Quarantine and getting back to normal is taking a toll. The CDC reports that more of us are concerned about protecting ourselves. The disruption of routine care can be life threatening, the halting of daily life has created an intensifying unsettled experience. People feel more isolated, they are with their private thoughts more than ever.
Stress and anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older. Unfortunately, only one-third of adults who suffer with anxiety receive treatment.
Adolescents aren’t free from stress and anxiety disorders, affecting 80 percent of our youth – according to the Child Mind Institute Children’s Mental Health Report. 60 percent of those with diagnosable stress, anxiety, and depression are not getting treatment.
We all have our personal limits with comfort and when that gets tested, we can often feel alone. When anxiety begins to take control, all areas of life – work, social, school and family – become more difficult. This leads to negative (pessimistic) thinking, and the cycle of anxiety can take its toll. Without treatment, a large percentage of adults and children will continue to suffer silently.
Types of Stress and Anxiety treatment offered:
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Eating Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Specific Phobia or Fear
- Other Specified/Unspecified Anxiety Disorder
Stress and anxiety disorders are highly treatable.
You don’t have to live in a perpetual state of worry. We utilize evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, informed care, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). They can be very effective at treating stress and anxiety disorders in adults and children.
Many of those who suffer with anxiety experience intense thought patterns. They find the only control they have is to remain trapped or intensify their experiences by trying to get to the root of the problem. Some avoid trigger experiences altogether. If you are experiencing an increased dissatisfaction in multiple areas of your life, keep reading.
Obsessions: Thoughts, ideas and beliefs that simply won’t go away. These obsessions are so severe they can disable a person.
Compulsions: Ritualized actions that help to alleviate a persons obsessive thinking. In OCD, the compulsions are often directly related to an excessive thought. For example, a person who constantly cleans may fear that life will not be in order.
Obsessions without compulsions: There is no compulsion with the obsession but you may constantly fear a person or situation. You fear something will go badly or you won’t be in control. You may have been told you have anxiety, but it just feels more intense than what people believe it to be.
Client Coverage Areas in Surrounding Areas Including Essex County
Easily accessible in Summit, NJ, our office specializes in the treatment of stress and anxiety. If you are looking for help in Essex County with OCD, a panic disorder, or a specific phobia, we serve Montclair, Glen Ridge, Roseland, Verona, West Orange, and all other nearby neighborhoods and towns.