Question by piratewench: What treatment is possible for anxiety disorders?
I’m going to a psychologist in two weeks. I think I have an anxiety disorder (constant and illogical worry and nervousness over silly things or nothing at all, often to the point of making myself sick). Anyway, if I am diagnosed I’m curious about the possible treatments I may encounter. And if anyone knows of a support forum it would be greatly appreciated.


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What causes people to get anxiety disorders?

Question by Art_fashion_love: What causes people to get anxiety disorders?
What is it that causes people to form anxiety disorders later in their life? Like any particular situations of characteristics of people who develop these disorders? Besides general stress… What previous situations in someones life might make them more susceptible to developing an anxiety disorder later in life?

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Anxiety Disorders – Psychology Article Marketing

Article by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Anxiety Disorders

Most of us feel anxious and tense in the face of threatening or stressful situations. Such feelings are normal reactions to stress. Anxiety is considered abnormal only when it occurs in situations that most people can handle with little difficulty. Anxiety disorders include a group of disorders in which anxiety either is the main symptom (generalized anxiety and panic disorders) or is experienced when the individual attempts to control certain maladaptive behaviors (phobic and obsessive-compulsive disorders). (Post-traumatic stress disorder, which involves anxiety following a traumatic even, was discussed in (Chapter 14). The following passage describes a person suffering from an anxiety disorder:

Hazel was walking down a street near her home one day when she suddenly felt flooded with intense and frightening physical symptoms. Her whole body tightened up, she began sweating and her heart was racing, and she felt dizzy and disoriented. She thought, ?I must be having a heart attack! I can?t stand this! Something terrible is happening! I?m going to die.? Hazel just stood frozen in the middle of the street until an onlooker stopped to help her.

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Symptoms and Complications of Generalized Anxiety Disorders

Article by Bori Rozin

GAD, or generalized anxiety disorders, is a chronic disease marked by excessive worrying about regular everyday life. Up to five percent of the population suffers from this sort of condition.

Families, jobs and other daily events can cause us to worry. Yet, when this worry becomes chronic and magnified, it can interfere with daily functioning. People who have a generalized anxiety disorder can not stop dwelling on problems with children, friends, and work. These extreme feelings of concern can rule a person’s day and last for half a year or more.

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Take Suitable Help For Panic Attacks In Anxiety Disorders

Article by Beth Kaminski

The fast paced life of the 21st century is definitely responsible for our fast deteriorating mental health as a whole. Effective anxiety disorder therapy is required to cope with the problematic situations. Anxiety disorders create a whole lot of problems for people. Bouts of anxiety small today can later translate into anxiety disorder.

The patient of anxiety disorder is always in the grip of mind-numbing fear which is a great harm to his mental health. Treatments carried out by the psychotherapist as well as medicines – used singly or in tandem, are used to cure the cases. Research suggests that anxiety disorder is not one but a group of ailments all of which need to be treated. Anxiety disorder therapy helps the patient adopt a normal lifestyle.

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Depression and Anxiety Disorders (Part 1)

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Ways to Recognize Unhealthy Panic Disorders.

Article by Von Kelly

Panic disorder is one of several anxiety disorders that involve an intense, abrupt and oftentimes debilitating period of discomfort and fear. Panic disorders affect millions of men and women of all ages, and can be triggered by several situations or circumstances, real or imagined.

Gerald Klerman of the World Psychiatric Association and author of the book, ?Panic Anxiety and Its Treatments? points out that there are several DSM-III-R diagnostic criteria that must be fulfilled in order to classify someone as having panic attacks.

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Symptoms of anxiety disorders

Article by John Scott

People are different and so are the symptoms of any condition including anxiety disorders. However, there’s a general set of signs that can help you learn about the problem, and the following symptoms will make it easier for you to identify anxiety problems.

The feeling of fear and anxiety are nothing strange for most of us, as we all experience anxiety from time to time. Writing an important exam, going to a serious business meeting or attending a job interview – these are just examples of situations where most people experience anxiety. And you certainly remember the emotions and sensations that you go through at moments like these. It’s perfectly normal to experience such things when the circumstances are stimulating such a respond. But things go wrong when anxiety appears for no apparent reason.

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Common symptoms of anxiety disorders

Article by John Scott

People are different and even the same health problems can manifest through different signs from one person to another. Fear and anxiety are quite common in our everyday life. It’s very hard to find a person who never experienced anxiety and worry before an important meeting or exam. Remember your feeling before going to a job interview, or simply walking down a dark street in the middle of the night. Anxiety is the most common companion in such situation and it keeps us on alert for things unexpected.

However, normal anxiety does not pose any interest for mental health specialists. Things get dramatic when the anxiety response occurs for no apparent reason and stays for much longer periods of time than it usually does in normal circumstances. If anxiety becomes frequent in its nature and occurs periodically for a long time, it is automatically transferred to the state of a disorder.

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