anxiety disorder

Do you ever feel anxious? There are many different types of anxiety disorders.

Anxiety is usually brought on by triggers and specific treatment methods aim to target the symptoms and develop a series of coping mechanisms in order to help individuals with their anxiety. Knowing which strategies and methods will help depend largely on the particular type of anxiety an individual is suffering from as there are different types that are brought on by different triggers.
The most common forms of anxiety disorders are:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder

  • Specific phobias

  • Panic disorders

  • Social phobias

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders

  • PTSD


You may be familiar with some of these already and the generalized anxiety disorder primarily covers those disorders where the individual cannot articulate the reasons behind their anxiety disorder. Usually, these generalized anxiety disorders are prolonged and affect women predominantly.

Conversely, specific phobias are easier to narrow down to the root trigger because usually the patient can describe in detail exactly what the trigger is that brings on the anxiety. Thus it is easier to develop methods and strategies for coping because the root cause is known.

Similarly, panic disorders and panic attacks are easier to develop coping mechanisms for, as well, because the results are apparent when put into specific situations (such as crowded rooms, etc.) where symptoms arise such as chest pains and shaking that clearly identify the trigger that brings on the anxiety. Obsessive-compulsive disorders and PTSD are also easier to identify the triggers so developing coping strategies and a course of action to reduce or eliminate the anxiety is more apparent and easier to develop.

If you are suffering from anxiety it can be very beneficial to try and identify the triggers that bring on the anxiety so that you can develop coping mechanisms and recovery strategies.
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