According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “the term ‘anxiety disorder’ refers to specific psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry, and includes generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder and panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and specific phobias.” Around 40 million adults suffer from anxiety disorders in the U.S. but. only one-third of those seek treatment. Anxiety disorder is highly treatable.
People with anxiety disorder will feel restless or on edge and have a difficult time concentrating. They may have trouble sleeping, experience irritability and live in a constant state of worry. Trying to overcome these feelings, many turn to substances to calm their nerves, which can lead to addiction.
Common Shared Symptoms Among Anxiety Disorders:
- Panic, fear, and uneasiness
- Inability to calm down
- Cold, sweaty, numb or tingling hands or feet
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Dry mouth
- Tense muscles
Treatment for Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abuse in East Tennessee
If you or a loved one are coping with anxiety disorder by abusing drugs or alcohol, we can help. Contact our admissions department to learn more about treatment at JourneyPure Serenity Network. Through behavioral therapies, you can learn to live a life free of addiction and one where you can control your anxiety.