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Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave and can cause physical symptoms. Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

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what is anxiety disorder
What is Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave and can cause physical symptoms.Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

12 signs you may have an anxiety disorder
12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

Excessive worry

Sleep problems

Irrational fears

Muscle tension

Chronic indigestion

Stage fright

Self-consciousness

Panic

Flashbacks

Perfectionism

Compulsive behaviors

Self-doubt

types of anxiety disorder
Types of Anxiety Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
    • This is a chronic disorder involving excessive, long-lasting anxiety and worries about nonspecific life events
  • Panic Disorder
    • Brief or sudden attacks of intense terror and apprehension characterize panic disorder
  • Phobia
    • This is an irrational fear and avoidance of an object or situation
  • Social Anxiety Disorder:
    • This is a fear of being negatively judged by others in social situations or a fear of public embarrassment.
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Types of Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • This is an anxiety disorder characterized by thoughts or actions that are repetitive, distressing, and intrusive.
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
    • This is anxiety that results from previous trauma such as military combat, sexual assault, a hostage situation, or a serious accident
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
    • This is characterized by high levels of anxiety when separated from a person or place that provides feelings of security or safety
causes of anxiety
Causes of Anxiety
  • Environmental Factors
    • Stress From A Personal Relationship
    • Job
    • School
    • Finances
    • Traumatic Event
    • Even A Shortage Of Oxygen In High-altitude Areas
  • Genetics
  • Medical Factors
    • The Side Effects Of Medicine
    • Symptoms Of A Condition
    • Stress From A Serious Underlying Medical Condition
  • Brain Chemistry
  • Use Of Or Withdrawal From An Illicit Substance
treatment of anxiety disorder
Treatment of Anxiety Disorder

In some cases, anxiety can be treated at home without a doctor's supervision. However, this may be limited to shorter periods of anxiety and more obvious causes.

say good by self treatment of anxiety disorder
Say Good By/Self-Treatment of Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
    • Learning to manage stress can help limit potential triggers. Keep an eye on pressures and deadlines.
  • Relaxation Techniques
    • Simple activities can be used to relax mental and physical signs of anxiety
  • Exercises To Replace Negative Thoughts With Positive Ones
    • Make a list of the negative thoughts you experience, and write down a list of positive, believable thoughts to replace them. 
  • Support Network
    • Talk with a person who is supportive, such as a family member or friend
  • Exercise
    • Physical exertion can improve self-image and release chemicals in the brain that trigger positive feelings
say good by treatment of anxiety disorder
Say Good by/Treatment of Anxiety Disorder
  • Counseling
    • A standard way of treating anxiety is psychological counseling. This can include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, or a combination of therapies.
  • Medications
    • In cases where anxiety has a physical cause, such as an imbalance in brain chemistry or high blood pressure, drugs will be prescribed to treat the underlying condition.beta-blockers & buspirone are also useful in this case.
  • Prevention
    • Reduce caffeine, tea, cola, and chocolate consumption.
    • Maintain a healthy diet
    • Keep a regular sleep pattern
    • Avoid alcohol, cannabis, and other recreational drugs
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