Know all about Anxiety Disorders

By healthmultiplex, April 6, 2015

Anxiety disorders are becoming all the more common every day. The problem is that for some people, it can occur anytime, anywhere – they are caught unawares because they never know when an incident or occurrence might trigger an anxiety attack. If neglected, they can manifest in the form of serious mental illnesses, which is why such disorders should be treated when they are minor.

What are its symptoms?

 Anxiety disorder symptoms can be categorized as the following:

  • Insomnia.
  • Dizziness and nausea.
  • Shortness of breath and palpitations.
  • Breaking into a cold sweat anytime.
  • Unwarranted feelings of fear and panic.
  • Dry mouth and muscle tension.
  • Not being able to sit still and numbness or tingling sensations in hands or feet.

 Some common types of anxiety disorders

  • Panic – Feelings of terror and fear can occur all of a sudden, and continue for several minutes. During this time the person might sweat, feel pain in the chest or a choking sensation, experience fluctuating heartbeats, etc.
  • Phobias – These are usually specific. For instance, a person might experience an anxiety attack due to his phobia of heights or flying. The main issue is that phobias of common everyday situations can hamper the ability to lead a normal life.
  • General – Unrealistic emotions of worry and tension without cause.
  • Social – Whenever the person has to socialize, he feels overwhelmed and nervous about people approaching or judging him. Getting tongue-tied and fumbling while someone is speaking is a common symptom.

 Are there any causes?

Unfortunately, there is no virus, infection, or specific reason that can be pinpointed as the exact cause of anxiety disorders. They are triggered by a series of events or factors such as changes in the brain and environmental tension. If you have faced stress for a very long time, it can impact the way your brain operates when it comes to nerve cells that transmit signals. Some studies have shown that such disorders might be partly inherited from one or both parents, but usually they happen due to some kind of trauma.

What is the treatment?

Medical science has advanced in leaps and bounds, so using different methods it is possible to treat anxiety disorders. Frequently used techniques are psychotherapy, meditation, cognitive behavior monitoring (identifying and modifying troublesome behavior and though patterns), relaxation routines, and changes in lifestyle & diet.

Anxiety disorders don’t mean the end of the world – all they require, is to be addressed professionally without delay.

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