Anxiety is a normal human emotion, many
people feel anxious, or nervous, worry and
fear a lot.
An Anxiety Disorder can cause distress that
can interfere with a person's ability to lead
a normal life. They may also have difficulty
controlling it, it may affect their day-to-day
It’s a serious mental illness.
you may feel stomach pain, heart
pounding, and muscle tension
The causes depend on the cases but are
usually due to facing traumatizing events
such as sexual or physical abuse, substance
abuse, the chemistry of the brain, heredity,
or a bad experience.
The causes of anxiety disorders are currently
unknown. Areas of the brain that control
fear responses may have a role in some
anxiety disorders. It can also can run in
families, suggesting that a combination of
genes and environmental stresses can
produce the disorders.
Most respond to two types of treatment:
psychotherapy and medications. These treatments
can be given alone or in combination. Treatment
can give significant relief from symptoms, but not
always a complete cure.
Anxiety therapy treats more than just the symptoms
of the problem.
Untreated anxiety disorders can push people into
avoiding situations that trigger or worsen their
Many people with anxiety disorders don’t seek help.
They don’t realize that they have an illness that has
known causes and effective treatments.
treatment often requires several weeks to work best.
There no way to predict for the disease
but to get help early. If you wait it will be
harder to treat.
Keeping track of your life can help you
identify what's causing you stress and see
what helps you feel better.
Avoid unhealthy substance like alcohol
and drugs can cause or worsen anxiety.
Panic disorder: People with this condition have feelings of
terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning
there symptoms of a panic attack include sweating, chest
pain, & a feeling of choking, which may make he/she feel
like is having a heart attack or "going crazy.”
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: people with OCD have
constant thoughts or fears.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: develops after a traumatic
event such as sexual or physical assault. People with PTSD
often have lasting and frightening thoughts and memories.
Social Anxiety Disorder: social anxiety disorder involves
overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about
everyday social situations.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: This disorder involves
excessive, unrealistic worry and tension.
Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
Uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts
Repeated thoughts or flashbacks of traumatic experiences
Ritualistic behaviors, such as repeated hand washing
Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
Shortness of breath
An inability to be still and calm
Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet