Anxiety Disorder is a condition of excessive worrying that does not go away and can interfere with daily activities.
Anxiety Disorder is a condition of excessive worrying that does not go away and can interfere with daily activities. There are several types of anxiety disorders including:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, GAD, is when an individual experiences anxiety regularly for several months. The prolonged and excessive anxiety causes problems in daily life including school/work, and family. Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep problems
Panic disorder is when an individual experiences repeated episodes of panic attacks. Symptoms of panic disorder include:
- Increased heartrate
- Shortness of breath
A phobia is a fear of a specific situation or object. The fear is often disproportionate to the actual danger. A few examples of phobias include heights, leaving the home, spiders, and snakes. Common symptoms of phobias include:
- Intense anxiety
Other phobias include social phobias and separation anxiety where social phobia is a fear of meeting new people or being in public in general. Separation anxiety is when an individual has a deep fear of being separated from others they are attached to.
Anxiety disorder can be treated. A licensed clinician will determine the best treatment options for you. Treatments for anxiety disorder include:
- Medication Management: A licensed clinician can prescribe medication to manage the symptoms of anxiety disorder.
- Therapy: Therapy and counseling can help treat anxiety disorder. There are several types of therapy and a licensed clinician will identify which are the most effective for you.