Anxiety is a treatable medical condition. At Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, we understand the challenges having anxiety brings. Our experienced and compassionate team will be with you through every step of treatment.
Learn more about anxiety treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Anxiety is an uncomfortable yet normal feeling that everyone will experience at some point in their life. In many cases, feelings of anxiety will dissipate on their own, especially when an individual has a good support system and strong coping skills.
However, while anxiety is a completely acceptable emotional response to a troubling situation, it can become a problem when it begins to negatively affect an individual’s ability to lead a happy and well-balanced life. Anxiety can make taking care of everyday responsibilities at home, work, or school very difficult, and it can cause a person to shy away from participating in new, healthy experiences. If you have symptoms of an anxiety disorder, your feelings of constant worry can become so overwhelming that you might begin feeling sad and hopeless, and these symptoms can become worse if they are not properly treated.
Thankfully, you do not have to continue to suffer from the symptoms of an anxiety disorder. At our center, we understand how painful it can be to live with an anxiety disorder, which is why we provide comprehensive care that can help you develop effective ways to manage the symptoms of this condition.
How to Help a Loved One
Helping a loved one or family member get anxiety treatment
Watching a loved one struggle with symptoms of an anxiety disorder can leave you feeling stressed, frustrated, and sad. You, like many other individuals with a loved one who has severe anxiety, might not know how you can help. No matter how lost you may feel, it is important to respectfully urge your loved one to get professional treatment to alleviate these symptoms. As you help your loved one, consider the following:
- Research the signs, symptoms, and effects of anxiety disorders. The more you learn, the more you can relate to what your loved one is experiencing.
- Find out which local treatment centers offer care for anxiety disorders, and determine what kinds of services they provide.
- Speak to your loved one about your concerns, even if you feel like he or she may be resistant to hearing them. Use a nonjudgmental tone and maintain compassion so that he or she does not feel threatened. Also, share any information you have gathered about treatment options.
- If your loved one is considering receiving professional treatment, offer encouragement throughout the entire process. In many cases, when someone with an anxiety disorder knows that he or she has support, it is easier for him or her to accept that help is needed.
Types of Treatment
Why consider anxiety treatment at our center near Little Rock, Arkansas
If the symptoms of an anxiety disorder are not treated, you may begin to feel overpowered by your emotions. You may struggle to connect with others, and you may find that you are avoiding social situations as a result. You may also withdraw from previously enjoyed activities, struggle to perform to expectation occupationally, and allow household responsibilities to fall by the wayside. Additionally, your risk for abusing substances like drugs and alcohol increases the longer that your symptoms go untreated.
Fortunately, anxiety disorders are highly treatable conditions. By choosing to receive professional treatment, you can learn how to successfully manage your symptoms and prevent these effects from occurring.
Types of Treatment
Types of anxiety treatment offered at our center
Located in Conway, Arkansas, and serving Little Rock’s North Metro community and the surrounding area, our hospital is a place of hope and healing for adults who are struggling with mental and behavioral health concerns. Our scenic location provides a sense of calm, yet is only one mile away from the center of town, which makes us easily accessible. We have made every effort to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, ensuring that our patients feel a sense of comfort and serenity as they heal.
If you or a loved one is suffering from the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, our treatment center is an ideal setting to begin the journey to recovery. We understand that people have different needs and therefore require different plans of care to meet those needs. For this reason, we are dedicated to providing fully individualized treatment plans for each individual who chooses to heal with us.
If you receive treatment for anxiety at our center, the following therapeutic interventions may be included in your customized plan of care:
If you require medical care in addition to therapeutic treatment for anxiety during your time at our hospital, we are able to assist you. These services may be delivered by physicians, registered nurses (RNs), and/or licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Meetings with these professionals will be arranged on an as-needed basis.
There are situations in which medications can be a beneficial part of treatment for anxiety. Your need for medication will be assessed upon admission, and should it be determined that this will be of benefit to you, you will meet with staff members for medication management services as needed.
You will have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy sessions with a licensed therapist or counselor at least once during your time at our hospital, with additional meetings being scheduled when needed or requested. These one-on-one sessions can serve as an optimal time to process through your experiences and work through any challenges you are facing as you work towards healing from the symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
Group therapy sessions are offered a minimum of four times per day and include psychoeducation groups, skills rehearsal groups, recreational groups, and process groups. Participating in these groups gives you the opportunity to give and receive support from others who may be facing similar struggles. Examples of the various topics that may be discussed during these groups include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Distress tolerance skills
- Emotional regulation skills
- Adapting leisure skills
- Substance abuse
- Medication management
Because family support can be a crucial part of the healing process, we offer family therapy sessions once a week. Led by licensed therapists and counselors, these sessions provide you and your loved ones with time to work through the challenges you have experienced as a family, build a sense of unity, and learn how you can support one another moving forward. This can also serve as a time for your loved ones to learn more about anxiety disorders so that they can gain a better understanding of what you have experienced as a result of your symptoms.
Continuing care after treatment for anxiety
Acute inpatient treatment is designed to be a short-term stabilization period. With the approximate length of stay being seven days, this form of programming is used to alleviate crises, provide immediate intervention for severe symptoms, initiate a medication management regimen when needed, and ultimately help you jumpstart your healing journey.
Due to the short-term nature of this programming, it is important for you to receive continuing care services once your inpatient stay has come to an end. In doing so, you will be able to practice the skills you learned while in acute care, continue to receive monitoring while in a less intensive environment, and have further support as you reintegrate back into your everyday life.
Upon admission into our program, your treatment team will immediately begin preparing a discharge plan that will be implemented once your inpatient stay is complete. This plan can include referrals to outside healthcare providers, support groups that may be of benefit to you, and contact information should you find yourself in need of crisis services in the future.
In choosing to come to Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you can rest assured that you or your loved one will be provided with the utmost in quality and compassionate care. To learn more about our program, please contact us at your convenience.