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Anxiety (Anxiety Disorders)

Introduction

Names:

Anxiety, anxiety disorders

Medical category:

Psychiatry

Communicability:

Not contagious

Common among:

Women

Medical diagnosis:

Required

Heritability:

Heritable

Medical treatment:

Available

Chronic:

Mostly

Permanent cure:

Depends

What are anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders are likely the most common mental/psychological illness. It is normal (or even, necessary) to be anxious from time to time about various things, but when the frequency and intensity of such anxious experiences become excessive, the anxiety may start interfering with one’s daily activities – this is when anxiety becomes a ‘disorder’.

What are the types of anxiety disorders?

There are many types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder, specific phobia, selective mutism etc. Read more about type of anxiety disorders

What are the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Some common signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders include feeling nervous and/or powerless, excessive worry about upcoming events, increased heart rate, rapid breathing, sweeting and trembling etc. Read more about signs, symptoms and complication of anxiety disorders

What causes anxiety disorders?

The causes of anxiety disorders are not exactly known. Some anxiety disorders might be hereditary, and some may be triggered by certain events. Read more about causes and triggers of anxiety disorders

Can anxiety disorders be treated? How?

Yes. Treatments for anxiety disorders often involve psychotherapy (talk therapy) and oral medications. Read more about treatments for anxiety disorders

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All information provided on this page is general and meant for educational purposes only.
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