— 264 million people suffer from anxiety
- when unease becomes debilitating
Anxiety disorders are associated with severe or long-lasting feelings of uneasiness, which may prevent a person from leading a normal life. Sufferers can develop a range of physical and psychological symptoms that can be highly debilitating. There are various types of anxiety disorder, which include Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and phobias. Anxiety disorders can occur alongside other conditions, such as depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and in severe cases can lead to self-harm or suicide.
Symptoms and effects of anxiety disorders
Mild anxiety can be a positive defence mechanism in these circumstances. However, when anxiety is severe and endures for months or years, it can interfere with an individual’s ability to lead a healthy life. Physical symptoms of anxiety disorders can include stomach pains, diarrhoea, heart palpitations, dry mouth, chest pains, shaking, dizziness, difficulty swallowing and shortness of breath. Psychological symptoms can include insomnia, constant feelings of worry or unease, tiredness, lack of concentration, feeling irritable or angry, and a general feeling of detachment or loss of control.
The most common symptoms of anxiety disorders
- excessive worrying
- difficulty concentrating
- tense muscles
- gastrointestinal (GI) problems
- sleep problems
- panic attacks
- avoiding social situations
Treatment for anxiety disorders
It is thought that around 10% of people will experience problems with anxiety at some point in their life. With professional help and support from qualified clinical experts, it is possible to overcome anxiety disorders. Medical care for the treatment of anxiety problems begins with examinations to rule out medical illnesses that might be causing your symptoms. At The Kusnacht Practice, our licensed psychologists and psychiatrists are trained to treat anxiety disorders through a variety of means: cognitive behaviour therapy, anti-anxiety medications, meditation and more. Working with a professional can help you manage your anxiety and reduce your symptoms as quickly and safely as possible.
We provide the very best care and comfort. The investment starts at CHF 93,000 per week, depending on the requirements of the individual client. Fees are settled directly by the client (we do not work with insurance companies) and we can supply written quotations upon request.
The Kusnacht Practice services are not covered by Swiss health insurances. All costs are to be covered directly by the clients. Patients who are domiciled in Switzerland and are therefore mandatorily health insured may be reimbursed by their health insurance for medical services in accordance with the Federal Law on Health Insurance (KVG) and its implementing provisions.
Client testimonials and treatment options
Matthew, aged 50
"I was a leader in my industry but I was in denial about the fact my life was unmanageable due to alcohol. Initially, I just wanted to detox and lose weight, but thankfully The Kusnacht Practice identified the underlying issues that were triggering my addiction. It made me put recovery first."
Call: +41 43 499 60 50
Or fill out our form with your request:
Call: +41 43 541 11 52