Anxiety disorder & panic attacks

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear.

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What are anxiety disorders?

When children or young people are confronted with an anxiety disorder, they often suffer from anxiety attacks. If there is no valid reason for the anxiety and the young person concerned experiences (social) problems as a result, there is a disorder. Some of these disorders are called "phobia". Social phobia, for example, is characterized by a significant amount of fear in one or multiple social situations. It causes distress and impaired ability to function in at least some parts of daily life. These fears can be triggered by perceived or actual scrutiny from others. Individuals with social anxiety disorder fear negative evaluation from other people. 

Anxiety is a worry about future events, and fear is a reaction to current events.

Effects of anxiety disorders

Fear is a physical and emotional reaction to situations that a young person experiences as anxious. This can be expressed in both a physical and an emotional reaction. All teenagers and young adults sometimes have to deal with anxiety, but in some young people the anxiety is so great that it keeps them from living a pleasant life. He or she can also feel anxious in 'normal' situations, where there is no reason for this feeling.

Panic attacks

A panic attack often occurs with teenagers and young adults suffering from an anxiety disorder. It is an intense attack of fear and tension. Both physical and psychological complaints are characteristic of a panic attack. During a panic attack someone often has the feeling of losing control. However, there are also physical complaints: cold chills, nausea, sweating, pressure on the chest, breathlessness and trembling. 

Treatment of anxiety disorders

At Yes We Can Youth Clinics we treat teenagers and young adults so they can overcome anxiety and fears. We help them to live and function in society in a pleasant way again, by slowly breaking down the wall they have built around themselves. This way, the teenagers and young adults learn how to work on a beautiful future.

Yes We Can Clinics strives to reduce any medication that the teenager or young adult people already receives to zero or as little as possible during the treatment.

Need help with anxiety disorders in teenagers or young adults?

Yes We Can Youth Clinics can effectively treat teenagers and young adults struggling with an anxiety disorder. Interested to learn more about Yes We Can Youth Clinics and our intake procedure? Please fill in our contact form or call us at +31 (0)85 02 01 222.

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Why it works

For young people aged 13-25, Yes We Can Youth Clinics offers 10 weeks intensive residential treatment. During the treatment there is also 4 days of family coaching & counselling for parents/carers. Upon completion, an extensive tailor-made aftercare programme will be devised, in collaboration with our partners all over the world.

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