Teen General Anxiety Disorder is a type of Anxiety Disorder, in which teens experience frequent and sometimes even constant feelings of severe fear and anxiety, regardless of the circumstances. Whereas many people struggle with some degree of stress, anxiety, and/or fear in certain situations, teens with General Anxiety Disorder experiences these symptoms to such a degree that it prevents them from being able to properly function in their lives and in relationships.
Teen General Anxiety Disorder can be associated with symptoms that extend to the physical, mental, and social, as often the anxiety experienced progresses to the point of being disruptive in teens’ lives. Some of these symptoms include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Inability to sleep
- Headaches and stomach aches
- Increased heart rate
- Anxious thoughts preventing clear/logical thinking
- Difficulty relaxing
There are a number of different therapeutic methods and techniques that can be used for Teen General Anxiety Disorder treatment. At different times, treatment may include different forms of individual and group therapy, medication, and other holistic lifestyle changes. Generally speaking, successful treatment for Teen Generalized Anxiety Disorder involves therapists helping teens to observe and recognize their thought habits and patterns. In particular, teens will evaluate what thoughts trigger anxiety to begin and/or worsen, what recurring fearful thoughts occur, and the pattern of progression, regarding how the thoughts are connected.
By supporting teens to carefully observe the thoughts that are occurring and therefore, provoking such feelings of anxiety, teens can discover potential underlying stressors and issues that are leading to these feelings. Teens can then begin to then make positive changes to adjust those patterns, in order to gain relief from the symptoms. Furthermore, they can also learn techniques and tools to deal with stress and anxiety in healthy ways, to avoid certain difficult triggers, and to intentionally calm their minds, when such anxiety begins to arise. Ultimately, teens can not only gain significant amounts of relief from their anxiety, but can also regain access to peace, calm, and confidence, in feeling they have the power to change their thinking, reduce their stress, and to gain relief. This, overall, is incredibly powerful in teens feeling capable of recovery as well as living successful, healthy, and happy lives.
Paradigm New York:
Located just outside of beautiful New York City, Paradigm New York is one of the leading teen treatment facilities in the country. Serving teens from New York as well as the rest of the United States, Paradigm New York specializes in designing and providing thorough, holistic, and individualized treatment plans for Teen Generalized Anxiety Disorder, carefully designed according to each teen’s specific case. Paradigm New York provides Teen General Anxiety Disorder Treatment as well as treatment for a wide range of other Anxiety Disorders and substance abuse disorders.