Learning & Addressing Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorder is one of the few things experienced by many nowadays. The anxiousness implies the body’s way of preparing to a certain challenge or difficulty which may result in increased heartbeat. Moreover, anxiety happens when there’s too much emotion on our plate. We become anxious when happy and overwhelmed. Consequently, the heart pumps more blood and oxygen when we feel anxious.

However, anxiety can be a major problem when triggered for no apparent reason. Health psychiatrists and specialists consider this as an anxiety attack or disorder.

There are several symptoms associated with anxiety disorder. These symptoms may appear one at a time; but for worst cases, they transpire altogether.

Stress is the number one reason of anxiety. However, know that anxiety can exist even in the absence of stress. Other warning indicators involve sudden irritation, unrelaxed self, sleep disorder, extreme fear and worry and breathing problems. Anxiety may also trigger other health illnesses, such as nausea, chest pain, sweating and chills. Abnormal increase of heartbeat, trembling or shaking, dizziness and suicide thoughts also are said to be associated with anxiety disorder.

Psychotherapy's Help Against Anxiety Attack

Early diagnosis of anxiety disorder means higher chances of addressing the problem. Only someone who know psychotherapy can diagnose what type anxiety disorder you have. Generally speaking, here are the findings of six known types of anxiety disorder.

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is the most common and sometimes mistaken as typical anxiety attack. This chronic disorder allows you to suffer abnormal tension and worry that could to twitching, shaking, muscle tension and sudden irritation. This affects your capability to focus due to frequent headaches, light-headedness and breathlessness. GAD may result to depression, if left untreated.
  • Panic Disorder is the sudden feeling of terror by which the sick person feels they can’t breathe, like having a heart attack. It makes you lose control, dizzy, tingle, nauseous and suffer from chest pain. More often than not, this disorder happens during the early stage of adulthood. People with panic disorder are sometimes diagnosed with agoraphobia or the fear of being exposed to public places.
  • Phobia is a form of anxiety issues that tackles irrational fears of an individual. It happens just by thinking or facing the most feared object, animal or scenario.
  • Social Phobia or otherwise known as social anxiety disorder is the overwhelming feeling of self-consciousness especially when in public or special occasion. This entails fear of being judged, humiliated and embarrassed by others.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is when you have uncontrollable thoughts and behaviors on a certain situation. Common example is a person who has fear of germs. They are obsessed with washing their hands and feel temporary relief through handwashing.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an illness suffered after a terrifying event, like natural disaster, car accidents and physical abuse. Those who suffer from PTSD experience a series of episodes and flashbacks from the certain situation which may lead aggression, violence, nightmares, sleep disorder and depression.

It is very important to seek counsel or professional help, otherwise the condition becomes worse. There are many medical specialists who can provide professional help against anxiety disorder.