What is Anxiety?

The hectic life, deadlines, time management, financial raising, and many more have a lot of adverse effect on one’s personal life. The space needed for one to dedicate for himself is felt short. This results in anxiety. What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a state of anger, uneasiness, frustration, and confusion. There is a difference between anxiety and anxiety disorder. It may be caused due to many reasons. Many say it is because of the deficiency of vitamins, other important nutrients which cause the brain to not function properly. Depression, OCD, Panic attack are an example of anxiety disorder. However, everyone falls prey to it by some part.

The cramps in the stomach while going for an exam or an interview, hands dropping cold when to speak in front of a few hundred, butterflies felt when talking to someone special, an instinct reaction on spotting a cockroach, lizard, or a rat, this all comes under anxiety!
One needs to understand the difference between being just anxious and suffering from an anxiety disorder altogether.

⦁ Do you suffer getting a quiet sleep?
⦁ Is it so that you worry about every small thing passing by?
⦁ Do people around you ask you to leave the things and worry less?
⦁ Is it so that you keep yourself stuck onto some topic for more than required days?
⦁ Knowing the fact to worry less, do you find it difficult to control your thoughts?
⦁ Do you find any physical symptoms of less concentration, irritation, muscle tension, one easily gets tired, etc. ?
⦁ Is your worrying affecting your family and surrounding people negatively?
If the answers to the above questions are yes, then one needs a consultancy from a doctor. He/she might be suffering from an anxiety disorder.

There are a few types of anxiety disorders as follows:

1. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

This is a type of chronic disorder. It is long-lasting, uncertain, and mostly one cannot identify the root reason for them getting anxious about the objects around, the behavior of certain people, or some situations.

2. Panic Attack disorder

The sudden and unexpected attacks of shock, tension, or terror become the cause of the panic attack disorder. These disorders mainly occur due to a person suffering from the scary experiences, a prolonged tension carriage, or etc.
The symptoms of panic attack disorder are shivering, sleepy mood, less-enthusiastic, nausea, etc.

3. Phobia


This is a disorder suffered badly by a person who is scared of some particular objects to an extent where he develops a fear about it. He tends to imagine the situation of facing the particular object in all the worst conditions. One may be phobic of lifts, caves, dark or even at times some food materials as the taste is unbearable to them.

4. Social anxiety disorder

Be it giving a speech in front of the class, giving an introduction to a new place, raising a hand to answer a certain question during meetings, etc. However, if the disorder is taken to depth, the person might fear from negatively getting judged by the society, humiliation, public embarrassment, and etc. The disorder might take the person away from being social and he may start becoming an introvert and finally prey to depression.

5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

The people suffering from OCD disorder repeat their actions sometimes. They are known to the fact that their actions might be irritating or unnecessary. However, they suffer from this issue causes them to clean a thing, again and again, put a check on locks, gas regulators, switches repeatedly. OCD is a type of anxiety disorder. The people suffering from OCD shouldn’t be treated as patients but as other normal people.

6. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

This disorder is caused by those who have suffered a major trauma in their past. The incidents of accidents losing someone close, sexual abuse or assault, major accidents leaving back uncurable injuries, etc. makes the patient remain trapped in the trauma. This is also a type of anxiety disorder.

7. Separation anxiety disorder

When a person suffers from a close one’s loss and behaves in a manner of not being able to move on in his life then he might be suffering from Separation anxiety disorder. A person sticking up to the same things and memories for a long time makes his life stagnant and not progressing. This cause a lot of stress and finally anxiety.

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