Various types of Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterized by excessive and persistent feelings of anxiety, fear, or worry. There are several different types of anxiety disorders, including:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): This disorder is characterized by excessive and unrealistic worry or tension that is not focused on any specific object or situation.
- Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD): This disorder is characterized by an excessive fear of social situations and the fear of being judged or evaluated by others.
- Panic Disorder: This disorder is characterized by recurrent and unexpected panic attacks, along with fear of future attacks and worry about the implications of the attack.
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD): This disorder is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that the person feels driven to perform.
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): This disorder is characterized by persistent symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance behaviors following a traumatic event.
- Specific Phobias: These are disorders that are characterized by a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object or situation, such as heights, closed spaces, or social situations.
- Separation Anxiety Disorder: It’s a type of anxiety disorder where a child shows excessive fear and worry about being separated from caregivers or family members, and can cause great difficulty in going to school or going out from the house.
It’s important to note that some people may experience symptoms of more than one anxiety disorder, and some anxiety disorders may co-occur with other mental health conditions such as depression. A proper diagnosis of an anxiety disorder is given