Anxiety Disorder And Anxiety Disorders

1075 Words Apr 7th, 2016 5 Pages
A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. This is the definition for anxiety from a text book stand point. Someone that has or has experienced anxiety would describe it differently. An anxiety problem can be developed through genetics, past life events, and personality. Anxiety can be broken down into six different branches: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder. People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) often have increased anxiety over something that shouldn’t create worry. Such as thinking about having to get through the day. This is a cycle that they don’t know how to get out of. Over time the person usually realizes that they are over reacting to the situation. Around seven million adults are affected by this, 3.1 percent. It is believed to be caused by past live events, family background, and biological factors.
When someone has an anxiety disorder they usually have encountered what is known as a panic attack. Someone are lucky enough to have only experienced panic attacks once or twice in their lives. Others have them once or twice a day, whether it be triggered from talking in public or seeing something that brings back bad memories. These attacks are very sudden and can last anywhere from ten to thirty minutes. These attacks are very commonly mistaken as heart attack. Some of…
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