Many people experience anxiety symptoms of more than one kind, or they experience depression also. It is crucial to seek health support early when you feel anxiety symptoms. They don’t go on their own, and if left untreated, they may take over with you always.

There is a different kind of anxiety disorders; six of them are: 

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Some of the people feel worried and anxious when they faced any stressful situations like giving/taking an exam, speaking with a stranger, playing competitive sport or going for an interview, etc. 

The people with GAD feel anxious even with minor things such as household chores or being late for an appointment. They become focused on anxiety and leads uncontrollable worries, and they might also feel that something terrible is going to happen.

What causes Generalized anxiety disorder?

There is a combination of factors that are involved in developing GAD.

  • Family history
  • Biological factors
  • Psychological factors
  • Stressful life events

Social Anxiety

It is normal to feel nervous in social situations where we come in contact with others, whether they are unknown or known. Attending any social event causes nervousness and anxiety, both can build up during the event.

In many people, social anxiety disorder leads to intense anxiety. The people with social anxiety have a fear of being judged, laughed, criticized, feel humiliated in most of the ordinary situations. Social phobias can lead up to in:

  • In making any performance situations or getting watched while doing something.
  • Social interactions
  • Temperament
  • Family history

Specific Phobias

People who have a specific phobia or anxiety disorder are usually fully informed that their fears are unreasonable or irrational, but their anxious reaction is automatic. These specific phobias often connected with panic attacks, through which a person feels overwhelming bodily sensations that include chest pain, pounding heart, choking, nausea, faintness, dizziness, cold flushes, and perspiration.

Causes of Specific Phobias include:

  • Mental health condition
  • Family history
  • Temperament (This situation is common in anxiety).

Panic Disorder

While having a panic attack, a person gets suddenly overwhelmed by the physical sensations, and the condition reaches a peak within seconds. In these conditions, a person feel exhausted or breathless. It occurs several times a day or week. Panic can also happen when a person is sleeping or get in a condition that is unexpected such as the death of a close one. Many people suffer from panic attacks once or twice in life, and it is common among us; it is not a panic disorder. 

Causes of panic attacks include:

  • Negative experiences
  • family history
  • Biological factors

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

The thought becomes obsessive and recurring that influences unhealthy patterns of behavior that cause difficulties in daily tasks. Someone with an anxiety disorder can be called obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), acts distress, or neutralized the thoughts. People are having OCD feel intense remorse and delay in treatment, which also tends to social disability. The OCD person can develop it by environmental, genetic factors, and learned behaviors.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The PSTD can occur after experiencing an unforgetful traumatic situation or event such as disaster, accident, physical or sexual assault, torture, or war. It is a particular set of reactions that developed in people. It this condition, a person feels intense fear, horror, or helplessness. 

It is usual for PTSD sufferers to experience other mental problems. The additional problems can occur while PTSD includes anxiety, depression, drug, or alcohol abuse.

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