Panic Anxiety Disorders

Panic/Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorder is considered to be a term which covers many different types of psychiatric disorders. The disorder is characterized by worrying, apprehension, fear, rumination, and general panic. This can be in regards to real or imagined situations, uncertainties about the future, or dwelling too much on the past. Additionally, it can affect the physical health of the individual if it is allowed to progress too far. There are many different psychiatric syndromes which can mimic the symptoms that are associated with anxiety disorders, such as hyperthyroidism. In most cases, anxiety disorders have a psychosocial cause and can even be caused by genetic predisposition. Individuals that have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder can be classified into two different categories, which can be continuous or episodic symptoms. Generalized anxiety disorder is chronic disorder characterized by long lasting anxiety. It is not focused on any object or situation in particular. Those who have this disorder can experience fear and worry and become too concerned with every day matters, generally speaking. Generalized anxiety disorder is known to be popular in affecting older adults. The anxiety can be a result of a substance abuse problem or medical issues. The diagnosis comes when the individual has been worried excessively about a general problem for over a course of six months or more. People may feel as if they are not able to make daily decisions or remember their commitments that they made previously. There is a lack of concentration because the individuals are focusing too much on the elements that they are worried about within their life. However, before doctors can make this diagnosis, they have to ensure that the anxiety is not being caused by any substance abuse or related drug induced situations. With panic disorder, the individual is likely to suffer from attacks of terror and apprehension. This can be marked by shaking, trembling, dizziness, confusion, difficulty breathing, and nausea. The fear can arise in under ten minutes and can last for hours. It can be brought on by fear, stress, exercise, and many other related circumstances. There is not one specific cause that that leads to a panic attack. The issue with panic disorder is that it only worsens over time. People who have panic attacks begin to fear their future attacks and start thinking about the changes in their behavior due to those attacks, which may ultimately only lead up to more problems.

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