Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

What Is an Anxiety Disorder and How Is It Treated?

Anxiety disorders are relatively common in the United States and exist on a spectrum from mild to severe. According to the National Institute of Mental Health NIMH), “an estimated 31.1% of U.S. adults experience an anxiety disorder at some time in their lives.” NIMH defines anxiety disorders as any one of the following types:

  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (most common type)
  • Agoraphobia (fear of particular spaces or situations that cause anxiety)
  • Specific Phobias
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder

At Create Recovery Center of West Los Angeles, our clinical staff can help you find a treatment plan to address your unique needs. We believe that individualized approaches encompassing several treatment techniques are best for a successful recovery. Although treatment can vary depending upon the type of anxiety and the person, anxiety disorders share many common characteristics.

Quiz: Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Quiz: Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Over the last year, how often do you experience the following symptoms: