Anxiety Disorder (causes, symptoms and treatments)
Anxiety is a strong feeling of tension or worry, and disorder is a mental confusion or illness. Whereas anxiety disorder; means a group of small mental disorders followed by fear. Some of the symptoms of anxiety disorder are the fast heartbeat, shakiness. There are few anxiety disorders which differ by the results in the symptoms that are caused.
Types of anxiety disorder:
- General anxiety disorder
General anxiety disorder is a common disorder in all most all people; it is a long-lasting disorder and not concentrated on any one particular incident and experience non- specific persistent fear and worry, and reacts overly with the daily routine matters. The general anxiety disorder is normally seen in older adults. The most common symptoms of normal anxiety disorder are restlessness, fatigue, concentration problems, muscle tension and sleep disturbance, heavy sweating from the hands, feet and tearful etc.
- Certain Phobias
Specific phobia is one of the most important anxiety disorders, which involves all cases in which both fear and anxiety are generated by a specific situation or incident. Around 12% of the population suffers from the specific phobia. Whenever they encounter the particular object or situation of fear then they typically suffer and face the terrifying consequence. The specific object or thing can be anything like an animal, location, water etc. the sufferers know the fear is not that much danger to the actual danger but still are overwhelmed by it.
- Panic disorder
A person having Panic disorder experience attacks of terror and often pointed by confusion, dizziness or difficulty breathing etc. panic disorder is defined as a fear or discomfort that arises suddenly and stays for minimum ten minutes and maximum of several hours, and these attacks are mainly caused due to the stress, fear.
Agoraphobia is strongly related to the panic disorder. Agoraphobia has occurred during the situations where help may be unavailable or difficult to escape from the place. This agoraphobia is often referred to avoidance behaviors. For example following a panic attack while going on a bike, someone suffering from this agoraphobia may develop anxiety over driving and from then onwards they avoid driving the bike. Sometimes this avoidance behavior may lead to serious problems.
- Social anxiety disorder
Social anxiety disorder means an intense fear and avoidance of public. This fear may be specific to a particular situation or more social interactions. The symptom of this disorder is sweating and finds difficulty in speaking.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic disorder is caused due to the stress that is caused by the extreme situation like natural disaster, rape, child abuse etc. the most common symptoms are flashbacks, anxiety, anger, and depression etc. and this post-traumatic disorder may stay for a long time and the sufferers may require counseling from the doctors otherwise they may go to extreme end like suicide.
There are some other anxiety disorders like separation anxiety disorder, situational anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and selective mutism.
Causes for the anxiety disorder:
- Alcohol consumption
- Taking caffeine
- Cannabis use
- Medical conditions
- Genetics etc.
- Regular exercising
- Try to use herbal remedies
- Eating fresh and healthy vegetables
- Walking, yoga, swimming helps to improve the mood
- Reduce stress