Treatment for anxiety disorders in Spain

Anxiety, many people experience this on a daily basis. Some people find the situation intolerable. Support in the form of treatment is frequently necessary for that situation.

What is anxiety?

You’ve certainly heard the word “anxiety” a lot, but what does it mean to genuinely feel it? Being constantly worried or showing excessive dread are examples of mental health issue known as anxiety. Everyone occasionally worries about things, but having anxiety means that your worries significantly interfere with your daily life.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1 in 13 persons worldwide have an anxiety condition, making them the most prevalent mental health issue in the world. Therefore, if you’re going through one, know that you are most definitely not alone. Young people and women experience it more frequently than men, which could be due to a variety of factors. 7.2% of children aged 5 to 19 have an anxiety disorder, despite the fact that women are twice as likely as men to receive an anxiety diagnosis.

Different kind of anxiety disorders

  • Panic disorder: someone has panic attacks, with also fear of the attack itself.
  • Social phobia: in the case of social phobia, one is very fearful of the reaction or criticism of other people. This occurs mainly in social situations such as at restaurants, at work, when interacting with strangers, at gatherings.
  • Specific phobia: someone has a fear of certain situations or things. The most common are fear of heights, fear of darkness, of small enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), of snakes, spiders and insects.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): this typically occurs after an unpleasant experience. You then often relive this experience in your thoughts or dreams.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCS): you suffer from recurrent compulsive thoughts (obsessions) and compulsive acts (compulsions).
  • Generalised anxiety disorder: this manifests as constant anxiety that is difficult to control, such as excessive stress and anxiety about everyday things and about the future. This form often occurs in combination with other mental disorders.

How can you recognize it?

In an anxiety attack, you may have one or more of the following symptoms: nervousness, restlessness, tightness in the chest, feeling of suffocation, palpitations, sweating, chills, nausea or abdominal discomfort, dizziness, trembling, the feeling that you will faint, tingling or numbness in your hands and/or feet, headache, muscle tension in your neck and lower back, fear that you will go crazy or even die…

All these symptoms are the result of nervous system overactivation. They can be so severe and frightening that you become afraid of feeling this way. Often, people get so scared that they go to great lengths to avoid their anxiety. They ask others to solve the problem situations, or start really ‘numbing’ themselves by taking (medicine) drugs.

How does your doctor make the diagnosis?

Your doctor will listen to your symptoms and try to identify the causes and circumstances of your anxiety. He will also check whether a physical condition is causing your it (anaemia, heart disease, lung disease, thyroid disorders, infections). There will therefore be a physical examination and possibly also an ECG (electrocardiogram) and a blood test.

The doctor will also check what (drugs) you are taking and check your alcohol consumption. It is also important to distinguish between anxiety disorders and depression. They can occur together, and this often complicates a quick and correct diagnosis.

Anxiety treatment at Villa Paradiso Spain

Many years of experience and exceptional results confirm that our addiction treatment works. In addition to the highest standards of professional treatment and personal support, we include a range of optional activities to help refocus mind, body and soul.

All of these elements come together with highly effective psychotherapy to break the shackles and allow you to live free of addiction. Activities during your stay are not only fun, but they also help to strengthen and heal, along with healthy meals that we guarantee will satisfy even the more demanding taste buds.

A central element of our addiction treatment is absolute privacy and discretion, which is why Villa Paradiso Spain in Marbella is preferred by people who seek anonymity and a place in which to be at ease and focus on taking back control of their lives. We offer this without compromise within a beautiful, relaxed and sunny environment.

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