Anxiety affects people of all ages. Unfortunately, for teenage girls, anxiety can be debilitating. Social pressure from school, social media, home life, and friends can trigger anxiety. Often, anxiety can point to a deeper issue for teenage girls, such as unprocessed childhood trauma or an untreated mood disorder. Sadly, many teens and their families don’t know enough about anxiety triggers and treatments to treat anxiety at home. A teen anxiety treatment program can help young people ease the effects of anxiety.
If your daughter is suffering from anxiety, Venture Academy can help. Our recovery centres help young adults ages 18-25. Whether your teen is dealing with anxiety or other co-occurring disorders, our Venture Academy team provides teen anxiety treatment that can help. Learn more about anxiety in teen girls and teen mental health treatment today by calling 866.762.2211 or filling out our online contact form.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a physical, mental, and emotional experience that happens when the nervous system becomes dysregulated. This means a person goes from a state of calm to fight, flight, or freeze mode. This can happen instantly, or they can feel their anxiety levels rise over minutes or hours. Dysregulation can elevate a person’s heart rate, make them feel nervous, and make it hard to make rational decisions. Unlike fight, flight, or freeze mode during life-threatening situations like accidents or natural disasters, anxiety happens when someone ruminates on the past or worries about the future.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety in Teen Girls
Unfortunately, it’s common for teens to obsess over the past or future. Anxiety is an increasingly common experience in our busy modern lives. Sometimes, anxiety can come with feelings of excitement, like being eager for a swim meet or school dance. Frequently, anxiety, however, might point to the need for treatment.
Most often, signs of anxiety in teen girls include:
- Tension headaches
- Fear of danger
- Elevated heart rate
- Trembling and shaking
- Difficulty concentrating
- Insomnia and nightmares
Anxiety often manifests as flight, the need to run away, fight, aggressive and reactionary behaviour, or freeze, the inability to answer or react to anything. When a teen experiences anxiety, it can be hard to bring them back to the present moment and calm their nervous system. Anything can trigger anxiety. Most anxiety triggers are highly personal and relate to unprocessed trauma, fears of failure, and social pressures that make many teenage girls feel inadequate. Unfortunately, many teens today live with anxiety from social media and intense pressures to succeed.
Sometimes teens will ignore anxiety and self-medicate with drugs, alcohol, or reckless behaviour. This can also be a sign of other co-occurring disorders needing treatment. It’s essential to watch your teen’s behaviour and step in when she needs anxiety treatment and support.
Help Your Daughter Heal with Teen Mental Health Treatment
If your daughter is showing signs of anxiety, contact Venture Academy today. Our multidisciplinary team treats mood disorders and addiction with an emphasis on childhood trauma. Our clinicians at Venture Academy can provide a comprehensive assessment and help your teen understand and overcome her anxiety.
We understand that teens and other young adults need flexible support to help them stay on track at school or work while healing from anxiety and other co-occurring disorders. Our clients begin with a 30-day assessment and receive long-term care for up to six months. Clients at Venture Academy also return for assessments as they continue to grow and develop after treatment.
Explore Teen Anxiety Treatment at Venture Academy
Contact Venture Academy now online or at 866.762.2211 to get started with our anxiety treatment programs and learn how Venture Academy can support your family.