July 9, 2020

| Article By imran hossain |

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a state of physiological and psychological arousal when a person faces a stressful situation.

What is an Anxiety Disorder?

Sometimes the feeling of anxiety becomes prolonged. At times it is in excess when compared to the intensity of stressor (situation / thing which causes stress). Or, it causes disturbance in everyday functioning, or a deterioration in performance. This condition is known as an Anxiety Disorder.

What are the types of Anxiety Disorder?

Specific Phobia –

Excessive fear of specific things/ objects/ situations like spider, injection, height.

Social Phobia –

Excessive fear of social situations, or having to perform in public.

Panic Disorder with or without Agoraphobia –

Recurrently experiencing a panic attack . Panick Attack symptoms include heart beating fast, breathing difficulty, feeling dizzy, feeling like the person is going to die or have a heart attack. Along with this there is a constant worry about when the next attack might come. There might be or might not be a fear of open spaces or places from which escape is not possible.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) –

Constant apprehension about something bad that might happen.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) –

At times when a person is exposed to trauma Anxiety disorder develops. The person might experience acute anxiety episodes whenever a trigger reminds him/her of the trauma. This might involve flashbacks, re-experiencing of traumatic event etc.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) –

Intrusive obsessive thoughts / images / feelings come to mind which cause significant levels of distress. Many times the person engages in mental or physical acts which brings a temporary relief. But again after a while the obsessive thought returns.

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