Anxiety is a normal feeling every person experiences, but it can become a serious problem if allowed to persist and worsen over time. The highly trained psychiatrists and clinicians at Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center treat anxiety disorders to help patients achieve less stressful lives.

A woman with anxiety looks at her therapist worriedly

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common emotional disorders in the United States—affecting more than 25 million people—and our staff has the knowledge, experience, and resources to treat various types of them.

Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder:

  • Overwhelming feelings of panic
  • Painful, recurring memories
  • Recurring nightmares
  • Muscle tension
  • Lack of patience
  • Irritability

Different Types of Anxiety Disorders:

  • Panic disorder – An overwhelming combination of physical and psychological distress that causes panic attacks
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder – Recurrent obsessions and irrational thoughts that can greatly disrupt normal daily routines and social relationships
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder – Persistent mental and emotional stress brought on by a severe injury or psychological shock
  • Phobias – Excessive and persistent fear of a specific object, situation, or activity
    • Specific phobia – An extreme or excessive fear of an object or situation that is generally not harmful
    • Social phobia (or social anxiety disorder) – Significant anxiety and fear of being looked down on in social or performance situations
    • Agoraphobia – Fear of places and situations that might cause panic over feeling trapped, helpless, or embarrassed
  • Generalized anxiety disorder – An ongoing, severe tension that interferes with daily routines due to constant worry and feelings of helplessness

People with an anxiety disorder might be dually diagnosed as also suffering from depression. This creates a higher risk for drug addiction and other forms of substance abuse.

Call Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center at 954-734-2001 if you or a loved one suffers from an anxiety disorder. We are open at all hours, every day of the week and accept most insurance coverage.

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