Pacific Palisades, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
Panic and anxiety disorders affect millions of Americans each and every day. In fact, the number of people diagnosed with panic and anxiety disorders has steadily increased over the last several years.
In direct response to this troubling trend, Bridges to Recovery has implemented their proactive, comprehensive approach to the treatment of panic and anxiety disorders. Their unique approach to this type of treatment offers a level of hope to all who suffer from these afflictions. However, in order to truly understand the importance of this treatment, the nature of panic and anxiety disorders must be understood.
Panic disorder is a particularly insidious condition that is actually quite common. Though it affects women more often than it affects men, it is equally challenging for everyone who experiences it. Panic disorder is characterized by a repetitive cycle of emotional disturbances. These disturbances are called "panic attacks" and they cause feelings of severe anxiety and dread.
Anxiety disorder is sometimes confused with panic disorder but it is actually a distinct diagnosis. Unlike panic disorder, with its intermittent attacks, anxiety disorder is characterized by a constant state of worry and fear. Though these feelings do not reach the same severity as those experienced in panic disorder, their constant nature is particularly troubling.
Once the nature of these conditions is fully understood, effective treatment can begin. The first treatment is based on a regimen of medication. This method is typically helpful for treating the symptoms of these disorders but may not sort out the underlying psychological causes of the condition. Psychotherapy is very useful for uncovering mental or emotional causes of panic disorder but the treatment process can be long and arduous.
Bridges to Recovery has developed a revolutionary treatment program for these very conditions. They utilize an intensive residential treatment program that has a track record of proven efficacy. They have dedicated treatment centers for panic disorders as well as for anxiety disorders.
The treatment programs at Bridges to Recovery are so effective because they are inpatient, residential programs that allow patients to be removed from any and all stressors in their own environment. This allows all focus to be placed on recovery.
Bridges to Recovery even offers treatment programs for patients who suffer from conditions that often appear alongside panic and anxiety disorders. Conditions such as bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder are treated with specific techniques to ensure effective treatment.
No matter how severe a patient's condition may be, Bridges to Recovery can meet their needs in a professional and timely manner. When it comes to matters of health and well-being, there is no reason to settle for any treatment that is less than optimal.
Read more about the panic disorder program at Bridges to Recovery here: bridgestorecovery.com/panic-disorder-treatment-center