There are many different types of anxiety disorders which can vary from obsessive compulsive disorder, Post traumatic-stress disorder and the many different types of phobias. Even though there are many different types of anxiety disorders they all are mostly built off the same emotion of anxiety or excessive nervousness. Although we all may feel nervous when put into an uncomfortable position and get nervous or anxious, those with the disorder go through a completely different set of emotions. Just to touch basis in depth on a few different disorders, here are a few types of anxiety disorders along with what they are and how it affects the person. * Generalized anxiety disorder: this anxiety affects the person by making him/her worry about life in general, with no real reason to be worried. People with this type of anxiety disorder tend to always expect disaster and can’t help but to worry about family, money, work and or school. Symptoms:
* Easily startled
* Difficulty concentrating
Medication is known to help people who tend to have a lot of difficulty coping with everyday life. It’s known that most that are medicated for generalized anxiety disorder starts off on a low dosage and then works to be taken completely off. Another form of treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy. Which is the person learns about what types things sparks or triggers the effects of their anxiety. This type of therapy is known to help patients not worry so much. * Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) : This type of anxiety disorder is known to follow someone after they have experienced a traumatic event (sexual assault, unexpected death of loved one, past war experience) People who have this disorder tend to have thoughts or memories of the traumatic event. It is also well known that people with this disorder tend to become “emotionally numb”...
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 anxiety...
AnxietyDisorder Research Paper
Intro to Psychology
November 1, 2012
Anxiety is an emotional state like feeling anxious or nervous. Anxiety can be phased or permanent. There are seven main different types of anxiety. The symptoms and diagnosis differ and should be know the difference and the many differenttypes of treatment. There is also the scientific side in which Sigmund Freud approached anxiety with two different theories.
In the Freudian Approach, Sigmund Freud said “understanding anxiety would be bound to throw a flood of light on our whole moral existence”. He has two theories of anxiety. In the first theory he believed a mental energy or “sex drive” called libido built up until discharged by an activity that brings you pleasure. When the energy cannot be discharged it is unattainable. The unreleased energy is anxiety. The anxiety may attach to an unrealistic object causing a phobia. This theory was demonstrated in an experiment called “Little Hans.” At the age of five, he had a phobia of horses; Freud believed that the boy attached the phobia to horses when he really had a sexual desire towards his mother and wanted his father dead. The desire for his mother and dislike of his father were impulses that were...
Aug. 6, 2012
Jose J. Juarez
A psychological disorder, also referred to as a mental disorder, is an ongoing behavioral pattern, thoughts, feelings or actions that are deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional. It impacts multiple life areas which create hardships for the person experiencing these symptoms that can seriously affect your day-to-day function in life and interfere with your ability to interact in society (Unknown, Psychological Disorders-Symptoms, Causes, Treatments). While the causes of psychological disorders are unknown, and some are varied, assessments and evaluations are done by psychiatrists and therapists. Afterwards, treatments are often done depending on the cause. Treatments usually involve psychotherapy to work on behaviors, skill development, and thought process. For some patients that have severe problems, such as substance abuse or serious complications, are hospitalized. To acquire a diagnosis, clinicians use the DMV-IV-TR guidelines and answer a serious of questions about observation behaviors, such as: “Is the person afraid to leave home?” (Myers). Common known disorders are anxietydisorder, panic disorder, general anxietydisorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, also...
An anxietydisorder does not develop over night; it develops slowly and could get worse if not treated by a physician when symptoms first occur. Feeling anxious is normal. People may feel anxious anxiety could worsen. An exam- during finals week, an individual anxiety level is high because more stress is increase. Doing activities that alleviates stress helps an individual’s anxiety decrease- going to the pool or going out to eat with friends- getting away from the “toxic” environment can help the individual let loose and worry less.
Some may confuse normal daily stress with anxietydisorders because symptoms can be similar. Symptoms such as constantly stressing about everyday activities, short breath, or even feeling tired. These symptoms can occur due to the environment that you’re in or even previously diagnosed symptoms. One can have short breath and feeling tired due to having low iron or having insomnia. That is why going to a health care professional, psychiatrist, can help diagnose you with the proper diagnosis. A psychiatrist will look for symptoms-“know that they worry too much more than they should, have headaches, muscle aches, stomach aches, or unexplained pains, and have a hard time concentrating” (The National Institute of Mental Health, 2013).
Anxiety is related to depression....
There are manytypes of anxietydisorders that include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxietydisorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxietydisorder.
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.
What Are the Types of AnxietyDisorders?
There are several recognized types of anxietydisorders, including:
* Panic disorder: People with this condition have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. Other symptoms of a panic attack include sweating, chest pain, palpitations (irregular heartbeats), and a feeling of choking, which may make the...
* General term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying.
* Considered to be a normal reaction to a stressor.
* a blanket term covering several different forms of a type of common psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive rumination, worrying, uneasiness, apprehension and fear about future uncertainties either based on real or imagined events, which may affect both physical and psychological health
The Common Anxiety Symptoms
* Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety
* Feelings of dread without valid cause.
* Concentration problems
* Inner tension and nervousness.
* Absentmindedness and mind blanks.
* Intense/sudden feelings of panic or doom.
* Fear of losing control or going crazy.
* Feelings of detachment and unreality.
* Catastrophic thinking.
* Irritability or edginess.
...Types of AnxietyDisorders
A patient who is diagnosed with an anxietydisorder feels like the world is closing in on them, and feels a need to escape. Psychologists have determined that this is possessing a fear of the unknown or something that we cannot control. There are several types of anxietydisorders that are: panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Social anxietydisorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxietydisorder (WebMD, 2011). Patients who are diagnosed with panic disorder frequently have the feeling of dread that attack suddenly and with no warning. There are various symptoms related to a panic attack include sweating, chest pains, palpitations, a feeling of choking, which may make a person feel like he or she are crazy (WebMD, 2011 ). Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients are beset by constant thoughts or fears that cause them to perform certain rituals or routines. The troubling thoughts are known as obsessive, and the rituals are compulsions. An example of this is a person with an unreasonable dread of germs who repetitively washes his or her hands (WebMD, 2011). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) results from a severe and...
Spectrum of symtpoms:
GAD: excessive anxiety occurring more days than not for >6mo with 3+ of (felling on edge, fatigue, irritability, muscle tension, difficulty concentrating, sleep problems). Symptoms have significant overlap with depression. F:M = 2:1; highly comorbid with MDD (62); patients complaining of anxiety may have depression or comorbid depression.
8% (40% are exposed to trauma)
Comordbid with substance use and somatization d/o’s
Specific phobia: excessive persistent fear of a specific object or situation with avoidance and interference with functioning.
In social phobia, “scrutiny by others” and the discovery of anxiety by others is most feared (more than fear of appearing incompetent, weak, etc). Social phobia has younger average age of onset – mid-teens. Social phobia is a primary specific phobia, must be distinguished from secondary social anxiety which may be a consequence of panic disorder.
Beta-blockers is a good choice for performance anxiety. Pindolol is the only beta-blocker with serotonergic activity, less likely to contribute to depression.
Panic disorder: >=4 of symptoms, most of which are somatic; high...