Last Updated on February 12, 2024 by asifa
It is normal to feel anxious sometimes; it could be due to preparing for a job interview or moving to a new city. Sometimes people worry about things like money, health, and family problems, which is fine. However, Charlotte anxiety disorders involve more than short-lived worry or fear. For people with anxiety, the worry is excessive, persistent, and can worsen with time. The symptoms can get in everyday life, including school, work, and relationships. Fortunately, anxiety disorders can be treated, and patients can learn strategies to manage their symptoms. The following are the various types of anxiety disorders.
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Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by intense, persistent anxiety and exaggerated worry and tension even when there is little or nothing to provoke the feeling. This type of anxiety differs from occasional worry about things or stressful life events. Generalized anxiety disorder is usually challenging to control; the fear can continue for months or years. The classic symptoms of generalized types of anxiety disorders include:
- Restlessness or feeling on edge
- Difficulty controlling the feelings of worry
- Unexplained pains including headache, stomachache, and muscle aches
- Sleep problems include difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Problems concentrating
Social anxiety disorder
Social anxiety disorder or social phobia causes overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness daily in social situations. For people with social anxiety disorder, being in social places makes them embarrassed or afraid due to the fear of being watched or judged by others. The fear is usually so intense and seems beyond their control. For some, social anxiety gets in the way of going to work, school, or everyday activities. Social phobia or anxiety can be limited to specific situations, such as speaking in public and eating or drinking in front of others.
Below are common symptoms of social phobia or social anxiety disorder:
- Speaking with an overly soft voice
- Rigid posture
- Sweating and trembling
- Lack of eye contact when talking to unknown people
Panic disorder is characterized by unexpected and frequent episodes of intense fear, accompanied by physical symptoms including:
- Chest pain
- Racing or pounding heart
Such episodes are called panic attacks; they involve intense fear, discomfort, and a sense of impending doom, even without any clear danger or trigger. Anyone can develop a panic attack, but not everyone who experiences it will develop a panic disorder. If you have a panic disorder, you tend to worry about when you will encounter another panic attack. Consequently, you will actively try to prevent future attacks by avoiding places, situations, or behaviors associated with panic attacks. People with this disorder may experience panic attacks as frequently as several times a year or just as few times each year.
Phobia relates disorders
A phobia is an aversion to a particular object or situation which causes intense fear, often out of proportion to the actual danger. However, sometimes phobias can be realistic. People with phobias may take active steps to avoid the feared situation or object. They also worry excessively about encountering the feared object and experience immediate, intense anxiety upon encounter.
Are you always anxious? Visit your healthcare provider at Charlotte Ketamine Center for medical diagnosis and treatment to improve your quality of life.