Anxiety disorders

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Anxiety disorders

  1. 1. Anxiety Disorders
  2. 2. Panic Disorder  feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning  sweating, chest pain, palpitations (irregular heartbeats), and a feeling of choking, which may make the person feel like he or she is having a heart attack or "going crazy.“  Will never die from this, best tip is just to breathe deeply and focus on that until it passes
  3. 3. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)  constant thoughts or fears that cause them to perform certain rituals or routines  disturbing thoughts are called obsessions  rituals are called compulsions.
  4. 4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  condition that can develop following a traumatic and/or terrifying event, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, or a natural disaster  often have lasting and frightening thoughts and memories of the event and tend to be emotionally numb.
  5. 5. Social Anxiety Disorder  Also called social phobia, social anxiety disorder involves overwhelming worry and selfconsciousness about everyday social situations.  The worry often centers on a fear of being judged by others, or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or lead to ridicule.
  6. 6. Specific Phobia  A specific phobia is an intense fear of a specific object or situation, such as snakes, heights, or flying.  The level of fear is usually inappropriate to the situation and may cause the person to avoid common, everyday situations.
  7. 7. Generalized Anxiety  This disorder involves excessive, unrealistic worry and tension, even if there is little or nothing to provoke the anxiety.

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