Brush Creek Academy understands that you want to find help now for your teen boy struggling with Anxiety. We’re here to help, just call (918) 435-8206 for more information.
The adolescent years in a teen’s life is very challenging as they go through various stages of physical and emotional development. The National Institute of Mental Health states anxiety is a normal reaction to stress; in general, it helps the person to cope, however, when anxiety becomes an excessive irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder. Dacey and Fiore in their book Your Anxious Child reports that between 8 and 10 percent of American children and adolescents are seriously troubled by anxiety and it is currently the most prevalent psychiatric diagnosis in those sixteen years old and younger.
Parents of an anxious teen boy sometimes find it difficult to know whether their son’s worries are harmless “what ifs” or if he is really having a serious problem. For an anxious teen, normal activities can become stressful and challenging and seem like a mountain that they will need to climb over.
There are various types of anxiety disorders that children and teens will experience such as social phobia, agoraphobia, panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder to name a few.
Social phobias tend to surface during adolescent years especially among excessively shy teens. Teens will avoid social situations even among their peers because they feel they’ll perform badly or be embarrassed.
Teens who suffer from agoraphobia may experience strong anxiety when they find themselves in circumstances in which they feel vulnerable. They feel they’ll be criticized if they walk away from a difficult situation therefore, they dwell on the feelings of being trapped. Teens with agoraphobia feel safest at home which will sometimes disrupt their lives and their family’s life.
Some symptoms of panic disorder are increased heart rate, sweating, chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, feelings of unrealistic detachment from self and fear of losing control or going crazy.
While symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder are restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, irritability and sleep disturbance. Teens with obsessive compulsive disorder will show signs such as excessively washing of hands, counting and checking everything twice before leaving the house.
We can help your troubled teen boy suffering from anxiety. Call us today! (918) 435-8206
Brush Creek – Raising Your Son’s Vision to See Greater Possibilities in Life Brush Creek is a 915-acre working ranch in beautiful Northeastern Oklahoma. Our facility is a 12-15 month residential program accredited with Teen Challenge USA. The Cross Christian Academy is our private, accredited, year round school that the boys attend while at Brush Creek. Our program offers a very structured environment to help foster growth in each of our student’s lives. We use a level system to help teach the students appreciation, gratitude, responsibility, submission to authority, self-control, leadership, time-management, and a strong work ethic. The first levels are very controlled but as the students improve and progress, they are awarded higher levels. The higher levels allow for more privileges, freedom, and responsibilities. During a student’s stay at Brush Creek, each student will have the opportunity to learn various vocational skills such as welding, basic carpentry, plumbing, lawn care, fence repair & building, livestock care, and other ranch duties. The students are also involved with various community service projects. This aspect of the program is used to assist the students in building a strong work ethic to enable them to be successful in their communities, families, and future careers. We supply a strong sense of responsibility, self-discipline techniques and a renewed love for learning. Our staff of teachers, counselors and wranglers all have an understanding of the medical and psychological conditions that contribute to unacceptable behavior; they know your boy must remain a distinct individual and solutions must be tailor-made for his success. Brush Creek may be just what you need if you want your good son back, with clear thinking and positive pursuits. Call us at (918) 435-8206 so we can help your son be better prepared to meet life’s challenges and become a hard-working, productive young man. We want to help him deal with his Anxiety.