kinds of anxiety

Kinds of Anxiety

Currently we understand anxiety by dividing it up into different categories, which have different clusters of symptoms. 

We actually think many of these categories overlap, and it’s more likely that everything occurs on a spectrum than that  anxiety fits into discrete categories. 

This page will link to pages that contain more descriptions about these categories 

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America( ADDA), Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by constant and excessive worry about anything and everything. 

People with generalized anxiety disorder may expect disaster ( what we call catastrophize) and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. People with generalized anxiety disorder control their worry. 

Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder

According to the (ADDA) People with  Social Anxiety are anxious or fearful about being judged or evaluated negatively or being rejected socially. They may be afraid of appearing stupid being embarrassed or being

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Panic Disorder

Panic disorder  happens when women experience panic attacks out of the blue and sometimes in their sleep. Women  then become preoccupied with having panic attacks again because it is such a frightening experience where they are sometimes afraid they are having a heart attack. 

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The ADDA defines Obsessions as ” intrusive and unwanted thoughts, images, or urges” and they cause anxiety. Compulsions are   “behaviors ” the persons does in order to feel better or stop thoughts. Some compulsions are behaviors while others are things a person might do with their mind. 

Health Anxiety

Medical information obtained from this website is not intended as a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you have a problem, you should consult a healthcare provider.

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