Anxiety Disorders

We all have experienced worry during times of stress, edgy before a party, or feeling nervous before an interview at a new job. Children often fear being away from their parents at a young age, which typically subsides after a while. Anxiety disorders differ from these normal feelings of worry or fear. People that suffer from anxiety disorder have feelings of extreme worry or fear that impairs their everyday life and goes far past what is considered normal.

There is a myriad of anxiety disorders that one can be diagnosed with. Anxiety disorders differ in the types of objects or settings that cause intense fear or anxiety. Where normal times of stress and worry may be brief, symptoms for clinically diagnosed anxiety disorders can last for months. People might limit their job choices, daily routines, and social life to avoid these fearful feelings that cause their anxiety.

All anxiety disorders share symptoms of extreme fear and/or stress. The symptoms may be strongly felt even if real threat or danger is not apparent. And, at times there may not be any true danger present at all. States and types of anxiety overlap, but they also differ. Types of diagnosable anxiety are.

  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Specific Phobia
  • Agoraphobia

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