Finding Treatment for Anxiety

In today’s world, everyone tends to experience some level of anxiety. Approximately 40 million adults suffer from a form of anxiety in the United States. We offer treatment for several anxiety disorders. These conditions require the clinical care of a psychiatrist or other mental health professional.

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Types of Anxiety Disorders We Treat

Anxiety disorders can include:

  • Panic disorder is characterized by chronic, repeated, and unexpected panic attacks—bouts of overwhelming fear of being in danger when there is no specific cause for the fear. In between panic attacks, people with panic disorder worry excessively about when and where the next attack may occur.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an unreasonable thought, fear, or worry that he or she tries to manage through a ritualized activity to reduce the anxiety. Frequently occurring disturbing thoughts or images are called obsessions, and the rituals performed to try to prevent or dispel them are called compulsions.
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) causes its sufferers chronic and exaggerated worry and tension that seem to have no substantial cause. People with generalized anxiety disorder often worry excessively about health, money, family, or work, and continually anticipate disaster. People with this disorder usually realize that their anxiety is more intense than the situation warrants, but cannot rid themselves of these irrational concerns.

We also treat the following anxiety conditions:

  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Anxiety Disorder Treatment

When it comes to treating patients dealing with anxiety disorders, we offer a wide variety of treatment options such as:

  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Experiential therapy (art, recreational)
  • Personal wellness education
  • Spiritual care
  • Community meetings and outings
  • Family therapy and education

Intensive Outpatient Program for Anxiety Disorders

This Intensive Outpatient Program for General Mood and Anxiety Disorders is designed for individuals who wish to maintain their daily routine and also require more intensive therapy. Based on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT-informed), this program, offered in partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) addresses anxiety and depression. IOP sessions require a minimum of 3 days per week with 9 to 12 hours per week. The program includes:

  • Intensive group therapy
  • Psycho-education
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Medication management

The IOP for General Mood and Anxiety Disorders is offered at these New Jersey locations:

Through the RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health services, patients suffering from a form of anxiety can seek the proper treatment necessary to gain a better quality of living. By calling our Access Center – offering 24-hour consultative mental health support. We can help you find the proper treatment close to home. Just call 1-800-300-0628.