Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 05, 2012
Journey Malibu is pleased to announce their innovative approach to treating co-occurring disorders and inform people of the differences between them. "Co-occurring” or “Comorbid” disorders are disorders that can occur simultaneously in the same person. Studies have shown that alcoholism and drug abuse are often accompanied by a variety of other disorders. 37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug abusers also suffer from at least one serious mental illness.
As one set of examples of co-occurring disorders, let us take anxiety disorders. These fall into five main categories:
Panic attacks are often accompanied by chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress. The person affected may think that he or she is having a heart attack or going crazy or even dying. About 2.4 million Americans suffer from this disorder. Journey Malibu offers a variety of drug and alcoholism treatment programs, including psychotherapy, symptom education, medications, and support groups.
Sufferers from this disorder are plagued by persistent thoughts that create a desire to engage in repetitive ritualistic practice in order to manage the intruding thoughts. People may feel compelled to count objects or things, to wash their hands repeatedly, or perform repetitive tasks that disrupt their everyday life. About 3.3 million Americans are living with OCD. At Journey Malibu rehab, we have a wealth of experience in helping with this disorder.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
This disorder develops after a terrifying experience or an ordeal in which grave physical harm was threatened or actually occurred. Common examples of PTSD include military combat, a car accident, a natural disaster, and sexual or physical abuse. PTSD affects 5.2 million Americans. Journey Malibu’s Recovery Center is standing by ready to guide these sufferers toward healing and relief.
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
This involves chronic nervousness and anxiety, and excessive or exaggerated tension when there is little or no reason for it. More than 4 million Americans suffer from GAD. Symptoms include fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, and hot flashes. At Journey Malibu drug rehab we are able to provide the necessary help.
Social Anxiety Disorder
The 5.3 million Americans with this disorder experience overwhelming anxiety and extreme self-consciousness in everyday social situations. These can include fear of speaking or eating in public, or even of just being around others. As with other anxiety disorders, Journey Malibu have a range of effective treatments for this disorder. Journey works with top UCLA Psychiatrist Dr. Yaghmaie who can help you with this co-occuring disorder with the utmost of care.
For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call 1.877.673.4225, or visit http://www.journeymalibu.com.