New Oakland Child-Adolescent and Family Center
People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread. This results in physical signs of anxiety or nervousness, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. If the person's response is inappropriate for the situation; if the person cannot control the response; or if the anxiety interferes with normal functioning, an anxiety disorder is diagnosed.
The most common anxiety disorders are:
- Generalized anxiety: Disproportionate, often irrational worry about everyday things
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Develops after exposure to a traumatic event
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): Repeatedly performing security-related behaviors
- Panic disorder: Sudden feelings of terror for no reason
- Social anxiety disorder: intense fear in social situations causing impaired ability to function
- Phobias: An overwhelming and unreasonable fear of an object or situation that poses little real danger
- Separation anxiety: Fear of being without one's parents causing impairment of important areas of functioning
New Oakland Child-Adolescent and Family Center assesses and treats the mental health issues and crises faced by children and adolescents. Immediate action can return well-being to your family.
See the "Contact" tab for the nearest New Oakland facility or call the 24 Hour Crisis Stabilization Hot Line: (800) 395-3223