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What is Anxiety?

Intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.

Physical symptoms include sweating, being restless and tight, and increased heart rate. It may be a natural reaction to stress, e.g. when confronted with a challenging situation at work, before taking a test, or before making a major decision, you could feel apprehensive. It may assist you in coping. Anxiety may offer you a jolt of energy or assist you in concentrating. However, for persons who suffer from anxiety disorders, the worry is persistent and it doesn't go away even after the situation, which can be overwhelming.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders can be broadly classified into following categories:

Generalized anxiety Disorders:

GAD patients are concerned about everyday matters such as health, money, work, and family. On the other hand, their anxieties are excessive, and they have had them for at least six months.

Panic Disorders:

In this type, patients experience repeated panic attacks. Panic attacks are a symptom of panic disorder. These are brief, acute episodes of fear when there is no risk. The assaults start suddenly and last for several minutes or more.


People with phobias have an intense fear of something that is not hazardous. It could include spiders, flying, crowded areas, or social situations (social anxiety).

What are some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders can manifest themselves in a variety of ways. They all, however, have a combination of:

  • Thoughts or beliefs that are very difficult to handle. Which makes you feel agitated and anxious, and they obstruct your everyday life. They are persistent and can deteriorate over time.
  • A hammering or rapid heartbeat, inexplicable aches and pains, dizziness, and shortness of breath are all physical signs.
  • Frequent Changes in behavior, such as avoiding activities you used to enjoy previously.

What are the many types of anxiety therapies available?

  • Psychotherapy (via clinical psychologist) Available at
  • CBT is a type of psychotherapy frequently used to treat anxiety disorders. CBT teaches you how to think and behave in a variety of ways. It can assist you in altering your responses to the things that make you feel fearful or anxious. Exposure treatment may be a part of it. This focuses on confronting your anxieties so that you can do the things you've been avoiding.
  • Medicine: Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications are among the medications used to treat anxiety disorders. Certain medications may be more effective for certain types of anxiety disorders. To choose which medicine is best for you, you should follow up with your psychiatrist doctor.

How Therapy Works

  • Anxiety can be treated using several different therapy approaches. Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy are examples of these approaches. Individual and group therapy are used, depending on the severity of the disorder and the individual's comfort level.
  • However, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is still the most widely used and effective treatment for anxiety. Several research studies have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of CBT in treating anxiety in persons of all ages. CBT is a systematic therapeutic method that highlights the concept that how we think (cognition) and act (behavior) has an effect on how we feel. It shifts negative or unhelpful thought habits towards a more positive and problem-solving attitude by encouraging individuals to reason about everyday challenges.
  • CBT entails working with a competent therapist to identify and alter anxiety-inducing thought/behavioral patterns and is well-suited to being delivered online using video or audio technology.