Most Common Types of Anxiety Disorder


Anxiety comes in different forms and there’s a list of them below. You should note the ones which you experience before going to check with a doctor in order to help diagnose which form of anxiety you may be suffering from.

Panic Disorder

This refers to unpredictable anxiety attacks followed by manifestations of a physiological nature. Persons suffering from such a disorder usually get medical checkups symptoms that are related to heart attacks and other conditions before given a diagnosis for panic disorder. A panic attack may last for minutes and even hours. The person affected usually lives with the fear of getting another attack and might be hesitant to being alone of far away from medical help. A panic attack may happen at any time, even while sleeping and generally lasts for about ten minutes and may last longer in some instances.

Agoraphobia

This is the abnormal fear of being unable to help oneself during an inescapable or embarrassing situation which is especially characterized by avoiding public or open places. This may take place alone, or it may be accompanied by panic disorder. Persons with such a disorder are normally house bound for years, resulting in an impairment of interpersonal and social relationships.

Specific Phobias

This is the persistent fear of situations or objects. When there is an appearance of such objects or situations, instant and severe anxiety symptoms may be produced.

Social Anxiety Disorder

This is an irrational and persistent fear of situations such as using public facilities, eating out, or public speaking where the person believes that they are being closely watched and judged by other persons. These persons are afraid of performance or social situations where they might be scrutinized by others.

(PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

This is a psychiatric disorder which may take place after going through or witnessing a traumatic event which involved injury or death to someone.

(OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Persons who suffer from OCD usually use repeated, ritualistic ways of riding themselves of anxieties and obsessive thinking. Recent studies have revealed that 2 to 3 percent of persons, or almost 7 million US citizens, are suffering from such a disorder.

(GAD) Generalized Anxiety Disorder

This condition is very common and is characterized by excessive worrying and anxiety that is not in proportion to the impact of the circumstance or even that is the cause of worry. Other mental disorders like major depressive disorder and panic disorder are also usually experienced by persons experiencing GAD.

An individual can experience more than one forms of anxiety all at once. There are some means of curing it, and you can research and learn them. However, it is best that you try the natural ways of curing it first.