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Anxiety Disorder

The clinical team at Highland Hospital offers

Treatment for Anxiety

At The Pavilion, we take a holistic approach to treating all forms of anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders and yet they often go undiagnosed.

Through our Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Program, adult and senior patients can receive short-term treatment for the five major types of anxiety disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder)

Anxiety disorders often occur with other anxiety or depressive disorders, as well as other somatic symptom disorders, and personality disorders.


Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences occasionally. It is a natural response to the challenges and stressors of daily life, such as work pressures, important exams, or significant life decisions. However, anxiety disorders go beyond temporary worries and have a lasting impact, hindering individuals from leading a normal life. People with anxiety disorders constantly experience overwhelming fear and excessive worry, causing significant distress.

These disorders arise from abnormalities in the brain’s fear and emotion regulation mechanisms. Extensive research suggests that intense or prolonged anxiety can disrupt the transmission of information between different regions of the brain. Furthermore, specific anxiety disorders can affect the structures in the brain responsible for controlling memories and emotions, thereby impairing the regulation of essential bodily functions.

Anxiety disorders affect millions of individuals across all age groups and can have genetic or environmental causes, or a combination of both.

What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders can manifest in many different ways. It’s important to understand that some occasional symptoms of anxiety are normal, but prolonged or severe instances of the following anxiety symptoms should be assessed and treated by a mental health professional.

Knowing When to Seek Help for Anxiety Disorders

Although coping strategies for anxiety can be helpful, there are instances when the overwhelming worry, fear, and anxiety attacks begin to significantly interfere with your daily functioning. In such situations, it is crucial to seek professional assistance. If you are grappling with any form of anxiety disorder, the experienced mental health experts at The Pavilion are ready to provide the support you need to embark on a path towards a more fulfilling life.

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