Anxiety is a physical, mental, and emotional state caused by nervous system dysregulation. People across the country and here in New Hampshire struggle with anxiety every day. Many people live daily with low anxiety levels, while others suffer from anxiety attacks and panic disorders. Unfortunately, many people don’t seek treatment or don’t realize they are a candidate for anxiety treatment. Because anxiety fixates on possibilities of the past or future, it can be challenging to recognize, admit, and find help from an anxiety treatment center.
If you or someone you love struggles with anxiety, panic attacks, or stress, A Better State is here to help. Our holistic outpatient programs provide accessible treatment for anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and substance abuse. With a range of evidence-based and alternative therapies, we have the treatment program for you. Call us now at 781.412.1488 to learn more about treatment options for anxiety at our New Hampshire clinic.
Do I Need Anxiety Treatment?
When the nervous system is triggered into a fight, flight, or freeze response, the brain and body are no longer in a state of calm. Fight, flight, or freeze is an ancient natural response to danger. Unfortunately, during anxiety, someone experiences fight, flight, or freeze without a life-threatening situation. Signs of anxiety include:
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty breathing
- Shaking and tremors
- Constant worry
- Never feeling safe
- Sense of impending doom
- Digestive problems
- Trouble sleeping
- Irrational behavior
- Trouble concentrating
During an anxiety attack, the body releases adrenaline and cortisol for survival. Prolonged and untreated anxiety can harm physical and mental health, affecting sleep, heart health, metabolism, and overall well-being. If you’re struggling with anxiety symptoms, it may be time to seek help from an anxiety treatment center.
What Are My Options for Anxiety Treatment?
Today there are many methods for anxiety treatment. Unfortunately, prescription medications like benzos are one of the most common treatments. Because benzos calm anxiety by increasing GABA levels, they only act as a bandaid, often leading to addiction. Behavioral and alternative therapies are increasingly popular methods to help manage anxiety and treat the root causes of anxious thoughts. Treatments can include:
- Mindfulness therapy – Mindfulness focuses on the body, the present moment, and slowing heart rate. Increasing mindfulness practices like meditation and yoga can decrease anxiety and promote calmness.
- Trauma-informed therapy – Many anxieties stem from unresolved trauma. Working with a trauma therapist can help uncover and heal experiences to stop the trauma cycle and reduce anxiety.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy – This type of therapy can help someone understand and change behaviors, belief systems, and thought patterns to break anxious thought patterns.
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and biofeedback – These alternative therapies can help let go of trauma and anxiety quickly.
These are only a few approaches to anxiety treatment. Many treatment programs may also address diet, substance use, stress levels, family dynamics, and work-life balance to support anxiety treatment. It’s important to remember that while anxiety is treatable, everyone will respond differently to each type of therapy and treatment. Trying multiple therapies and working with a clinic with various treatment options can help clients find the best combination of treatments for their unique needs.
Anxiety Therapies Options in New Hampshire
Unfortunately, our culture is increasingly affected by anxiety. Prolonged stress, natural disasters, financial stress, health problems, and family life can contribute to anxiety. Luckily, there are treatment options ready to help. Outpatient anxiety therapies provide accessible support without compromising someone’s schedule.
At A Better State, we believe in a different kind of mental health and addiction treatment. By uncovering and treating the root cause of mental health conditions and substance abuse, our clinic can help you, and your loved ones thrive. Our holistic partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) include:
- Anxiety treatment
- Depression treatment
- PTSD treatment
- Cocaine treatment
- Meth treatment
- Art therapy
- Opioid and opiate treatment
- Trauma therapy
- Benzo treatment
- Prescription drug treatment
With individual, group, and family therapy, A Better State can help uncover the root cause of your anxiety and recover. We can also help find you or a loved one treatment options for anxiety.