The body’s natural response to stress is anxiety, so today we’re looking at different types of anxiety disorders. It is a feeling of nervousness, anxiety and worry about what might happen next. For example, some common scenarios that can make a person feel anxious are giving a speech, performing on stage, or giving a job interview.
So it’s natural to worry.
However, if these feelings of anxiety become unrealistically generalized as part of your personality and persist for more than six months; then it can be classified as an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety is normally something that comes and goes as you adjust to a new, unfamiliar situation. But when feelings of uncertainty and nervousness take over your daily activities and prevent you from doing the things you normally do, it becomes an anxiety disorder.
These are the most common anxiety disorders that can affect anyone at any age
1) Panic disorder – When you experience this type of anxiety, you have a sudden, intense feeling of panic or extreme fear (Here’s a YouTube video on what not to do during a panic attack). Panic attacks usually require a trigger (conscious or unconscious), which is a situation that you fear. Panic disorders often start unexpectedly and cause you to experience the following: anxiety symptoms…
- Palpitations (you may feel your heart racing)
- Feeling of suffocation (you may feel like you are having a heart attack)
- Chest pain
- don’t sweat
- Feeling of suffocation
- Too much confusion
People suffering from panic disorder tend to hold back on the next panic attack and take basic steps to avoid any confrontation or situation that might trigger another attack. By reconstructing experience However, you will find it unnecessary to avoid any triggers in the future, instead you will feel neutral around them.
2) Generalized Anxiety Disorders – You spend most of the day thinking unrealistically about what might happen to you if there were nothing to trigger these emotions. In this scenario, your health, education, relationships, career, finances etc. you can constantly worry about.
There is also a tendency to link these topics together and to shift the concern from one aspect to another. Some symptoms that can be observed Generalized Anxiety Disorder include restlessness, feeling tired easily, irritability, inability to sleep properly, and difficulty concentrating.
3) Phobia – This type of anxiety is characterized by an extreme fear of a certain situation, object or activity. In this case, the fear is disproportionate or exaggerated compared to the actual danger from that particular situation, object, or activity. Some examples of phobias include: fear of flying, height, injection, blood or certain animals such as snake, dog, lizard; and so on.
4) Social Anxiety Disorder – It is a form of anxiety in which the individual fears being judged by other people, especially in social situations. They exaggerated their fear that people will judge them and laugh at them. This anxiety stops a person interacting with people in a social environment such as an office or school.
5) Separation Anxiety Disorder – This is mostly observed in children and early adolescents who are worried about separation from their parents. Although it is most common in preschool children, it can also occur in older children. Some symptoms include excessive crying, tantrums, poor academic scores, refusal to sleep alone, inability to get along with other children, and nightmares.
6) Obsessive-compulsive disorder – This type of anxiety is characterized by repetitive irrational thoughts that make the person repeat the same thing over and over again. It’s natural for a person to double-check that they’ve locked the house door properly, but it’s not exactly OCD. This behavior forces a person to do the job over and over even after doing it right. So, even if a person doesn’t want to, he will do a certain thing again just because it has become a part of his ritual in his mind.
7) Illness Anxiety Disorder (health concerns) – Also known as “hypochondria” in medicine, it is characterized by the fact that a person dreams about a certain disease in his head. It can also be a person who assumes a major illness in the face of minor symptoms, despite assurances from a medical professional that there is nothing to worry about. Such a person will constantly think about a major illness and insist on taking medical tests again and again and checking symptoms online for a long time.
8) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Types of Anxiety Disorders that occur after a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, accident, armed conflict or war, or sexual assault. In this situation, a person has a high sense of danger. Their feeling ‘fight or flight response altered to the extent that they feel threatened, stressed, or afraid even when there is nothing to worry about. Not surprisingly, 13 percent of Gulf War veterans have PTSD.
Some symptoms include vivid flashbacks and memories of the unpleasant event, regular nightmares about the event, and intense mental or even physical confusion when you relive the unpleasant event.
Anxiety Recovery and Prevention of Anxiety Disorders
I have experienced many such anxiety disorders in my life (my story on YouTube) I know very well how everyone feels. I also know that we must begin to consciously reorient our perceptions and focus when fear arises so that the body can react differently.
The body receives orders from the mind, only we must be consistent and fully absorbed by the directions we send.
We all want to feel better, but getting better doesn’t always come with much certainty.
Someone who is unaware of inner peace may consciously or unconsciously sabotage the development of their anxiety. That’s why mindset is so important. When we have the right intention and the right attitude towards our healing journey, we can work with anxiety to bring comfort and compassion to it.
I would highly recommend that you learn to Answer (use prepositions THIS YouTube video) and Reframe (use this YouTube playlist daily) efficiently. These are the two main techniques I use in my anxiety recovery programs and they have worked wonders no matter what type of anxiety disorder you are currently experiencing.