Generalized Anxiety Disorder

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

A disorder that typically occurs with other mood or anxiety afflictions, Generalized Anxiety Disorder subjects an individual to ongoing anxiety that is excessive and unrelenting. A little worry and concern throughout the day or week is normal for most people. With Generalized Anxiety Disorder, however, “normal” anxiety crosses the line to the point that your concern:

  • Focuses on the worst-case scenario in most situations
  • Occurs almost every day for six months or more
  • Is uncontrollable, or
  • Significantly disrupts your social life, work, or extra-curricular activities

Free Anxiety Test

If you think you may be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, take our Free Anxiety Test. If you have questions or need help, contact us immediately.

To fully understand Generalized Anxiety Disorder, consider this example:
During a party a person overhears someone say that the job market in their town has gone down. The average person would hear this and possibly experience some mild concern. Someone suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, on the other hand, might not sleep the entire night for fear they will lose their job.

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Constant worrying or obsessing about small or large concerns
  • Feeling keyed up or on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Fear of losing control or being rejected
  • Being easily startled

Psychological Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Tension
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid heartbeat

 

These signs regularly develop more slowly than symptoms of other disorders; virtually “sneaking up” on a person until they suddenly can’t recall the last time they felt relaxed or at ease. This condition, which can develop in childhood or adulthood, usually requires ongoing treatment. An individual who suffers from this disorder will always be susceptible to becoming anxious, especially when life becomes stressful.

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When To Seek Treatment For Anxiety

  • It begins to interfere with your life
  • You feel depressed
  • You have trouble with drinking or drugs
  • You have suicidal thoughts, or
  • You have other mental health concerns
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatments

Psychotherapists will frequently assist their patients with cognitive behavior therapy, which teaches a person to focus on specific skills that identify negative thoughts and behaviors, then replaces them with positive ones. They can also help the individual learn lifestyle changes, coping skills, and relaxation techniques that can help reduce stress and give the patient more control over their life.

Generalized anxiety disorder treatments offered in Delray Beach, FL and also across the United States via teletherapy.

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Serving the whole person, not just the symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.

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We offer online therapy to help people who are unable to leave their homes. Contact us and we will will schedule your confidential online assessment.

 

Helping people from all walks of life find deeper connection and understanding to create stronger and healthier relationships.

 

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults. When you experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, overwhelming and disabling you may have an anxiety disorder.

 

Mood disorders represent a category of psychiatric disorders in which the underlying problem primarily affects a person’s persistent emotional state or mood. Mood disorders are made up of depressive types and bipolar types.

 
 
 

Children and adolescents experience normal problems of growing up due to pressures of social media, school, socializing, self esteem or family. Our youth services provide assistance in dealing with educational, social, and vocational issues.

 
 

The Trauma Institute provides highly specialized clinical services, informed by the latest cutting edge-research, for trauma survivors. We are an Institute dedicated to clinical services, community education, professional training, and research focused on trauma recovery.

 
 
 

Many children and adults who have weak executive functioning skills are negatively impacted in all areas of life but fortunately through assessment and intervention, executive skills can be strengthened and compensatory strategies can be learned.  When these skills are well developed, children and adults can better maximum their potential and future outcomes.

 
 

Families naturally go through stages and transitions across the lifespan. Family dynamics impact each individuals’ response to daily life and major events. Therapy can help families understand their complex and ever-changing dynamics. As the family becomes an expert in their processes, they will be able to use new skills to navigate each situation with love and respect for one another.

 
 
 

Types of Therapy

The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We will help you to learn how to live your daily life free from the fears or compulsions that inhibit you or your child’s ability to complete each day’s tasks.

More Ways to Get Help Now

The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We know that you can’t always make it into our office for your session. Which is why we now provide teletherapy. You can get support from the comfort of your own home. We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now:

Online or Phone Therapy

For individuals around the country or those wanting help from the comfort of your own home, we offer therapy via Facetime, Skype or phone.

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In Person Treatment

We have professionals available 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in the Boca/Delray area.

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Intensive Weekend Programs

For those who prefer a more short-term approach we offer weekend sessions for individuals or groups. Perfect for those with a less flexible work schedule.

When it comes to anxiety or mood disorders we specialize in treating the whole person, not just your symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.

Looking for immediate help?
Contact Us Today for a Confidential Assessment.

Call 561-496-1094 or