Anxiety Disorder | What You Should Know
There a wide variety of different anxiety disorders that can affect you on a daily basis. Some anxiety disorders are hardly noticeable and you may live a full and fulfilling life never noticing the anxiety disorder. However unfortunately for you or your loved one there are anxiety disorders that are life crippling. These anxiety disorders leave you or your loved one feeling exhausted or unable to cope with the emotions faced every day.
One way to help you or your loved one to begin overcoming anxiety is to have a basic understanding of some of the most common anxiety disorders. Although you should seek professional medical help before beginning a treatment for anxiety disorder it may be possible for you to recognize the factors that are contributing to your anxiety disorder. Overcoming anxiety is not impossible, and people suffering just like you or your loved one have been able to overcome anxiety.
What Are the Types of Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety Attacks : an anxiety attack may strike at any time without warning, leaving you with a feeling of terror. Additional symptoms may include chest pain, sweating, a choking feeling (making you feel like you are having a heart attack), irregular heartbeats or a feeling of “going crazy.”
Obsessive-compulsive disorder : people who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder are constantly performing rituals or routines due to consistent thoughts or fears. These constant thoughts make up the obsession, while the rituals are the compulsions. Probably the most well-known obsessive-compulsive disorder is the fear of germs, in which the sufferer is constantly washing their hands.
Post-traumatic stress disorder : this condition usually presents itself after an event that is traumatic or terrifying. This could be a physical or sexual assault, natural disaster or an unexpected death. People suffering from post-traumatic stress will have frightening memories and thoughts and are most likely emotionally numb.
Social Anxiety Disorder : people suffer from social anxiety often have a fear or are self-conscious about daily social situations. They fear being judged or acting in a way that may be embarrassing or being ridiculed by others.
Generalized anxiety disorder : as the name implies, this is a general fear or worry or possibly tension for little to no reason at all and may be brought on by the smallest outside influence.
What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?
Here are some anxiety disorder symptoms, note that they will vary but general symptoms include:
Feelings fear, and uneasiness
Constant thoughts and/or flashbacks of traumatic experiences
Repeated behaviors, like hand washing
Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
Shortness of breath
Unable to remain calm , or be still
Numbness or tingling of the arms of legs
Are You Suffering from These Symptoms?
If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from any of these symptoms it is advisable to seek medical advice. However there are some natural cures, as well as some online programs and books designed to help individuals who are suffering from anxiety disorder.
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