic methodology that involves offering a combination of both evidence-based and complementary treatments. The purpose of doing so is to heal not just your mind but your body and spirit as well.
Therapy for Anxiety Disorders at URP Behavioral Health
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
There’s evidence that CBT is the most effective treatment for anxiety disorders. This is due to its ability to identify and challenge cognitive distortions (faulty thought patterns) that lead to anxiety. As a result, it effectively changes your behavior.
During group therapy, the therapist will work with you and other people with anxiety disorders. In a group setting, you receive support from others, build social skills, and have the opportunity to practice for stressful situations you may encounter during everyday life.
This technique is a brief psychotherapy method that encourages you to find your own solutions to problems. It involves the therapists asking you certain questions to help you identify your strengths, recall what has helped you succeed in the past, and develop a solution to current problems.
Stress Management and Mind-Body Healing
Besides causing significant disruptions to everyday life, stress can have major implications for your physical health. Failing to seek treatment for anxiety disorder can increase your risk of chronic stress. That means consistently high blood pressure, cortisol levels, and heart rate, which can lead to a higher likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease and inflammation.
With stress management techniques, you experience benefits such as better sleep, improved weight management, stable mood, and low levels of muscle tension.
FAQ for Anxiety Disorders Treatment
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about anxiety disorder treatment.
According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder is removed from anxiety disorders. It now falls under its own category: obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. The condition leads to obsessive thoughts or fears. To manage these thoughts, you may develop repetitive compulsions. These are behavioral rituals that can interfere with everyday interactions and daily activities.
The thought content of social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder is different. When you have SAD, you’re worried about being observed and meeting/performing in front of new people. In GAD, you worry about a range of major and minor issues. Both conditions include persistent anxiety that’s excessive compared to the threat.
Your physician will conduct a physical exam, inquire about your symptoms, and prescribe a blood test. This allows them to rule out the presence of a medical condition like hypothyroidism, which can cause symptoms. Then, a mental health professional will conduct assessments and a psychiatric evaluation to ensure that you meet the criteria.
Cognitive behavioral therapies are the most effective treatments for anxiety disorders. It’s an approach that helps you identify and change faulty thought patterns. One form of CBT, exposure therapy, is useful for helping people with phobias. It involves gradual exposure to things and activities you want to avoid, encouraging you to face your fears.
The cost of anxiety disorder treatment depends on whether you’re seeking inpatient or outpatient treatment. Moreover, the existence of a co-occurring disorder can also affect the cost. You can expect to pay around $30,000 for a residential treatment program.
Let us guide you towards healing
We know that seeking treatment can be overwhelming, but our staff is here to make the process as smooth as possible. We’re available 24/7 to address any questions or concerns you may have.