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.
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.