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Today we're going to discuss some of the types of anxiety disorder. There are many more, but these are the most common types.
Phobias - This is a general term to say a specific thing / or situation is causing you anxiety. For instance, I have a phobia of ladders. Most people have some kind of phobia... and, most of the time this doesn't interfere with daily life. Day to day I don't have to climb a ladder, so I'm fine.
Panic Disorder - Usually this is the type of anxiety somebody might confuse with a heart attack. It can cause sudden chest pains and severe sweating... it can even make you feel like you are choking. It can give you a feeling much like somebody watch a horror film but is often times much more intense. terror feeling.
Social Disorders - Sometimes the anxiety felt is only felt when in specific social situations. This could be very mild or so severe that a person refuses to leave the house.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - This is a very popular anxiety disorder. It can make somebody feel like if they don't perform a certain ritual or response they may harm themselves or other people. A lot of times, people end up harming themselves with the ritual (or Compulsion). A good example of this would be somebody so afraid of germs they wash their hands so much they bleed.
And the most common anxiety disorder is Generalized Anxiety Disorder - This disorder involves excessive, unrealistic worry and tension, even if there is little or nothing to provoke the anxiety.
Thursday we'll talk about some of the treatments of these anxiety disorders.