Different kinds of anxiety disorders
Different kinds of anxiety disorders Details
Patients have recurring and unexpected panic attacks. They constantly worry about the next attack and whether these attacks mean they’re going to die or go mad.
Patients are anxious about being in situations that may be hard or embarrassing to escape. They worry that help may not be easily available if they panic. This anxiety usually causes them to avoid situations like crowded places or traveling alone.
Are you anxious about being judged by others if you do something humiliating or show obvious signs of anxiety? People with this phobia usually avoid social gatherings or eating, speaking or writing in front of others.
Patients have a persistent, irrational fear of a particular object or situation, and will go out of their way to avoid it. This can include claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces) or fear of an animal or heights.
Generalized anxiety disorder
This is the most common type of anxiety disorder. Patients worry excessively and constantly about a number of areas in their lives including their family, job or finances.
Sufferers experience unpleasant and intrusive thoughts that are hard to control. They may obsess about contaminating or harming themselves or their family. This often leads to uncontrollable, compulsive rituals like cleaning, checking and counting.