Anxiety Disorders

What is Anxiety Disorder?

An anxiety disorder is a psychiatric condition. In anxiety, people respond to situations or things with fear, terror, or panic. Unlike typical nervousness, anxiety disorders feature extreme fear or anxiety. Additionally, anxiety can cause physical symptoms like sweating and a rapid heartbeat. Statistically 30% of adults struggle with anxiety disorders. 

Generally, anxiety disorders affect daily activities due to excessive worries about jobs, financial issues, and family issues. In addition to stress, people experience physical symptoms of lethargy or becoming easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, muscle tension, or sleeping problems. Anxiety disorders are treatable and we strive to help our clients overcome them. 

Anxiety is normal phenomenon as it helps us do well in life at our jobs, school, and other areas. It becomes as disorder when:

  • A person is unable to control their response to a situation
  • Frequently overreact to emotional triggers
  • Anxiety impairs person’s daily task performance
Separation Anxiety Disorder

Types of Anxiety Disorders:

These are several types of anxiety disorders, including:

·         Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

·         Panic disorder

·         Phobias

·         Separation anxiety

·         Separation Anxiety Disorder

Panic Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

 

GAD involves constant and excessive worry that interferes with daily activities. In other words, with GAD, you may feel extremely worried and tense eventhough there’s nothing to trigger these feelings. It is not the same as occasionally worrying or feeling anxious due to stressful life events. 

GAD symptoms may include:

  • Restlessness
  • Trouble paying attention
  • Sleeping issues
  • Feeling exhausted quickly
  • Having a bad mood
  • Experiencing headaches, or other aches without apparent cause
  • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry

 Panic Disorder

The sudden emergence of extreme fear, discomfort, or a sense of losing control is known as a panic attack. These attacks usually feature stronger, more powerful symptoms as compared to other anxiety disorders. People who suffer from panic disorder frequently experience unanticipated panic attacks. People with panic disorder try to prevent themselves by avoiding places, situations, or behaviors they connect with panic attacks. Repeated panic attacks, a severe combination of both physical and psychological discomfort, are the primary symptom of panic disorder. 

 

Apart from that several of the following symptoms indicate an attack:

  • Fast heartbeat, or irregular heartbeats
  • Sweating
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Feeling of suffocation or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Feeling faint, or dizzy
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Chills or hot flashes
  • Nausea 
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Feelings of being out of control
Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

 

A severe, persistent concern about being observed and judged by others is referred to as social anxiety disorder. A person with a social anxiety disorder experiences intense discomfort about being embarrassed, humiliated, rejected, or looked down in social situations. It may cause a person to completely avoid social situations. Social anxiety may be so overwhelming that the person feels incapable to control it.

People with a social anxiety disorder may go through the following:

  • Blushing
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Stomachaches
  • Rigid body posture
  • Difficulty making eye contact
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Specific Phobias

 

It is an extreme and ongoing fear of a particular thing, situation, or action. Some of these phobias, like a fear of snakes, might make sense but this is not always the case. Patients are aware of their intense fear, but they are unable to get over it. Some people may go to great lengths to avoid their phobias because they are so distressed.

The following are different types of phobias:

  • Claustrophobia: Fear of being in constricted, confined spaces
  • Aerophobia: Fear of flying
  • Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders
  • Driving phobia: Fear of driving a car
  • Erythrophobia: Fear of blushing
  • Hypochondria: Fear of becoming ill
  • Zoophobia: Fear of animals
  • Aquaphobia: Fear of water
  • Acrophobia: Fear of heights
  • Blood, injury, and injection (BII) phobia: Fear of injuries involving blood 
  • Escalaphobia: Fear of escalators
  • Tunnel phobia: Fear of tunnels

These are far from the only specific phobias. Nearly anything can cause a person to develop a phobia. 

Agoraphobia

 

People who suffer from agoraphobia are extremely afraid of two or more of the below situations:

  • Using public transportation
  • Being in open spaces
  • Standing in line or being in a crowd
  • Being outside of the home alone

Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

 

An individual with a SAD has excessive fear or anxiety about being separated from persons to whom they are attached. Although it’s common to assume that only kids experience separation anxiety, adults can also be diagnosed with the disorder. 

A person with a SAD could worry about losing the person they love most all the time, hesitate to leave the house or refuse to spend the night apart from them, or even have nightmares about being separated.

Children with SAD may fear that their parents will not come back as promised. It happens a lot in preschoolers. Although physical signs of discomfort frequently appear in childhood, symptoms can persist throughout adulthood.

Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Treatment, Medication, and therapy for an anxiety disorders at Novus Beginning Psychiatry in Sugar Land, Texas

Follow these steps to begin counseling at Novus Beginning Psychiatry:

1.   Get in touch with our office to schedule an appointment or to learn more about anxiety disorder.

2.   Meet our experienced psychiatrist who will look for solutions to assist you with your psychological health.

3.   Visit our website and learn more about human psychology.

4.   Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn to be updated about psychological issues.

 

Additional Services We Provide

At Novus Beginning Psychiatry, we provide therapy and medication treatment services for people of all ages having anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, depression, ADHD, autism, and women’s issues. We provide couples and marriage counseling, counseling for children, young adults, and teenagers, family therapy, men’s issues, Trauma Counseling, and group counseling. Please contact Novus Beginning Psychiatry now if you’d like to know more about our psychiatrist, therapist, and counseling service.