This attack can also affect the physical health of a person, thus resulting in breathing problems, severe pain in chest, heart strokes, and fear of death as well as acute pain in the abdomen.
Agoraphobia , with or without panic disorder: This is basically a condition in which a person fails to avoid or escape from a panic attack. OCD or Obsessive 'Compulsive Disorder: This is an uncontrollable condition in which an individual suffers from constant unnecessary thoughts, commonly termed as obsessions and compulsions (or rituals). A typical instance of obsessions includes doubtful temperament, serious concerns regarding contamination and much more. The various instances of compulsions include counting, checking and the systematic organization of things.
PTSD or Post-Traumatic stress disorder: Post-traumatic disorder is usually the consequence of a horrible or a terrific experience that might have took place in one's life. Most often the victims of war, natural disaster or child abduction may experience this stress disorder. The general symptoms of PTSD include nightmares, rudeness in temperament, feelings of fear as well as frustrations.Phobias:
Such an anxiety disorder is usually categorized into two groups:
Social Phobia: It is also sometimes termed as social anxiety disorder, in which a person fears to deal with social situations. Not only this, but he may also feel conscious & embarrassed to deal with gatherings and also fails to lead a normal life.
Specific Phobia: In this type of anxiety disorder, a person is often beset with unreasonable fears that are quite impossible to control. The extreme stage of specific phobia is one when a person designates his fear as illogical one. The typical instances include terror of heights, open spaces as well as the fear of flying.
GAD: An acronym GAD stands for Generalized Anxiety disorder. The general symptoms include headache, loss of fatigue & nausea. The exaggerated worries related to daily routine activities & events disorder are the main reason behind this type of anxiety disorder.
Anxiety is a common experience for all people. Some handles it smoothly while others could be immersed into it, knowing that they are heading for a long, dark alley with no point of return.
There are approximately 40 million Americans who have various types of anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorder may manifest in such a way that the person feeling it could have sensations of free-floating anxiousness without knowing the reasons that have triggered it. It may also appear like an intense and sudden attack of numbing or painful anxiety. Also, it may manifest as a social inhibition or irrational compulsions to be obsessed on certain rituals. OR, it may manifest as an illogical fear of something which seems not to bother other people at all.
Regardless of the variety of anxiety disorders, they still have one thing in common- persistence of symptoms and excessive and overwhelming worry and fear. The occurrence of attacks and the degree of its effects can possibly immobilize, disrupt once social interaction and cause enough distress that the patient may find it hard to cope and function normally in social situations. Basic characteristics of anxiety disorder are as follows:
o All-consuming and overwhelming sense of fear and worry
o Anxiety which could lead to self-imposed withdrawal
o Anxiety which inhibits the person from doing his normal functionscure