By definition, anxiety refers to the our physiological response to a wide variety of stress-inducing situations. It’s something we all experience at some point or another because anxiety is a natural response to certain stimuli. However, coping with stress doesn’t always come naturally, leaving some individuals vulnerable to experience high levels of anxiety and numerous bodily, cognitive, and spiritual effects.
Anxiety disorders are the most common of all psychological disorders. In fact, it’s estimated that one in four Canadians will suffer from an anxiety-related disorder at some point in their lifetimes. This illustrates just how wide the area of effect of anxiety truly is. As well, it shows that anxiety disorder treatment is an vital and much-needed resource for many, many people.
At Helix Healthcare Group, our one-of-a-kind program — Helix Mind — provides high-quality treatment for anxiety and anxiety-related disorders as well as a variety of other mental and emotional disorders.
What consequences can anxiety pose to your health and overall well-being? There are a multitude of negative effects that can result from chronic anxiety. Many of these stem from how anxiety hinders cognition. Without treatment for anxiety disorder, anxiety can inhibit concentration, make it difficult to control one’s thoughts, and may cause episodes of extreme fear and dread – known as panic attacks. Further, anxiety is known to cause increases in blood pressure, which can lead to headaches, insomnia, heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, and dizziness, among a multitude of other symptoms.
Although anxiety can range in severity from uncomfortable yet manageable to debilitating, the mental and physical symptoms of untreated anxiety can have serious implications in other areas of life. Some individuals who suffer from chronic anxiety may have trouble maintaining careers and workplace performance, can be easily overwhelmed by relationships, experience physical discomfort due to persistent tension throughout the body, and sometimes even have trouble tending to their basic needs.
In focusing only on the clinical side of wellness, many mental health programs for the treatment of anxiety provide only half a solution. Challenging those conventional treatment models, Helix Mind is comprised of a unique blend of cutting-edge psychology, up-to-date neuroscience, and integrative mindfulness. We offer the latest treatments in the field of mental health as well as a mind-body approach that makes Helix Mind the best treatment for anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, both in Toronto and beyond.
With our world-class treatments and unrivaled dedication to client satisfaction, we make lasting, positive change attainable for individuals in need of treatment for anxiety, mood disorders, or substance abuse. Located in a state-of-the-art private wellness facility in midtown Toronto, Helix Healthcare Group represents a blend of both Western practices and Eastern philosophies, providing an unparallelled recovery experience for body, mind, and soul.
For a more in-depth look at our mental health program, visit our main Helix Mind page. If you would like to speak with someone about our treatments and professional services, or to learn more about the Helix Difference, begin the transformation with just a phone call today.