Anxiety Disorder - Symptom, Types, Causes and Treatment

Summary about Anxiety Disorder

All of us become anxious at some point in our lives but for a person with an anxiety disorder, this situation becomes grave. Anyone with an anxiety disorder will have an intense worry, fear of things happening in daily life. Due to the extreme stress of every minor detail of the day these patients become unable to perform normally. This fear and worry can move up a notch within seconds and can take the form of a panic attack. Mostly the roots of anxiety disorder are found embedded deep in the childhood or teen years. With age, this disorder advances and the affected individual's life becomes a story of fear and worry.

Fortunately, there is a myriad of treatment options, strategies, and therapies available to combat this problem. All you need to do is consult a good psychologist. To find and consult the best and experienced psychologist in your city you can log on to 

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Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder

Sign and symptoms of anxiety are mentioned below:

  • Restlessness
  • Feeling tense and nervous
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Insomnia
  • Hyperventilation 
  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Avoiding things and situations that trigger worry
  • Extreme worry
  • GI issues

Causes of Anxiety Disorder

Certain life experience, some diseases, and medicines are counted as a cause of anxiety. However, the exact cause of this issue still remains masked. Broadly causes of anxiety could be:

  • Trauma
  • Unfortunate mishaps in life
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid irregularities
  • Respiratory problems
  • Drug abuse
  • Chronic pain
  • IBS
  • Genetics


Risk Factors of Anxiety Disorder

Trauma, mishaps in life, stress build-up, and having a certain specific type of personality are counted as risk factors for anxiety. In addition to these, family history of anxiety, alcoholism, drug abuse, and mental health disorders can also add to the odds of having an anxiety disorder. 

Preventive Measures for Anxiety Disorder

If you want to stay free of anxiety there is a lot you can do. First and foremost is to follow an active and healthy lifestyle. Remaining socially active is another way of avoiding anxiety. If at any time you feel excessively anxious, get help and have this sorted at your earliest. Avoid alcohol and drug abuse to stay anxiety-free throughout your life.

Types of Anxiety Disorder

Several types of anxiety disorder are:

  • Agoraphobia
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • Separation anxiety
  • Selective mutism
  • Panic disorder
  • Substance-induced anxiety
  • Anxiety due to medical conditions
  • Other specific phobias

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