For some, the thing that gets in the way of their
According to experts, anxiety
is described as
Distress or uneasiness caused by fear of
danger or misfortune as well as excessive
You might feel anxiety when facing a new or
Anxiety is normal and can actually be helpful
by signaling danger.
Types of anxiety
There are two type of anxiety
1. Normal Anxiety
2. Neurotic Anxiety
Normal anxiety as that “ which is proportionate
to the threat ,does not involve repression, and
can can be confronted constructively on the
As people grow from infancy to old age, their
values change, and with each step ,they
experience normal anxiety.” All growth
consist of the anxiety creating surrender of
“A recation which is disproportionate to the
threat, involved repression and other from of
intrapsychic conflict, and is managed by
various kinds of blocking – off of activity and
Main Types of Anxiety
Everyone experiences anxiety differently. Some
people have general anxiety that is manageable
but never seems to go away. Others suffer from
profound anxiety attacks.Others experience
anxiety in social situations.
Psychologists have created categories for each of
the different types of anxiety, and only anxiety is
not a simple condition. It manifests itself in
hundreds of different ways.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
A generalized anxiety disorder is the most
common type of anxiety disorder.It is
characterized by an non-specific constant fear
and worry and being overly concerned about
Often confused with an anxiety attack, a
panic disorder is characterized by
occasional panic attacks.Many different
things can cause a panic attack, including
The largest category of anxiety disorders are
phobias. Phobias are cases of an anxiety disorder
that relate to fear dynamic by one specific thing.
For example,arachnophobia is the fear of
spiders. Agoraphobia is the anxiety of being in
a situation where there is no clear path of
escape. Social anxiety disorder is the fear of
society, characterized by an intense fear or
anxiety of humiliation in public.
Obsessive compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety
disorder that is characterized by obsessions and
compulsions.In many cases, people suffering from
OCD may suffer from a compulsion that is
inexplicable, as they may experience nervousness
and need to relieve it through ritual.
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Also known as PTSD, post-traumatic stress
disorder is an anxiety disorder that develops
following a traumatic experience.
Common symptoms include flashbacks,
depression, and avoidant behaviors.
People suffering from separation anxiety
disorder can not deal with being separated
from a person or a place.
It occurs often in children and babies, but needs
to be excessive for it be considered a
disorder.It affects 7% of adults and 4% of
Many people suffer from what's known as "social
phobia,"or an irrational fear of social
situations.Some degree of social phobia is
normal.Small degrees of shyness in public
places,or discomfort while public speaking, are
natural in most people,and do not imply an
But when that fear disrupts your life, you may be
suffering from social phobia.
Social phobia is when the shyness is intense and the
idea of socializing or speaking with the public,
strangers, authority figures, or possibly even your
friends causes you noticeable anxiety and fear.
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