Types Of Anxiety Disorders You Never Knew You May Have
NIGERIA NEWS learnt that the symptoms of anxiety conditions are sometimes not all that obvious as they often develop slowly over time and, given we all experience some anxiety at various points in our lives, it can be hard to know how much is too much.
Normal anxiety tends to be limited in time and connected with some stressful situation or event, such as a job interview.
The type of anxiety experienced by people with an anxiety condition is more frequent or persistent, not always connected to an obvious challenge, and impacts on their quality of life and day-to-day functioning.
Below are Some types of anxiety disorders;
Obsessive-compulsive Disorders (OCD)
OCD is the continual experience of unwanted or intrusive thoughts and worries that cause anxiety. A person may know these thoughts are trivial, but they will try to relieve their anxiety by performing certain rituals or behaviours.
This may include hand washing, counting, or checking on things such as whether or not they’ve locked their house.
nic DisordersThe panic disorder causes sudden and repeated bouts of severe anxiety, fear, or terror that peak in a matter of minutes. This is known as a panic attack. Those experiencing a panic attack may experience:
feelings of looming danger, shortness of breath, chest pain, a rapid or irregular heartbeat that feels like fluttering or pounding (palpitations) are some detectable symptoms of panic disorders.
Panic attacks may cause one to worry about them occurring again or try to avoid situations in which they’ve previously occurred.
This is a fear of a specific object, event, or situation that results in severe anxiety when you’re exposed to that thing. It’s accompanied by a powerful desire to avoid it.
Phobias, such as arachnophobia (fear of spiders) or claustrophobia (fear of small spaces), may cause you to experience panic attacks when exposed to the thing you fear
Separation Anxiety Disorders
This is a childhood condition marked by anxiety when a child is separated from their parents or guardians. Separation anxiety is a normal part of childhood development.
Most children outgrow it around 18 months. However, some children experience versions of this disorder that disrupt their daily activities.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
occurs after a person experiences a traumatic event such as war, assault, natural disaster, and accident.
Symptoms include trouble relaxing, disturbing dreams, or flashbacks of the traumatic event or situation. People with PTSD may also avoid things related to the trauma.