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.
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: