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When a person is faced with a stressful situation, the body’s reaction is to become anxious. In some cases, that reaction is severe, causing individuals to become unable to move beyond the fear and anxiety they feel for long periods of time. Often, this is indicative of an anxiety disorder. There are a number of different types of anxiety disorders. The most common of these disorders includes general anxiety disorder, clinical anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, individual phobias, and agoraphobia.
More than 40 million adults over the age of 18 in the United States have an anxiety disorder. While the cause of anxiety disorders is unknown, most researchers and scientists believe that a combination of genetics and traumatic or triggering events is the most likely cause for the development of an anxiety disorder.
With more than 18 percent of the adult population in the nation suffering from an anxiety disorder, everyone is likely to know someone who has one of these conditions. Throughout history, politicians, writers, and artists have suffered from a variety of anxiety disorders. Many celebrities today have started to discuss their own experiences with these conditions, bringing exposure to the disorders and helping others to find ways to deal with the symptoms and causes. Here is a closer look at ten famous people with anxiety disorders and the impact that the disorders have had on their lives.
Abraham Lincoln is famously depicted as somber and serious in photographs and descriptions of him throughout history books and historical accounts. Lincoln endured many traumatic events throughout his life, marked by the repeated...
...the success of human developmental stages and his or her exposure to positive socialization. In this research the reader will find a brief description of what an anxietydisorder is and how the relationship between human development and socialization is affected by this psychological disorder.
AnxietyDisorderAnxietydisorder is a common disorder that affects any race, culture, gender, and age that has increase in the modern world. However, they are probably as old as mankind, since a panic attack is the way for the body to detect and prepare to "fight or flight” imminent danger (McNally, 1990). This disorder is very common in life, childhood, or adolescence throughout the experience of changes in the process of physiological, social, and emotional development. Interactions with people, situations, and lifespan in different ways can create or contribute to the development of anxietydisorders. There are different types of anxietydisorders that include panic, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, post-traumatic, specific phobias, and generalized anxietydisorders (McNally, 1990). These different disorders may be different but they share many of the same emotional and physical symptoms. The series of physical and cognitive...
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Social phobia (social anxietydisorder)
-During attacks of terror, flush or chill feeling, numb/tingly hands
-Nausea, chest pain,
-Sense of unreality, fear of impending doom, fear
of losing control
-Fear of one’s own unexplained physical symptoms
-Persistent, upsetting thoughts (obsessions)
-Using common rituals (compulsions) to control the anxiety these thoughts
-Preoccupied with order and symmetry
things out, or hoard unneeded items
-May startle easily, become emotionally numb
(especially in relation to people with whom they used to be close),
lose interest in things they used to enjoy, have trouble feeling
affectionate, be irritable, become more aggressive,
-Avoid situations that remind them of the original
-Intense, persistent, and chronic fear of being watched and
judged by others and of doing things that will embarrass them
-Blushing, profuse sweating,
trembling, nausea, and difficulty talking
-Feared object or situation
brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety
and are overly concerned about health issues, money, family prob
...Research Paper: AnxietyDisorders
AnxietyDisorders are characterized by many symptoms and often associated with depressive tendencies. Although the majority are produced in a person based off of their genetic material, other influences exist environmentally that can encourage or discourage the severity of the symptoms and prognosis it has on one’s overall well-being. Early diagnosis and a systematic combination of treatments can help reduce the tensions and encourage a more normal life than what was previously experienced by the person with the disorder.
Anxiety is a normal part of the human process that involves a reaction to adverse reaction due to a stressor. This becomes a disorder when the anxiety induced is “abnormally severe, unduly prolonged, occur in the absence of stress, and are associated with impairment of physical, social or occupational functioning” (Ajel, Baldwin, & Garner, 2008). AnxietyDisorders are more prevalent in society than most would expect. The most occurring ones are panic disorder, generalized anxietydisorder, social anxietydisorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. There are several sources that these...
Types of AnxietyDisorders and its Symptoms
Keanne Louise S. Ariola
English 1, RTA
October 11, 2013
Types of AnxietyDisorders and its Symptoms
People get anxious in their everyday life just by worrying what to eat, how to earn
money, how to finish a work before its deadline, how to pass their job interview, etc.
Anxiety is among the second most common psychiatric disorders among children,
adolescents and adults. Anxietydisorders are characterized by distorted beliefs about the
dangerousness of certain situations and/or internal stimuli. (Clark, 1999)
Anxietydisorders can have a significant effect on a person's mood, self-esteem, and
quality of life. Many people with mild anxiety can still work, study, and have healthy
relationships, but this is harder for people with moderate or severe anxiety. Anxiety may
restrict what people do and when they do it. Many people become worried that they can’t
control their anxiety, and may become worried that they will become lonely, or
According to eCentreClinic.org, there are five types of anxietydisorders which are
the Generalized Anxiety...
...Discuss issues of reliability and validity associated with the classification and diagnosis of phobic disorders (24 marks)
The biological explanation for the acquisition of phobic disorders establishes that phobias are caused by genetics, innate influences and the principles of biochemistry. This theory recognizes that an oversensitive fear response may be inherited, causing abnormal levels of anxiety. This is illustrated in the basis of inheritance, particularly the adrenergic theory that convicts that those who have an acquisition to phobic disorders consequently show high levels of arousal in the automatic nervous system, which leads to increased amounts of adrenaline, thus causing high levels of anxiety.
However this theory lacks evidence of cause and effect, causing it to be difficult to determine whether the levels of arousal lead to the anxiety or whether it is actually the developed anxiety, which leads to this arousal. This issue was present in Lader and St Matthews study which found that individuals who develop social phobia or panic disorders with agoraphobia have high levels of arousal. This causes a lack of validity to become apparent as there is an unawareness of what is being measured, as there is not a clear distinction between what aroused first, the reaction in the brain or the phobic disorder as it is not convicted whether the...
...What is anxiety? We have all felt anxiety—the nervousness before a date, test, competition, presentation—but what exactly is it? Anxiety is our body's way of preparing to face a challenge. Our heart pumps more blood and oxygen so we are ready for action. We are alert and perform physical and emotional tasks more efficiently.
It is normal to feel anxious when our safety, health, or happiness is threatened; however, sometimes anxiety can become overwhelming and disruptive and may even occur for no identifiable reason. Excessive, lasting bouts of worry may reflect an anxietydisorder.
Symptoms of anxietydisorders: Anyone may experience these symptoms during stressful times. However, individuals with anxietydisorders may experience them in absence of stress, with more severe symptoms and with several symptoms appearing together.
* Inability to relax
* Unrealistic or excessive worry
* Difficulty falling asleep
* Rapid pulse or pounding, skipping, racing heart
* Nausea, chest pain or pressure
* Feeling a "lump in the throat"
* Dry mouth
* Irregular breathing
* Feelings of dread, apprehension or losing control
* Trembling or shaking, sweating or chills
* Fainting or dizziness, feelings of detachment
* Thoughts of death
Types of AnxietyDisorders:...
...Anxiety in a social situation and how people avoid them is very common in today’s society. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. There are a wide variety of anxietydisorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Anxiety can also stem from a negative morning experience to even more extreme situations, such as an upcoming court date determining ones fate in prison. Whatever the case maybe, people suffer from anxiety daily leading to feelings of alienation, fear, and isolation having great difficulty controlling the anxiety. This is where a wise therapist and/or a medical professional can help change these behaviors and/or the anxietydisorder while creating positive change for the client. BASIC I.D. is a multimodal therapy conceptual framework where human behavior is understood through the assessment of seven areas (behavior, affective responses, sensations, images, cognitions, interpersonal relationships, and drugs/biological functions). There is valuable information that a counselor can learn about their client while assessing them and using this approach. Some examples questions to ask the client during the assessment are:
B- What would you like to start doing/stop doing?
A- What makes you angry,...
...What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the most fundamental emotions shared by all species of animals. When confronted with danger, the fight or flight response of the sympathetic nervous system is triggered so that we are prepared to react and protect ourselves. Without anxiety and its physiological manifestations, such as hypersensitivity to environment and enhanced blood supply to leg muscles, the likelihood of harm or disaster in threatening situations would undoubtedly dramatically increase. A moderate amount of anxiety also has the result of prompting individuals to prepare for certain events, such as exams and presentations, that clearly benefit from this action.
Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxietydisorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person's ability to lead a normal life.
An anxietydisorder is a serious mental illness. For people with anxietydisorders, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be crippling.
Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. It is...