The Impact of Anxiety Disorders on Patients and Families
Anxiety Disorders can affect the family as well as the sufferer.
Acute anxiety can undermine the indivdual’s ability to function in everyday roles that are expected of them, such as employment, parenting and common social interactions.
Symptoms of anxiety can include irritability, tension, poor concentration, lack of sleep — these can obviously affect one’s interpersonal relationships with family members or one’s ability to do one’s work effectively.
In a panic disorder, a patient normal activities are avoided because they may tend to trigger a panic attack. Fear driving, for example, severely limits a person’s ability to interact socially in such a way that their family and their friends and coworkers are affected.
Pasadena Villa strives to work in concert with close family members to understand and take a constructive role in understanding the dynamics of anxiety and assist the client in preventing relapse.