Anxiety Disorders


Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences. For example, you feel nervous because of an upcoming test, an oral presentation, or because of an unfamiliar situation or problem.. But anxiety disorders do not only involve temporary feelings of fear and worry. A person with an anxiety disorder feels anxiety so much longer that they feel that they cannot overcome it and because of this, it becomes worse to the point that it affects their daily lives.

Signs of Anxiety

Common signs of anxiety disorder include feeling restless, being easily exhausted, having difficulty concentrating, having many worries, having difficulty making decisions, and having sleep deprivation. The cause of anxiety disorders is previous experiences that emotionally and mentally damaged the persons affected, but genetics sometimes are also a factor.

Anxiety disorders include:

  • General Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias

Possible Treatments:

Anxiety disorders can be mitigated through talk therapy with a psychiatrist or a counselor, since they can teach the person affected different ways of dealing with the disorders that they have. Coping mechanisms, advice, and comfort vary and are tailored to the specific needs and issues of the person. Medication may not cure the mental illness of the person, but can reduce the seriousness of the symptoms. Antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines regulate brain chemicals and hormones and prevent them from causing the person to feel anxiety and fear. These medications should only be used as emergency and must not be used regularly since people can develop a tolerance to these medications, and they may need to consume bigger amounts, which have a negative effect on their health.