Anxiety / Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety is a normal response of the brain to stress. It is normal to experience occasional anxiety in everyday life. It is considered as a mental disorder if anxiety reactions occur very frequently and affect their lives permanently. People with anxiety disorders often experience intense, excessive, and persistent anxiety or fear in daily life. Anxiety affects a person's daily activities and becomes difficult to control. In addition, it can be disproportionate to the real danger and last a long time. To prevent this anxiety, the person may avoid environments and situations. Symptoms may begin in childhood and continue into adulthood.
What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?
Feeling nervous or restless Anxious as if something bad is going to happen Having an increased heart rate Fast breathing (hyperventilation) Sweating Shaking feeling exhausted or tired Trouble concentrating and focusing on anything Sleeping problems Indigestion problems Difficulty controlling anxiety Anxiety Having a state of avoidance of triggers.
What Are the Types of Anxiety?
Generalized anxiety disorder: Persistent anxiety caused by excessive worry about normal everyday events and the future. It can be a matter of everyday concern. Panic Disorder: Panic attacks include intense anxiety and fear that have a sudden onset, peak within minutes, and have no beginning or end. The person experiences shortness of breath, chest pain or palpitations. These panic attacks can lead to worrying that they will happen again or to avoiding situations or places where they occur. Social anxiety disorder (social phobia): It is a state of extreme anxiety and fear of being negatively evaluated and humiliated when performing an action (such as talking, eating, making phone calls) in social environments. Agoraphobia: Fear and anxiety that avoidance may be difficult in situations such as public transportation, open and closed spaces, being outside the house alone, waiting in line, being in a crowded environment. Separation Anxiety Disorder: It is a state of developmentally inappropriate and excessive anxiety or fear about separation from people to whom one is attached.
How Does Anxiety Treatment Proceed?
The most common treatments for reducing the symptoms of anxiety disorders and managing the disorder are psychotherapy and medications. Psychotherapy is a treatment method where you can learn to understand anxiety disorder and ways to manage anxiety-provoking situations.