What are anxiety disorders?

We all have felt anxious to some extent in our lives, this form of anxiety is unpleasant but it could be good to help you execute the task you have in front of you. In an anxiety disorder, this feeling of fear is constant following us, it is usually intense and exhausting. This type of anxiety might lead you to stop doing what gives you joy because you are constantly worrying about something. Anxiety disorders are the most frequent emotional disorder and can be detected at any age.

What are the types of anxiety disorders?

Panic disorders: Experiencing continual panic attacks on unpredictable occasions, is common to live in fear of when the next panic attack with be triggered.

Phobia: Exaggerated fear of specific objects, situations or activities.

Social anxiety disorder: Fear of being judged by other individuals in social settings.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Continual thoughts that often leads to performing repeated behaviours.

Illness anxiety disorder: Excessive fear of about your own health (hypochondria)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Anxiety triggered by a traumatic event from the past.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

  • Tachycardia
  • Rapid breathing
  • Restlessness
  • Concentration disabilities
  • Difficulty falling asleep

Holland, K. (2020, 9 3). Everything You Need to Know About Anxiety . Retrieved from Healthline:

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