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Affects Of Anxiety Disorders And Its Treatment?

Updated on August 17, 2019

Anxiety is considered common and sometimes as a healthy sentiment. It can become a health disorder if someone continuously feels inconsistent depression or anxiety.

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Anxiety Disorders

What Is Anxiety?

Symptoms Of Anxiety

Types Of Anxiety Disorder

Causes Of Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Treatment At Home


What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is often defined as a feeling of stress, anxious thinking, worries, and tension, physical and emotional changes such as changed blood pressure. It is a normal reaction towards different events in life like hectic job, changing of job, financial issues and unhappy life.

Symptoms Of Anxiety:

The symptoms of anxiety differ from one person to another, and our body reacts in a specified way. Anxiety disorder is excruciating, but it can be controlled with appropriate help by a medicinal guideline. Following are the symptoms of anxiety:

  • Restlessness, being panic
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased breathing
  • Feelings of fear or dread
  • Tension
  • Tiredness and weakness
  • Heavy sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty in concentrating and thinking
  • Excessive tetchiness
  • Difficulty in sleeping or staying Asleep
  • Avoiding social activities

Types Of Anxiety Disorders

Social Anxiety Disorder

Specific Phobia

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Panic Disorder

Types Of Anxiety Disorder:

Anxiety disorder includes various different types of conditions:

1: Social Anxiety Disorder:

It is also known as social phobia; in this condition, a person feels self-consciousness about daily social life and life events. People become posses regarding others judging and feel embarrassment and worry. These disorders have an effect on almost 1.5 million adults in America and it is a second common anxiety disorder. The beginning of the social anxiety disorder is the teenage years. They are different ways that people experience a social anxiety disorder. There are several common symptoms those individuals are inclined to have a dilemma during:

  • Talking in public
  • Conversation to strangers
  • Going to public places and parties
  • Eating in public
  • Starting a dialogue
  • Entering a room
  • To be a center of attention
  • Fear of being humiliated
  • Being judged

2: Specific Phobia:

A person feels extreme danger and fear of specific situations and objects like flying, height, and fear of the spider. It may become a reason for the occurrence of panic attacks when they expose to fear. The individuals with this phobia are mostly aware of these fears that are irrational or overstated; they feel that these reactions are uncontrollable. This specific phobia is often connected with a panic attack during which the individual goes through different mental and physical sensations.

These symptoms include:

  • Faintness
  • Dizziness
  • Cold or hot flushes
  • Choking
  • Pounding heart
  • Chest pain

3: Generalized Anxiety Disorder:

A person with a generalized anxiety disorder feels constant worry and anxiety about daily events and actions. The worries and fears are more than the reality of events or situations. This situation leads toward the physical and mental changes like stomach disturbance, headaches and problem in sleeping.

4: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:

This type of disorder takes place when someone experiences a shocking event for example:

  • Any accident
  • A natural disaster like an earthquake
  • Physical attack

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress contain the horrible dreams, flashbacks and trouble worries of the traumatic situations.

5: Panic Disorder:

It is a type of anxiety disorder. A panic attack can generate a strong, irresistible feeling of fear which can be incapacitating. The severe levels of panic attacks are going along with different symptoms. Some people may have two or more panic attacks in life and May the tense situation goes away after some time. The symptoms of panic attacks peaks in few minutes include some of these symptoms:

  • Increase heart rate
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sweating
  • Shivering
  • Fear of dying
  • Fear of death or control
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Detachment feelings

Short or Long
Panic Vs Anxiety attack

Causes Of Anxiety Disorder:

Individuals may go through different anxiety disorders at the same time. The genetic history of a person plays an important role. Anxiety can be due to the primary health issue that can be a physical or mental illness. It also contains the alteration of thinking and stress due to environmental factors. It also includes the medical aspect, for example, the side effects of medicines or serious surgery. Anxiety can also occur due to family issues, relationship concerns, and complexity in work or job.

Anxiety Treatment At Home:

By taking proper medicine and consulting a therapist can for the treatment of anxiety. But they are also many simple changes in daily life to treat anxiety at the home.

  • By setting the proper routine of exercise and spend time in healthy activities.
  • Anxiety can be increased by using drugs or alcohol consumption. Avoiding alcohol and drugs can reduce anxiety.
  • Reduce or stop smoking, nicotine in the cigarettes is worst for anxiety.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks like energy drinks or coffee.
  • Doing yoga can help to decrease anxiety and also promote relaxation.
  • Try some stress managing techniques.
  • Take a healthy diet which contains a variety of vegetables, vitamins, whole grain, proteins like fish and chicken.
  • Deficiency of sleep or restlessness can also increase the anxiety, set a proper duration of sleep.
  • Try to learn more about your anxiety and make an appropriate assessment of your personal treatment
  • Believe in yourself and take proper decisions to meet up the challenges of daily life.


They are various methods to decrease anxiety disorder; experience of anxious feelings is natural in our daily routine. We can treat the anxiety disorder by psychotherapy or proper medication or by both. The person with little anxiety issues or that who have fear of various things can easily avoid such things without any medication. The most important thing is to recognize such disorders even in brutal conditions. By some simple steps, anyone can learn how to manage anxiety and live a healthy and happy life.


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    • MahamMushtaq profile imageAUTHOR


      7 months ago from PAKISTAN

      Thanks, Bill pleasure to hear from you

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      Bill Holland 

      7 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Good information, Maham, and welcome to HP!

    • MahamMushtaq profile imageAUTHOR


      7 months ago from PAKISTAN

      Thanks for your kind comment.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      7 months ago from USA

      Thanks for your thoughtful review of this mental illness.

    • MishalMushtaq profile image


      7 months ago from Lahore,Pakistan

      Social anxiety is really an issue of teenagers

    • MahamMushtaq profile imageAUTHOR


      7 months ago from PAKISTAN


    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      This is a well structured article with lots of information and good advice.


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