Anxiety and Anxiety Related Disorders

Everyone occasionally experiences anxiety in different levels.  If you are worried or stressed, the simplest treatment for this kind of anxiety is to ask yourself if there is anything you can do to deal with your worry or stress.  If there is then do it.  For example, practicing your presentation to make it better.  If there is nothing you can do about what you are worrying about in the future then it is best to let it go and focus on something else.  If you are worrying about an earthquake and you have taken all of the precautions to protect yourself, it does not help to continue to worry about it.

Symptoms include:

Restlessness, trembling, sweat, tenseness, rapid heartbeat, racing thoughts, irritability, trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, nausea, a sense of impending danger to name some of the symptoms.

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Anxiety can interfere with work, school, or relationships.

Below are some of the more prevalent forms of anxiety.

Anxiety is one of the most frequently mentioned symptoms in therapeutic settings and most therapists are skilled in knowing how to help people who are experiencing anxiety symptoms.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Persistent and excessive anxiety about activities or events, and may involve anxiety about ordinary events.  Frequently the worry is out of proportion to the actual event or circumstance.  With Generalized anxiety disorder it feels like it is difficult or impossible to control.

Panic Disorder

This is a type of anxiety that feels sudden and intense to the person experiencing it.  Panic disorder reaches a peak very quickly and involves rapid heartbeat, sweating, fear, trembling.  A person experiencing a panic attack may or may not know what has triggered it.  People who experience panic attacks frequently fear having another attack.


This type of anxiety involves fear when exposed to a specific object or situation and the intense desire to avoid the object or situation.  Phobia anxiety can lead to a panic attack.  With phobias the anxiety is out  of proportion to the actual object or situation.

Social Anxiety Disorder

This disorder involves high levels of anxiety in social situations.  The person may fear being judged or viewed negatively by others, fear of being embarrassed, overly self-conscious in social situations.   This disorder kind be related to previous embarrassing situations in a social context.

Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder

This type of anxiety may involve intense panic as a direct result of misusing drugs in some way.  It might involve using illicit drugs, taking medications, being exposed to a toxic substance or even withdrawal from drugs.

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For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.