Anxiety with Many Types and Faces

There are five common anxiety disorders. These anxiety disorders affect people to such an extent they can’t function in their work or relationships. These forms of anxiety include:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Panic disorders

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Phobias

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANXIETY AND A PANIC ATTACK

Anxiety disorders affect one in five adults in the United States.  Anxiety tends to make you constantly worry about things in your life, like your health, your money, or your family, even when things are really okay. You may end up with lots of headaches, body aches, or strange pains as a result of all the worry.

Panic attacks are more sudden experiences of panic or fear that come over you. These are triggered by something. Some people even feel as if they’re having a heart attack, or they feel as if they can’t breathe. If you experience this kind of attack all of a sudden, you likely have a panic disorder. A panic disorder is just one form of anxiety disorder common today.

THE MANY FORMS OF ANXIETY

There are five common anxiety disorders. These anxiety disorders affect people to such an extent they can’t function in their work or relationships. These forms of anxiety include:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Panic disorders

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Phobias

HERE ARE COMMON PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT MAY LOOK LIKE ANXIETY OR PANIC ATTACKS INCLUDE:

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Endometriosis

Lyme disease

Adrenal insufficiency

Crohn’s disease

Fibromyalgia

Hypothyroidism

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Once you’re diagnosed with a panic disorder, your doctor may suggest medication or psychotherapy for treatment.

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