What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are a form of mental illness that causes people to experience distressing and frequent bouts of fear and apprehension. Anxiety disorder is a diagnosis that encompasses one or more very different conditions. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you may feel varying degrees of stress and distress that can prevent you from enjoying a normal life. Constant fear, worry, and the feeling of being completely overwhelmed are common complaints and can amount to a crippling disability.

Types of Anxiety

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Anxiety disorder is a diagnosis that encompasses one or more very different conditions. Symptoms can range from moderate and occasional to severe and constantly present.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety
Panic Disorders
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Selective Mutism
Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces)

Symptoms of Anxiety

If you have anxiety disorder, you may feel uncomfortable or anxious much of the time, or your episodes may be brief and intense. These episodes may come on for no discernable reason. You may have feelings that are so distressing that you will go out of your way to avoid activities and routines that cause you to feel this way.

Symptoms of anxiety might include:

Inability to concentrate
Fidgeting, sometimes uncontrollable
Wild mood swings
Difficulty sleeping or staying asleep
Seeking constant reassurance
Obsessive list making
Constant procrastination

Individuals with other anxiety disorders might experience other symptoms such as avoidance, excessive reactions, irrational fear, or heart palpations.

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