Kinds Of Anxiety Disorder


Anxiety disorders need to be understood well before one sets out to cure them. Medications are of some help but should not be depended upon, as they bring a number of side effects with them. There are psychological remedies available that can really be of invaluable help.

Human beings tend to react differently to different situations. Some show exceptional courage in difficult circumstances, others bow out. That’s the beauty of human diversity. However, there still are certain situations where we tend to feel the same way though the intensity differs to a very large extent.

For instance, we all are a little jittery about public speaking. When we are called upon to address a large gathering we all tend to feel bothered about how such a large mass of people react to our words. Would they like or hate it? Would all that is meant to be spoken be said or would something be left out?

These are some of our natural fears associated with a particular situation. However, when these fears get abnormally pronounced, it is considered to be a disorder of one kind or the other. Anxiety disorder is one of them.

It is a disorder wherein a person feels way too tensed in a slightly stressful situation. In other words, the fellow overreacts to his or her circumstances. The reaction is so intense that there are physical manifestations of them. The condition can be disabling because due to anxiety attacks one starts feeling scared and gets depressed. There are several kinds of anxiety disorder and may strike one suddenly or build up for years and explode all of a sudden.

One of the anxiety disorders is panic attack. A panic attack is a condition when one gets panicky in a stressful situation. The affected person tends to perspire profusely, breathe heavily and may also experience tightening of chest.

Social phobia is another form of anxiety disorder. In this kind of disorder, a person is scared of social interaction and tends to avoid interacting with people. This may lead to seclusion and consequently cause depression. Then, there are phobias with respect to otherwise harmless things.

Obsessive compulsive disorder, too, is a kind of anxiety disorder and makes a person do things that he feels compelled to do without any cause. Like a person might start switching the lights on and off for five time before leaving them switched on, or on might get into a habit of washing one’s hands too often.

Anxiety disorders need to be understood well before one sets out to cure them. Medications are of some help but should not be depended upon, as they bring a number of side effects with them. There are psychological remedies available that can really be of invaluable help. If you feel you are suffering from any of the anxiety disorders, do seek the help of an expert before it gets more serious.