Teen Anxiety Disorder is a mental illness, characterized by teens experiencing an ongoing sense of nervousness, agitation, fear, and worry, often concerning imagined and even illogical things. A key trait of Teen Anxiety Disorders is that teens constantly struggle to calm their minds or thoughts, regardless of the situation or circumstances. Even in instances where teens understand logically that their fears or anxieties are unreasonable, they still are overcome by the feelings of anxiety, nonetheless. Teens with Anxiety Disorders often suffer from both physical and mental symptoms of the illness.
There are a number of different Anxiety Disorders, including: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Panic Disorder.
Sometimes Teen Anxiety Disorders can be triggered by a teen experiencing a traumatic event. Other times, an Anxiety Disorder might be hereditary or may appear with no obvious cause.
Symptoms can vary greatly, according to the specific Anxiety Disorder a teen has and can encompass both mental and physical responses. Some of the most common, overreaching symptoms of Anxiety Disorders include:
- Anxiety or “panic” attacks
- Chest pain or tightness of chest
- Sudden irritability
- Headaches and/or stomach aches
- Difficulty sleeping/nightmares
- Consistent tiredness
- High blood pressure
Teen Anxiety Treatment can be extremely helpful in helping teens to gain relief from the negative symptoms of their anxiety, as well as to teach teens resources and techniques for dealing healthily with anxiety, when it arises. There are a number of different types of therapeutic approaches proven to help with Teen Anxiety Disorders. In some cases, therapists might also recommend teens take medication, either for a time or indefinitely, to help abate symptoms, and to assist with things such as improved sleep, decreased panic attacks, improved concentration, improved appetite, and clearer thinking. Very often, medications can help teens to gain some immediate relief, which will substantially improve their ability to engage in treatment, and therefore, continue to make progress in their recovery and healing processes. Moreover, it’s important for both teens and parents of teens to know that Teen Anxiety Treatment is extremely successful in helping teens gain relief from their current anxiety and to go on to live healthy, happy lives.
Paradigm New York:
At Paradigm New York, located just outside of New York City, we strongly recommend that teens be evaluated as early as possible, if you suspect they may be experiencing symptoms related to a Teen Anxiety Disorder. Additionally, if you are a teen or parent in New York, looking for assistance in finding a therapist or psychologist in the area, please don’t hesitate to contact us for consultation. At Paradigm New York, we provide thorough, holistic therapeutic treatment to teens from New York and all over the nation, who are struggling with Anxiety Disorders. Our programs are renowned worldwide and our team is made up of some of the best mental health professionals around.