Effective, Compassionate Treatment for Anxiety Disorder at The Cabin Chiang Mai
Anxiety is something that all of us experience at one time or another. In fact, it is a useful gauge in identifying potentially dangerous or uncomfortable situations. It is natures very own ‘red flag’ system. Anxiety, experienced in short bursts, perhaps in unusual or temporarily stressful situations, is a normal response.
However, for some people anxiety gets in the way of everyday living. For some, short periods of anxiety grow more severe and begin to affect day to day living. Work, school, family life and relationships can be negatively impacted.
Anxiety can be experienced as a general heightened state; racing thoughts, increased heart rate, fatigue, dry mouth and a multitude of other physical symptoms. It can last for anything from a few minutes to, in its most severe form, a generalized collection of uncomfortable feelings which over time become more severe.
Anxiety can also be specific to certain situations, events or tasks. Driving, presentations, public speaking and examinations are a few situations that can evoke an anxious response.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is often described as excessive and exaggerated anxiety that permeates daily activities. Sufferers feel high levels of anxiety around daily tasks and situations. Sometimes this can be accompanied by a severe fear of disaster or death.
Anxiety can also be accompanied by other problems; which can further complicate treatment and care. Depression, low mood and addiction can sometimes be seen to co-exist with heightened anxiety.
There are many options for the treatment and management of severe anxiety, ranging from inpatient to outpatient therapy. Your clinician or GP will be able to advise you on the most appropriate treatment method for your circumstances.
Pharmacological support is often required. Medications such as SSRI and TCA have been shown to have positive effects in some cases.
Behavioral management, CBT and DBT in individual and group settings can assist in the management of symptoms. Dealing with underlying trauma is essential in cases of severe anxiety.
At The Cabin, we believe in using a whole-person approach to anxiety management. Our medical, clinical and holistic teams offer therapeutic and pharmacological support where necessary. Our group settings allow for the exploration of anxiety provoking situations and experiences in a safe and controlled environment. Our specialist trauma team work extensively to reduce the symptomatic outcomes of lifetime trauma and promote new opportunities for growth. Anxiety cannot be cured, it can however be managed with a reduction in adverse experiences.
Working with patients presenting with anxiety requires care and specialist interventions. Our inpatient teams are equipped with the skills and care to provide a safe environment for the care of severe anxiety.