Types Of Common Anxiety Disorders

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Sweating, increasing heart rate and even shaking, these are the common reactions when people are experiencing anxiety. Anxiety most often presents as a vague, uneasy feeling of disquiet or discomfort. (Unbound Medicine, 2014) Individuals’ reactions and tolerance to anxiety may vary from different cultures. In fact, anxiety does not only indicate a mood but also a kind of mental disorder. When individual is able to cope with it, anxiety can be considered as a normal emotion. However, long-term suffering or without controlling can make anxiety achieve a pathological degree. (Unbound Medicine, 2014) Common anxiety disorders includes generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder. Nurses often encounter anxious patients, especially in the life-changing events such as pregnancy and cancer. Without effective control, anxiety may cause negative impact to the following treatment. The professional support from nursing can guild the patient to cope with anxiety and prevent it from reaching a worse level. (Unbound Medicine, 2014)
Evidence shows that the prevalence rate of anxiety disorder in New York State varies across the ethnic groups. Based on the assessment report released by New York State Office of Mental Health on 2011, compared to non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks is shown to have similar or lower rate for certain anxiety disorders (panic attacks without agoraphobia, panic disorder,…
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