Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in the U.S. In fact, more than 40 million adults and 1 in 10 children and adolescents suffer from an anxiety disorder in any given year.
Anxiety disorders can be difficult to recognize. In healthy people, fear is caused by a threat or challenge and helps us take action. Someone with an anxiety disorder will experience an excessive state of apprehension, uncertainty or fear, and the response is often not tied to a real threat. The anxiety persists even after a perceived threat is gone.
Anxiety comes in many forms, including generalized anxiety, social, academic, and/or performance anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders. The good news is that anxiety is treatable, and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health can help.
The therapy for anxiety-related disorders is tailored to your individual needs. Patients take part in individual and group therapy as well as educational groups. “Ask the doctor” discussions, led by our medical director, are held weekly to give individuals the opportunity to tackle specific areas of anxiety. Mindfulness sessions are included in daily programming. This unique component helps participants connect with the moment at hand so they can take control and reduce anxious thoughts.
We also offer an Aspergers and Anxiety/Mood Disorders program as well as a School Refusal program created specifically for adolescents.
Our anxiety treatment team
The intensive outpatient care team at Linden Oaks includes a licensed clinical psychologist, a psychiatrist, clinical therapists and psychiatric nurses. Our mental health professionals are highly specialized and use innovative therapy to treat anxiety. We have helped many people overcome anxiety and live more balanced lives.
For more information on our treatment programs for anxiety, please call the Linden Oaks Help Line 24/7 at 630-305-5027.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS)
The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. While nearly 80 percent of all women experience the “Baby Blues”, a mild depression interspersed with happier feelings, 20 percent of women experience a more serious perinatal depression and/or anxiety which may become chronic without proper treatment.
We offer PMAD services for those who are struggling with these issues.