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understanding the types of anxiety disorder

Fadiyah Sameh
Fadiyah Sameh
Posted: 2015-03-10

Anxiety disorder is a condition that signifies the feeling of uneasiness affecting people these days. Anxiety is considered to be a psychiatric problem when it is severe, prolonged and interferes the daily activities of an individual. Both adults and kids are susceptible to this problem. Anxiety disorder can affect the lives of individuals every day, which limits their relaxation, eating, capabilities to work or even sleep. This condition is chronic, persistent and can grow worse if not treated properly. Fortunately, most of these anxiety disorders can now be treated with medicines and psychotherapy. Below are some types of anxiety disorder: GAD or Generalized Anxiety Disorder Individuals suffering from generalized anxiety disorder usually worries about anything without knowing the reasons behind. Symptoms related to GAD are stomach upset, inability to focus, fatigue, irritability insomnia and restlessness. OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Individuals suffering with OCD usually feels troubled with disturbing thoughts, as a result this person will perform activities that will mentally satisfy him/her to get over from that certain thought. The usual symptoms of OCD are fear of being not clean, fear of the possibility of creating mistakes, consistent doubts and a strong need of cleanliness. Panic Disorder - Individuals suffering from panic disorder usually experience unexpected attacks that may last almost one hour. These attacks are false activation of fight response that is the natural physical reaction of the body to fear. An individual suffering from panic disorder will experience numbness of the legs and arms, difficulty of breathing and increasing heart rate. Social Anxiety Disorder Individuals suffering from social anxiety disorder want to detach themselves socially because they feel unwanted by other people. This is also referred as extreme shyness. Social anxiety is disturbing just like other types of anxiety. Some sufferers find themselves not able to drive, work or leave their houses because they have severe social anxiety disorder. To add more of the types of anxiety are PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and phobia and each of these types have their own degree of relentlessness to the sufferer.

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