Thich Nhat Hanh
According to a 2020 press release by the American Psychological Association, "More than 8 in 10 Americans (83%) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress, ... The previous high was 69%, reported in 2018 as part of APA’s annual Stress in America survey."
At Vantage Point we use a comprehensive and individualized approach to treating Anxiety Disorders and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits best for you and your circumstances.
Our specialists are well-versed in the following treatment types for Anxiety, all of which have proven to be effective:
We also have a great referral network of Psychiatrists and complementary health practitioners in the community to ensure that our clients obtain the help and support that they need.
Click the link below for resources for Anxiety Disorders.
Stress and Anxiety are often used interchangeably in everyday conversations, but there is a significant difference. Stress is your response (emotional and/or physical) response to a real and specific threat. For example, if you unexpectedly encountered a hungry grizzly bear while camping, your heart might begin to pound and you might experience feelings of fear and thoughts of wanting to escape the situation. This would be a stress response as you were responding to a specific stressor (the bear) in that given moment. With Anxiety, however, there is no identifiable root cause at the moment.
A person with Anxiety might worry about encountering a bear on their camping trip and plan how they might escape if they saw one but might never actually encounter a bear.
Anxiety-like stress often manifests itself with both emotional and physical symptoms, but Anxiety is more often about the worry and doubt about the person's ability to cope with a perceived threat that has not yet happened. If you or someone you care about is suffering or overwhelmed by chronic stress or excessive worrying, our clinicians at Vantage Point are available to help you.
An Anxiety Disorder is a type of mental illness that is characterized by persistent worry, apprehension, anxiety, or physical symptoms and causes an individual significant distress. Individual's with anxiety disorders have a hard time controlling their anxiety and may avoid situations that trigger the anxiety in an effort to reduce their distress. This avoidance may eventually lead to isolation or impairment in some area of an individual's functioning.
Important relationships may be impacted and individuals may have difficulties performing at work or at school.
Visit NAMI for more information on the types of Anxiety Disorders.
*If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and are concerned, please have a doctor conduct a careful examination to determine whether your symptoms can be explained by a medical problem.
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