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Anxiety Disorder

Everybody knows what it's like to feel anxious when you get the butterflies in your stomach. Anxiety rouses you to action by gearing you up to face a threatening situation. In general terms anxiety helps you cope.

When you have an anxiety disorder this normally helpful emotion can do just the opposite. It can keep you from coping and can disrupt your daily life. There are several types of anxiety disorders and each has its own distinct features.

An anxiety disorder may make you feel anxious most of the time, without any apparent reason. Or the anxious feelings may be so uncomfortable that to avoid them you may stop some everyday activities. Or you may have occasional bouts of anxiety so intense they terrify and immobilise you.

Approximately 5.2 million people per year suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Estimates for panic disorder range between 3 to 6 million people per year, an anxiety disorder that twice as many women suffer from as men. Specific phobias affect more than 1 out of every 10 people with the prevalence for women being slightly higher than for men. Obsessive Compulsive disorder affects about every 2 to 3 people out of 100, with women and men being affected equally.

Many people still carry the misperception that anxiety disorders are a character flaw, a problem that happens because you are weak.

Anxiety disorders and panic attacks are not signs of a character flaws. Feeling anxious is not your fault. It is a serious mood disorder which affects a person's ability to function in every day his or her activities. It affects your work, family, and social life.

Much more is now known about the causes and treatment of this mental health problem. There are biological and psychological components to every anxiety disorder and that the best form of treatment is a combination of psychotherapy interventions.

Depending upon the severity of the anxiety, medication is used in combination with psychotherapy. There are as many potential causes of anxiety disorders as there are people who suffer from them. Family history and genetics play a part in the greater likelihood of someone getting an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Increased stress and inadequate coping mechanisms to deal with that stress may also contribute to anxiety.

Anxiety symptoms can result from such a variety of factors including having had a traumatic experience, having to face major decisions in a one's life, or having developed a more fearful perspective on life. Anxiety caused by medications or substance or alcohol abuse is not typically recognized as an anxiety disorder.


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