Jonas Hill Hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina offers specialized care for individuals living with chronic anxiety and fear. Our mental health experts are skilled in diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders, and we can provide the necessary therapy to help you manage your condition more effectively.
Anxiety is a common emotion. While it’s normal to feel anxious before an important event, having feelings of worry and tension day after day is a sign of an anxiety disorder. Symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, with the intensity levels ranging from feeling slightly uneasy to being completely overwhelmed and paralyzed with fear. Thankfully, there are treatment options available. Although managing anxiety can be difficult and frustrating at times, with the help of a trusted professional, you can learn healthy ways to cope with life’s stressors without letting your fear take control of your life.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
31% of U.S. adults will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the United States. Learn more about the different types of anxiety orders and treatments.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Treatments for Anxiety Disorders
We believe in self-care and that with the proper support, you can learn healthy ways to cope with anxiety. Self-care strategies like deep breathing exercises, mindfulness activities, physical exercise and positive visualizations are just a few of the methods that our patients use to manage stress, anxiety and fear.
CBT is a type of therapy that helps people change their thinking and behavior. In CBT for anxiety disorders, patients work with a therapist to identify thoughts and behaviors that contribute to their anxiety. They then learn new ways of thinking and behaving that are less anxiety-provoking. CBT can be done in individual sessions or in a group.
Medication is necessary in some cases. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the class of medication that’s normally prescribed for chronic anxiety, and their role is to reduce anxiety so that a person can implement healthier coping strategies. SSRIs may be used on a short-term or ongoing basis.
Jonas Hill is Here for You
If you’re suffering from chronic anxiety, the staff at Jonas Hill are here for you. Reach out to us, and we’ll listen to you. Depending on your specific situation, there are several ways we may be able to help.