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Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorders may be the most common mental illness in the United States today. The National Institute for Mental Health reports that 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders every year.

Anxiety disorders include:

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Social phobia, or social anxiety disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Each anxiety disorder has its own distinct symptoms - but they all center on excessive, irrational fear and dread. People who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) may know that their anxiety is more intense than the situation calls for, but they can't seem to shake their worries. They may have problems relaxing, concentration, falling or staying asleep, and may startle easily. Physical symptoms of GAD can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension and aches
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Trembling
  • Twitching
  • Irritability
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Frequent Urination
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Hot flashes

Other, more specific anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety disorder (or social phobia), are centered on certain events or situations:

  • People with social anxiety can have an intense fear of being observed or judged by other people, and of doing something to embarrass themselves.
  • They worry excessively about an impending event beforehand, are extremely uncomfortable during the event, and obsess for hours afterward about how others may have judged them
  • Social phobia can encompass some of the same symptoms of generalized anxiety disorders, like profuse sweating, trembling, nausea and difficulty talking.

How can Road to Freedom help?

Our caring staff provide outstanding pastoral, medical and psychiatric care. At RTF you will find the most comprehensive & will equipped Christian rehab program in the country. With three full-time pastors, three part-time pastors, four Christian therapists and a complete medical staff, our patients have access to compassionate, Christ-centered care seven days a week. 

We can help as God Restores Hope!

Proverbs 3:5
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."

At Road to Freedom program, we are here to help you. Call us 24 hours a day at 877-443-7342 for a confidential evaluation with one of our professional counselors, and learn about available treatment options.

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