Anxiety Disorder And Anxiety Disorders

1224 Words Dec 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
Anxiety is defined as a persistent fear that occurs in the absence of a threat. Anxiety and fear are typical human reactions that can be exaggerated. When an individual’s anxiety interferes with their everyday life, it is then referred to as an anxiety disorder. There are five classes of anxiety disorder, which include: generalized anxiety disorder, phobic anxiety disorder, panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder. There is not a specific cause to anxiety disorder instead there are psychological, social, and biological factors that all contribute to the disorder’s etiology. Anxiety disorder can be defined using the biopsychosocial model, however I believe most of the significance should be emphasized on the biological factors that contribute to this disorder. Since all anxiety disorders are associated with a feeling of anxiety, such as fear or worry, we cannot ignore the importance of the environmental factors that may cause this stress. However, the environment must act upon an individual’s susceptibility to the disorder, which is why the biological aspect gains a larger significance. By looking at the biological factors of anxiety disorder, we are also able to gain better insight for pharmacological treatments. The biological etiology of anxiety disorder can be further separated into a genetic, neurotransmitter, and inflammatory response component. According to Dogan (2012), these components are interrelated because an…
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