Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorder is a blanket term covering several different forms of abnormal, anxieties, fears, and phobias. Distinguishing among different anxiety disorders is important, since accurate diagnosis is more likely to result in effective treatment and a better prognosis. Health care providers can differentiate between the various categories of anxiety disorders.

Anxiety, worry, and stress are all a part of most people’s life today. But simply experiencing anxiety or stress in and of itself does not mean you need to get professional help or you have an anxiety disorder. In fact, anxiety is a natural and sometimes necessary warning signal of a dangerous or difficult situation happening in your life. Without anxiety, we would have no way of anticipating difficulties ahead and preparing for them. However, unmanageable anxiety deserves attention and professional help, and Compass Clinical Associates can be that help.

Anxiety becomes a disorder when the symptoms become chronic (longer lasting) and interfere with our daily lives and ability to function. People suffering from chronic anxiety often report the following symptoms:

  • Muscle tension
  • Physical weakness
  • Poor memory
  • Sweaty hands
  • Fear or confusion
  • Inability to relax
  • Constant worry
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Upset stomach
  • Poor concentration

These symptoms are severe and upsetting enough to make individuals feel extremely uncomfortable, out of control and helpless.

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Extensive Clinical Experience

At Compass Clinical Associates we are committed to the highest level of full-service mental health care to all our patients, which is unmatched in our industry.


Personalized Treatment Plans

We are a well-staffed treatment center offering a greater than 1:1 client to staff ratio. We believe that client centered individual care is at the core of successful recovery.


State of the Art Facility

At Compass, we realize that in order to effectively treat mental health issues and illnesses, we must provide a safe, comfortable, and pleasant environment.