Anxiety Disorder in Adults And Treatments At Our Houston Mental Health Facility

Just about everyone experiences some form and some level of anxiety or situational sadness. These are normal reactions to certain circumstances, but 42 million American adults suffer from a mental illness known as Anxiety Disorder.

Anxiety Disorder

A little stress and anxiety is normal, and can even be good for us in certain cases, such as in times of danger or in a deadline-driven job because it triggers the fight-or-flight response, encouraging productivity and quick thinking. However, those who suffer from one of the many types of Anxiety Disorder (such as panic attacks, OCD, PTSD) experience symptoms that can manifest as cognitive, behavioral, and physical such as:

  • Cognitive: lack of concentration, racing thoughts, persistent thoughts

  • Behavioral: Irritability, restlessness, hypervigilance

  • Physical: Fatigue, nausea

  • Other: Feeling of impending doom, insomnia, heart palpitations

Anxiety Disorder creates debilitating behavioral health challenges, especially if the individual begins suffering from depression because of it, but there are some things adults can do to improve their mental health and manage their anxiety in a healthy way to ensure they don’t turn to alcohol and potentially develop a chemical dependency.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Research has demonstrated that low, controlled doses of Ketamine reduce the imbalance in the brain’s neurotransmitters, which contributes to anxiety disorder and depression. Ketamine also works much faster than typical anxiety medications and anti-depressants, often within a few hours.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Behavioral Health

Our behavioral health outpatient program for adults is ideal for individuals that have reached a point in their anxiety recovery where they no longer need round-the-clock care and have gotten a better handle on their anxiety. This outpatient program for anxiety allows patients to work with our qualified medical professionals to learn about their symptoms, as well as healthy ways to overcome their behavioral health challenges. It lasts for an average length of 6 weeks and consists of 3 group sessions a week, all of which last 3 hours, as well as 2-3 individual sessions a month.

Improve Your Behavioral Health At Our Adult Mental Health Hospital In Houston

It’s easy to feel trapped in your anxiety, but it’s important to remember that you are not your Anxiety Disorder. If you feel like you are suffering from anxiety, please get an assessment so we can confirm this and begin developing a custom treatment plan that will help you recover and live a mentally healthier life.

Sacred Oak Medical Center is a recently constructed, state-of-the-art facility which opened its doors in March of 2017. Our services include Adult inpatient mental health, Adult medical detox and substance abuse rehabilitation, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs. Our hospital hosts 80 beds and expanded facilities. We are accepting referrals for all programs.


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