What's to Know About Anxiety Disorders?

Q:
What’s to know about anxiety disorders?

A:
People suffering from anxiety disorders feel strong and lasting fear and worry in daily life. These disorders can prevent patients from having a normal life.

The causes of anxiety are not understood fully. But it’s believed that trauma in one’s life can lead to anxiety in those who are vulnerable to such disease. Genes may play a role as well. Medical problems like diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disorders are linked to anxiety.

Here are some common symptoms:

  • Sweating
  • Nervousness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breath
  • Difficulty sleeping

Here are some types of anxiety disorders:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Panic disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Specific phobias

If you feel that your nervousness has affected your daily life, don’t hesitate to ask for medical help.

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.