Anxiety in Young Adults Treatment

Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive fear and worry.

If you experience the feeling of fear or worry on a regular basis, you may have an anxiety disorder. There are a variety of different types of anxiety disorders, which is why it's important to speak to a professional about your experience. In many cases, anxiety disorders are often triggered by either a traumatic event or continued trauma. It's not uncommon for anxiety disorders to affect people in different ways, from regular episodes of irrational unease to debilitating panic attacks.

If you suspect you may be experiencing an anxiety disorder as a young adult, you may be interested in learning more about the signs of anxiety, what causes anxiety, and anxiety treatment for young adults.

Overview

Though we all experience occassional anxiety, anxiety disorders often involve the feeling of anxiety that doesn't go away. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and phobia-related disorders. While some people may be able to manage certain anxiety disorders others will find the symptoms interefere with daily activities, including school, work, and personal relationships.

Anxiety disorders may become worse over time if ignored, which is why it's important to consider anxiety treatment sooner than later.
In this article, you will learn more about anxiety in young adults, including the common signs of anxiety, what causes anxiety, and treatment for anxiety.

Signs of Anxiety

Fatigue and difficulty sleeping

Headaches

Stomach aches

Perspiration

Chest pain

Anxiety or panic attacks

Anxiety in Young Adults

  • Anxiety disorders manifest through display of various symptoms and are identified by the cause of the anxiety and the severity of the experienced fear and worry. While some symptoms are unique to certain anxiety disorders – such as flashbacks or recurring memories – there are a few general symptoms found across many cases of teen anxiety.
  • Long-term anxiety can eventually lead to the development of panic attacks – they are sudden and incapacitating episodes of extreme anxiety - which manifest with severe physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and fainting.
  • These symptoms associated with excessive anxiety and panic can strain the heart and can eventually lead to dangerous health complications down the road. Anxiety treatment is crucial for mental health, as well as physical health.

Anxiety Treatment for Young Adults

Anxiety is a terrible feeling, highlighted by fear and worry. Like other mental health disorders, anxiety can be debilitating. As symptoms progress, it becomes harder and harder to hope for a day when you don’t feel anxious or scared. However, getting help for your symptoms of anxiety can go a long way.

Our anxiety treatment gives young adults the option to get away from the pressures and stressors of life, work, and/or school, allowing them to focus on evaluating both their mental health and physical health. It gives young adults the perfect space to work on their worries, talk through issues, and to find an anxiety treatment plan that will give them a chance to manage their anxiety, instead of letting it manage them.

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What Causes Anxiety?

Several factors can cause a feeling of anxiety, most notably stress regarding college classes or work. Lifestyles that cause a lot of stress are generally going to take a toll on your mind and body . For young adults with busy schedules with too much on their plate, academic pressures as well as social responsibilities may just turn out to be too much to handle.

Anxiety disorders can appear quite different for each individual, with a variety of possible causes and several sources of triggers. While young adults struggling with anxiety disorders can share some of the same triggers as experienced by most other people (anything causing excessive stress can cause nervous thinking and worrying) there are specific individual triggers that may set off these anxious thoughts, or even trigger an anxiety attack.

Causes leading to the development of an anxiety disorder can include both physical and psychological sources:

Physical Causes

  • Rare tumors that can affect adrenal hormones, resulting in spontaneous fight-or-flight responses
  • Respiratory disorders, such as like asthma
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes and heart problems

Psychological Causes

  • Excessive Drug use and the symptoms associated with withdrawal
  • Family history of anxiety disorders
  • Experience of trauma
  • Other, underlying, mental health issues

“ Our daughter has been struggling with anxiety and severe depression and seemed stuck. We felt we had nowhere else to go. After 40 days, I feel like we've gotten our daughter back! It’s been an amazing experience. She now has tools, perspective, improved self love and a resilience we haven't seen in two years. “

– Rebecca J.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is My Anxiety Going to Get Better or Worse?

It is hard for anyone to tell, from one day to the next, how we are going to feel. Even without anxiety, emotions can be a tricky thing for teens to navigate. Anxiety disorder symptoms can have a way of spiraling to greater intensity, as the overthinking that tends to occur can lead to even bigger worries. Talk therapy can help you to stop that pattern of downward spiral, and can help you learn to find your way out of an impending anxiety attack before it hits.

What if Talking About My Anxiety Makes It Worse?

It might help you to know that you have control over what you talk about in anxiety therapy. You aren’t going to be forced into talking about anything, and you will be able to take your time with what you share. For the most part, people tend to gain clarity and relief from talking about their thoughts, and getting input from an outside, objective source. Someone who is trained to recognize and work with anxiety disorders is able to provide you with assurance that your discomfort is genuine, and can help you to feel validated in your experience. As with many mental health disorders, people suffering in them can feel very isolated and alone in trying to address what they’re facing and feeling. Having understanding company in this area can be encouraging and quite empowering.

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