Women tend to experience anxiety in greater numbers than men, and their symptoms are different. The numbers of women with anxiety are at twice the rate of men. The specific psychiatric disorders that fall under the umbrella term “anxiety disorders” include agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
At The Willows at Red Oak Recovery, we focus first on properly diagnosing each client as there are many forms of anxiety. Furthermore, the correct treatment for each type of anxiety is different. Clients receive a full examination and assessment, determining if they need additional attention for any physical concerns. Anxiety can have a significant negative impact on one’s life, and we are prepared to address all of our clients’ needs.
What Happens at an Anxiety Treatment Center?
We’ve designed our anxiety treatment center exclusively for women and includes but is not limited to:
We offer 25 hours of clinical therapy each week as well as one-on-one therapy sessions. Many underlying issues of anxiety are the result of trauma. We cannot treat anxiety without treating the trauma first. Anxiety goes hand in hand with depression. Therefore, as part of our dual diagnosis treatment, we will delve into this association and how it can best be treated as a whole. Anxiety may be the cause or the result of substance abuse. Unfortunately, the rates of substance abuse are higher among those who suffer from anxiety.
Reasons to Seek Help for Anxiety
When a person struggles with many of the following symptoms, it may be time to seek treatment. Symptoms you need to look for may include:
- Cognitive problems
- Panic attacks
- Avoiding responsibilities and procrastination
- Constant worrying and overthinking everything
- Feelings of restlessness and agitation
Perhaps you are having trouble concentrating at work or are unable to fall asleep due to your mind being unable to slow down and focus. This may signal that you may be experiencing a decline in your cognitive abilities brought on by anxiety. Physical symptoms may include an increased heart rate, headaches, excessive sweating, upset stomach, and difficulty in breathing. The symptoms of a panic attack mimic those of a heart attack with shortness of breath, constriction in the chest, sweating, and shaking.
Signs of excessive procrastination are when you spend more time avoiding tasks and responsibilities than doing them. If worrying is keeping you up at night and you get distracted because you cannot stop overthinking everything, these symptoms could be due to anxiety.
Anger is one of the clearest signs of anxiety. If the little things in life cause you to overreact and lash out at others emotionally, this may be due to your inability to address the root causes of your anxiety.
How Common Is Women’s Anxiety?
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is six times as likely to develop in girls than boys. Agoraphobia, GAD, panic disorder, and PTSD occur in women at higher rates than in men. Furthermore, women suffer from phobias at nearly twice the rate of men. Women also respond to anxiety differently than the male population. Somatic responses to anxiety are more likely to be experienced by women, with those who suffer from panic attacks reporting faintness, shortness of breath, and smothering sensations. Both separation anxiety and panic disorder are also more frequently experienced by women.
Reach Out to The Willows at Red Oak Recovery Today
Our 38-acre campus nestled among the trees includes green expanses, peacefully secluded walking trails, and ponds teeming with wildlife. The pastoral setting allows our clients to focus on their recovery. The program is designed to care for no more than twenty women at any one time, providing each client with ample time for peace and quiet. Our core values include compassion, humility, excellence, integrity, and service. We are committed to helping you on your way to recovery. We can be reached online or at 855.773.0614 for you to take the first step on your journey to wellness and recovery.