Damp palms before a driving test. Nervous pacing in a locker room before a playoff game. A sleepless night before the SAT. That’s nervousness.
General anxiety disorder (GAD) is a different beast. A legitimate mental disorder that creates persistent, overwhelming and unrealistic feelings of failure, anxiety and worry, GAD doesn’t simply fade away like nervousness. It needs specific anxiety treatment to be affectively addressed. Patients with GAD are often consumed with thoughts of disaster that may be impossible for them to control. GAD can rule a teen’s life if left untreated, making activities like going to school or hanging out with friends impossible. Also, the worry and anxiety GAD causes often appears to have no source.
Like many mood disorders, it can be easy to dismiss GAD. That would be a mistake. Sovereign Health understands how totally GAD can disrupt a teen’s life, and our residential anxiety treatment program for adolescents at Rancho San Diego will give them the tools to overcome and deal with their anxiety, giving a full life back to them.
Evidence-based treatments mark our mental health, addiction and other programs.
All our locations treat addiction and dual diagnosis, while some offer additional specialized programs.
We offer adults and adolescents residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient levels of care.
A clinically trained, multidisciplinary team works together to provide the best care for every diagnosis.
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