Many people experience some anxiety prior to an important event such as a business presentation, an exam or meeting new people. An Anxiety Disorder, however, is a mental health illness that interferes with daily life. Anxiety Disorder causes people to feel uneasy, fearful and distressed with and with and without life stressors present. Anxiety is persistent, excessive, overwhelming, seems uncontrollable and disabling. Psychotherapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is an effective form of treatment for Anxiety.
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Panic Disorder- An overwhelming feeling of terror that arises repeatedly and without warning. Many people know it as a Panic Attack.
Physical symptoms that may accompany a Panic Attack:
- Heart Palpitations
- Chest Pain
- Shortness of Breath,
- Stomach Ache
Social Anxiety Disorder- Excessive self-consciousness in everyday social or performance situations.
Common Fears associated with Social Anxiety:
- Fear of being nervous in front of others
- Fear of speaking in front of others
- Fear of not knowing what to say
- Fear of eating in public
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder- Repeated and intrusive unwanted thoughts or rituals that feel impossible to control.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Symptoms that are persistent in nature after one experiences a traumatic event such as abuse, rape, war, a natural disaster or an accident (i.e. car accident).
PTSD Symptoms include:
- Flashbacks of the traumatic event
- Feeling Irritable
- Feeling Angry
- Startling easily
Phobia- An extreme, irrational and disabling fear of something that typically poses little or no danger. Life is limited as one avoids situations or objects that they fear.
- Small Spaces
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – Exaggerated and chronic worry about everyday life events and activities.
Physical Symptoms of GAD:
- Muscle Tension
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