Therapy For Anxiety Disorders

Types of Anxiety Disorders

There are several types of Anxiety Disorders, some of the most common include:

 

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):

People with GAD feel extremely worried and nervous about everyday things (health, job, money, family, etc.), even when there is little or no reason to worry about them. As a result, a person with GAD has trouble controlling their anxiety and staying focused. It becomes difficult to complete tasks in an efficient or timely way, it's difficult to relax or enjoy leisure time, and there may be physical symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping, aches (head, muscle, or stomach).

GAD symptoms often get worse during times of stress, such as worries about job performance or job security, physical illness or injury to self or family members, relationship conflicts, and money or financial worries.

Social Anxiety Disorder:

People with Social Anxiety Disorder have an intense fear or anxiety about social or performance situations. They worry about physical signs of their anxiety being observed by others (such as sweating, trembling, etc.), worry about criticism by others or embarrassment. These worries typically lead to avoidance or a lack of enjoyment of social activities and difficulty with job or academic performance tasks such as presentations.

Panic Disorder:

People with Panic Disorder have recurrent, unexpected panic attacks. The panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear with a rapid onset and peak within minutes. Attacks can occur unexpectedly or be brought on by a trigger, such as a feared situation. Often panic attacks are feared to be a heart attack and the person is rushed to an emergency room or hospital. Worry about another attack causes these individuals to avoid places, situations, or behaviors they associate with the attack. This can lead to another condition known as Agoraphobia where they typically avoid public transportation, open spaces, enclosed spaces, standing in a line or being in a crowd. In more extreme situations, people become home bound.

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