Types of Anxiety Disorders – An Analysis Report and Treatment

A person has a million reasons as to why he or she can be anxious and there isn’t a single human being on this planet, who hasn’t ever experienced anxiety. Just because a person becomes anxious or panics about a situation, he or she isn’t weak or without confidence. People can become anxious before an exam, an interview, before an important meeting or while making important life-altering decisions. However, when the anxiety reaches a level where the affected person can’t function properly and carry out their day to day tasks, that’s when it becomes a problem that needs to be immediately addressed. Anxiety, in general, occurs due to imbalances in the chemicals in the brain and events that can trigger anxiety are plenty which needs to be analyzed in depth.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorder is a broad term that refers to a number of different disorders namely panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias pertaining to specific places, events or people and generalized anxiety disorder. Causes for each of them may vary and anxiety treatment methods will certainly vary between them as well. Understanding about each type of disorder is essential to know what needs to be done to overcome them.

Major Types of anxiety disorder

  • GAD
  • SAD
  • PA
  • OCD
  • PSTD
  • Phobia

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

When a person always worries or feels anxious about things that haven’t happened or is likely to happen, or excessively worries about unrealistic, improbable scenarios, without any actual event to trigger the nervousness and anxiety, he or she is said to be suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Exaggerations are common among sufferers of generalized anxiety disorder and they can always be seen expecting some sort of negative events or disasters to strike anytime.

Social Anxiety Disorder

When individual worries about engaging in social events or finds it very discomforting to be in public places where they have to interact with a lot of other people, they are said to have Social Anxiety Disorder. This is otherwise called a social phobia and the affected individual is very conscious of how they are and what others might think of them. Their concerns are overwhelming and to abnormal levels.

Panic Disorder

Those with panic disorder tend to have panic attacks which are nothing but periods of intense fear or feelings that something calamitous can happen anytime. These panic attacks are episodic in nature and can occur anytime anywhere, which on its own can make the sufferer remain anxious all the time. Panic attacks can usually last up to ten minutes and the sufferers might have issues with breathing, heart palpitations, nausea, dizziness, excessive perspiration and overall shaking of the body. Chills, a sense of choking and chest pain are also noticed with them, along with more than normal levels of fear.

Symptoms of anxiety statistics

OCD

OCD is an obsessive-compulsive disorder affect individuals brain and makes them do work repeatedly. It is otherwise known as repetitive compulsions. Washing Hands, Cleaning the place or taking bath multiple times. Fear of imperfection is also the main reason. It usually affects the individual with unwanted thoughts.

Phobias

When an object or event can create intense fear in a person, that person is said to have a phobia towards that specific object or event. Phobias are numerous and psychiatric therapy is mostly recommended for them to overcome those phobias. Fear of spiders, heights, depth of the sea, are all some examples of phobias.

PTSD

This type of anxiety disorder happens when a person has been affected by a terrifying event or sudden shock. PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ). The event which affects them may be anything that includes accident, physical violence or being physically hurt.

Conclusion

If you are affected with any type of anxiety disorder, then you have to consult your healthcare professionals before taking any treatments. Based on your symptoms, causes, your doctor can recommend you the best way to treat your disorders. If you are interested in trying any natural remedies all you have to do is educate yourself with the natural product. Incase, if you are going to use CBD oil for your anxiety disorder, then it is must to know about that oil before using. Try to consult the physician and inquire about choosing the best treatment for the anxiety disorder that you have been suffering from.

 

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Dr. Carlo CarandangDr.Carlo Carandand, MD

All the articles are medically reviewed by Dr. Carlo Carandand. He has been working as psychiatrist for thr past 21 years. Dr. Carandang has 34 publications and 6 research grants in the areas of anxiety, depression, psychosis, and psychopharmacology. He works as editorial staff for various medical online websites.