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Anxiety Disorders…What You Need to Know

Anxiety Disorder is more than just worry. It isn’t nervousness about an upcoming meeting or a speech you have to give next week. Anxiety Disorder is a nervous disorder accompanied by apprehension and excessive uneasiness. Often Anxiety Disorder presents with panic attacks or compulsive behavior. Studies show that woman are twice as likely to have an Anxiety Disorder as men. We are also likely to show symptoms earlier in life. Scientists say that our being prone to these disorders is likely due to our specific set of hormones. Lucky us! Statistics also say that a woman with Anxiety Disorder is three times as likely to deal with depression as well. Anxiety and depression both also lead to substance abuse and addiction.

What does this mean to you? This means that if you already have an Anxiety Disorder, it is likely making your struggle with addiction even more difficult. It is essential to address your Anxiety Disorder in your treatment plan as well as throughout your recovery. In 2017, researchers say over 18 percent of the population of the United States had an Anxiety Disorder and of those 40 Million people, less than 40 percent sought treatment. While it is always important to seek treatment for an Anxiety Disorder, it is absolutely critical if you have had issues with addiction.

Those suffering from Anxiety Disorders are also more likely to experience issues with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and even Fibromyalgia. Anxiety Disorder alone can make recovery so much more difficult. With the increased risk of these other possible conditions, it is even more critical to seek professional help for your Anxiety Disorder. In most cases, it is highly treatable, but it is significantly more challenging when left unaddressed for long periods of time. Make your recovery a priority and the help you need.

Don’t let an Anxiety Disorder or Depression complicate or derail your recovery. Please call Villa Tranquil at 214-799-3080 to speak with a professional about your situation. Find the help you need for your Anxiety Disorder and stay on track with your recovery.