What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety can be easily provoked merely by stress and unsightly happenings; however, some people encounter elevated levels of anxiety on a consistent basis. If anxious thoughts and feelings tend to be overtaking someone’s daily living, it can be tough for them to overcome the day or perhaps even rest during the night.
Anxiety conditions are frequently the culmination of human brain chemistry imbalances, environmental variables, experiencing alcohol or drug problems, or maybe a mixture of several triggers. Attempting to function in a particularly over-excited state can take its own toll and add stress to relationships in addition to jeopardizing your desired energy levels and overall health.
Different Types of Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety tends to vary between each individual case, but there are a few basic types of anxiety disorders most cases can be identified as:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):
Characterized by consistent worry, anxiety, and tension, even if there is nothing to bring it on.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD):
Characterized by recurrent intrusive thoughts (known as obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (known as compulsions). These compulsions, sometimes called rituals, are performed in an attempt to prevent these obsessive thoughts or make them subside. The compulsions typically only offer temporary relief, however, and can further contribute to anxiety.
Characterized by repeated episodes of intense fear that bring on physical symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, or abdominal distress.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
Brought on after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event.
Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia):
Characterized by intense anxiety and self-consciousness in everyday social situations. It may be limited to only public speaking, but some people may experience symptoms whenever they are around other people.
Characterized by avoidance of places or situations that trigger feelings of anxiety or panic.
People with high stress or childhood trauma may be more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, as well as people with a family history of anxiety or other mental health disorders. Anxiety disorders can bring a higher risk of developing depression or heart disease, and some may turn to substance abuse to try to alleviate the symptoms of their disorder.
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