Types Of Anxiety Related Disorders

932 Words Nov 9th, 2015 4 Pages
The psychological disorder, anxiety, is one of the most common psychological disorders. Anxiety is “an emotional state of uneasiness or distress associated with worry or apprehension about the future” (Nevid, 2015, p. 494). Everyone deals with stress and worry in their every day lives, but individuals with anxiety-related disorders have an extreme amount of stress and worry to the point of the inability to function. This anxiety interferes with their personal and social lives and inhibits them to live life fully. There are several types of anxiety-related disorders that people experience in their daily lives. These disorders are phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Phobias “are irrational or excessive fears of particular objects or situations” (Nevid, 2015, p. 494). People may have extreme fears of certain situations or objects such as spiders or nighttime. Their fears can interfere with their thinking and how they act. They may live in constant fear of the certain object or situation. Another phobia is social anxiety, where one is afraid of social situations and people. This fear can limit the individual to whom they interact with and what places they go. Ones with panic disorder “experience sudden episodes of sheer terror called panic attacks” (Nevid, 2015, p. 495). These panic attacks can cause a various amount of symptoms such as trembling, nausea, hyperventilating, and pounding of the heart. The symptoms can cause…
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