Anxiety is a normal response of your body to anything new, such as going to school or a job interview for the first time. It’s a feeling of fear about what’s to come. Once your brain gets familiar with the things or new environment, feelings of anxiety disappear.
The problem starts when your anxiety reaches an extreme level, stays for a more extended time(more than six months), and interrupts your life routine, which means you may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are prevalent now. About 30% of adults face anxiety issues once in their lives. A survey by the American psychiatric association concluded that women are more likely to be affected by anxiety disorders than men.
Types of Anxiety disorders:
There are certain types of anxiety disorders, such as,
- Generalized anxiety disorder:
GAD is marked by feelings of intensive and illogical worries about everyday life events for no apparent reason.
- Panic disorders:
Feelings of sudden and intense fear bring panic attacks.
- Social anxiety disorders:
Fear of being judged by others in society
- Specific phobias:
Fear of particular objects, places, situations, or activities. For example, height, crowded places, etc.
- Illness anxiety disorder:
Fear of being ill (hypochondria)
- Separation disorder:
It is defined as the fear of being separated from your loved ones.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder:
It happens when you face any traumatic event.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders:
In such conditions, irrational thoughts evoked in your mind lead you to do specific, repeated behaviors.
Symptoms of Anxiety disorders:
There are some common symptoms of anxiety disorders, including,
- Sleeping problems
- Unable to focus or concentrate on anything.
- Hard to breathe (short breathes, quick and fast breathing than usual)
- Unable to remain calm
- Sweaty, numb hands or feet
- Overthink about a problem and unable to stop (rumination)
- Always feel dizziness
- Dry mouth and stretched muscles, etc.
Causes of Anxiety disorders:
The causes of anxiety disorders are not well-understood yet. There can be several factors that result in anxiety. It can be hereditary and may involve environmental elements and brain malfunction.
Treatment of Anxiety disorders:
It is not a problem that doesn’t have any solution. Anxiety disorders are also treatable. We have specific effective treatments to treat anxiety disorders. Along With medications such as sedatives and antidepressants, our generous psychiatrists also give verbal therapies to patients. Medicine is not necessary in all cases. Therapy sessions with your psychiatrists can make you aware of tools by which you can control and ultimately root out your anxiety completely.