Anxiety disorders comprise the most common mental health condition, and are characterized by excessive, uncontrollable uncertainty and fearfulness, avoidance behaviours, and heightened physiological symptoms which may include increased heart rate, sweating, shaking and panic attacks.
Though everyone experiences mild periods of anxiety, people with an anxiety disorder find their lives significantly disrupted. People with anxiety disorders often have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or early-morning awakening. They also experience heightened physiological responses, including hypervigilance and hypersensitivity to anxiety triggers.
Anxiety disorders include:
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Clients can to learn how to better manage symptoms and improve their quality of life. Our anxiety therapy programs include cognitive behavioural therapy, regular exercise, diet education, mindfulness training, and medication education.
Individuals with anxiety disorders also benefit from imaginal and in vivo exposure therapy, which provides an opportunity to become less sensitize to situations or triggers that cause anxiety. Boreal Wellness Centres offers this type of therapy in an environment that is safe and supportive.